Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are role-playing video games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS.
Game Freak Inc. is a Japanese video game developer, best known as the primary developer of Nintendo's Pokémon series of role-playing video games.
A role-playing video game is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character immersed in some well-defined world.
The Nintendo 3DS is a portable game console produced by Nintendo.
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They are the first installments in the seventh generation of Pokémon games.
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First announced in February 2016 through a special Nintendo Direct, both Sun and Moon were released worldwide in November 2016, commemorating the franchise's 20th anniversary.
As with previous installments, each game follows the journey of a young Pokémon trainer as they train Pokémon.
This time, the game takes place in the Alola region—based on Hawaii—with the object of the game being to thwart the schemes of the nefarious criminal organization Team Skull, all while attempting to challenge various Pokémon trainers of gradually increasing difficulty.
Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state of the United States of America, receiving statehood on August 21, 1959.
Sun and Moon introduced several dozen new Pokémon species, and includes new features such as Alolan forms of previous generation Pokémon, powerful moves known as Z-Moves, updated battle and training mechanics, and improved polygonal 3D graphics.
The games also adopted the previously introduced battle mechanic known as Mega Evolution, which was first introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Although Sun and Moon are mostly independent of each other, both feature largely the same plot, and while either can be played separately, trading Pokémon between the two games is allowed.