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Stufful, Sandygast, Palossand also showcased
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Crabrawler was announced earlier today during the opening ceremony of 2016 Pokémon World Championships. Additionally, the English names and further details on three Pokémon that were seen in this month’s CoroCoro have been revealed.
Crabrawler is the Boxing Pokémon and is a Fighting-type Pokémon. It can have Hyper Cutter or Iron Fist as its Ability.
Stufful (known in Japanese as Nuikoguma) is a Normal/Fighting Pokémon and the pre-evolved form of Bewear. It can have either the new Ability Fluffy or Klutz as its Ability, the same as Bewear.
Sandygast (known in Japanese as Sunabā) and its evolved form Palossand (known in Japanese as Shirodesuna) are both Ghost/Ground-type Pokémon. They both have the new Ability Water Compaction, which increases its Defense by 2 stages if hit by a Water-type move.
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Fans at the 2016 Pokémon World Championships Among the First to See Crabrawler
SAN FRANCISCO, CA —August 19, 2016— At the 2016 Pokémon World Championships today, The Pokémon Company International gave its passionate fans a first look at new Pokémon coming to the highly anticipated Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon video games, available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. The fascinating Alola region Pokémon will appear in the latest generation of Pokémon video games that will launch in Europe on November 23.
The newly revealed Alola region Pokémon include:
- Name: Crabrawler
- Type: Fighting
- Crabrawler is a Boxing Pokémon that really hates to lose. It can be found clinging to buildings with its powerful pincers that also pack a powerful punch, or gathering around trees in search of Berries, its favourite food.
The following Alola Region Pokémon were also recently revealed:
- Name: Stufful
- Type: Normal/Fighting
- Stufful may have a small body, but this Pokémon has extraordinary strength. Despite its cute, fluffy appearance, Stufful dislikes being touched and will flail its arms in protest. Stufful evolves into Bewear.
- Name: Sandygast
- Type: Ghost/Ground
- Sandygast emerges when the grudges of fallen Pokémon soak into the sand after battle, and its tunnel-like mouth can suck the vitality from people and Pokémon. Sandygast also features a new Water Compaction Ability, never before seen in other Pokémon, where its Defense stat goes up by two if it’s hit with a Water-type move. Sandygast evolves into Palossand.
- Name: Palossand
- Type: Ghost/Ground
- Palossand disguises itself as a sandcastle, with its shovel on top serving, it is believed, as a radar to search out prey. Unsuspecting small Pokémon are dragged into Palossand’s body through its sandy vortex so it can steal their life force.
| — The Pokémon Company International
Pokémon World Championships announcement