‘Mr. Hyper’ can also train your Pokemon after level 100
By way of the official Pokemon Channel, a heap of new creatures were revealed, several of which we didn’t know about yet.
That list includes Wimpod (Bug/Water), Bounsweet (Grass), Comfey (Fairy), Mudsdale (Ground), and the previously announced Mimikyu (Ghost/Fairy) and Bewear (Normal/Fighting). They’ve also announced that Sun & Moon will have two online competition types (including local tournaments), as well as a “Hyper Training” mechanic, that will allow “level 100 Pokemon to increase their individual strengths for the first time” — that could be game-changing.
On that last bit — Game Freak notes that it will be done through a new character named “Mr. Hyper,” who is found “somewhere in the Alola region.” You’ll use Bottle Caps to do it, one of which comes with Magearna, which will arrive “later this year” in North America by way of a distribution event.
I’m still loving Mimikyu — the idea of a personified substitute is pretty amazing. Many of the other new ‘mons haven’t really grabbed me, but there’s so many to choose from at this point it doesn’t really matter. Check out the new additions’ full descriptions below!
Wimpod is the Turn Tail Pokémon. This Pokémon is a cowardly scavenger that eats or stores anything that’s been dropped in the sea meaning it is highly valued across the Alola region as a cleaner of the sea. Wimpod has the new Ability Wimp Out which causes this Pokémon to run away or swap out for another Pokémon when its HP drops below half in battle.
Bounsweet is the Fruit Pokémon which gives off a delicious aroma. This aroma has a calming effect on humans, so many people across Alola let them live inside their homes as an air freshener.
The Posey Picker Pokémon Comfey picks flowers which it carries around with it. Comfey uses its soothing aroma to help treat people and Pokémon at Pokémon Centers and hospitals.
Mudslade is the Draft Horse Pokémon with incredible power and stamina. Its legs are coated in a protective mud and its kick can destroy a car in a single blow. Mudslade has the Ability Stamina, a new Ability which raises a Pokémon’s Defense by one when hit by an attack.
Bewear is the Strong Arm Pokémon that must never be approached carelessly. With its strong and highly developed arms and legs, Bewear loves to give crushing bear hugs that will split anything in two.
As the Disguised Pokémon, Mimikyu lives its life constantly covered by its cloth. Mimikyu’s Disguise Ability allows it to escape danger from an enemy’s attack once, then its appearance changes.