Just in time for Pokémon ‘s 20th anniversary this year, Nintendo is releasing two brand new entires in the series on 3DS with Pokémon Sun and Moon. Every iteration of the franchise has introduced new gameplay features and design tweaks to try and keep the franchise from growing stale, but most of these changes have been more evolutionary than revolutionary. Although Sun and Moon still adhere to the tried-and-true formula that has helped Pokémon maintain its popularity for the past two decades, there are actually quite a few big changes introduced this time around hat represent a bit of a reinvention for the series. If you’re planning on picking up a copy of Pokémon Sun or Moon, here are the most important new features that you need to know about.
10. The Pokédex
An essential item in every trainer’s toolbox, the familiar Pokédex has been given a substantial overhaul in Sun and Moon. It not only functions as a map and helps keep track of how and where to find rare Pokémon , but will even talk to you, with a Pokémon called Rotom running the show (it can possess electronic devices). Additionally, the new Pokédex allows for new ways to discover Pokémon , including the ability to scan QR codes with the 3DS that provide additional information about specific Pokémon and various secrets about the Alola region in which the game is set.