It’s been a big deal for Pokéfanatics, as last week we were given a couple of new trailers for the upcoming installations of the handheld series – Pokémon Sun and Moon.
From these two glorious pieces of footage, we learned what our fates would hold – and that’s who and what the new Starter Pokémon are. In case you’ve been living under a Geodude, they are Rowlet (Grass/Flying), Litten (Fire), and Popplio (Water).
Anyway, the talk of the town this week comes from YouTuber pdwinnall, as his snooping around on the Japanese Pokémon Sun and Moon website has unveiled some potential leaks for each Starter Pokémon’s future evolution typings. Without simply regurgitating the process of how he achieved this, he used the ‘Inspect Element’ tool available on Google Chrome and noticed some inconsistencies among the type icons’ URLs.
In summary, his findings indicate that Rowlet will remain Grass/Flying, Litten will become Ground/Fire, and Popplio will become Water/Fighting. However, it should be noted that since producing the video fans have called out a potential error in pdwinnall’s conclusions, as a Starter Pokémon’s primary type always goes first. Therefore, the community (along with pdwinnall) are drawing up the general conclusion of Rowlet actually changing its dual typing from Grass/Flying to Grass/Ground – a first for a Starter Pokémon to do this – with Litten remaining a Fire type all throughout, and Popplio becoming Water/Fighting as previously mentioned. This writer believes the YouTuber will be producing a new video to explain this update due to a comment he left on the original video, so stay tuned if you’re interested.
Have a watch of the video below and let us know what you think.