1. A More Focused Story
Pokémon games have never been known for their deep, compelling stories and while Sun and Moon aren’t telling a Last of Us caliber narrative by any means, there is definitely more focus on story here than in any previous Pokémon game. The game tasks you with travelling around the four isles of Alola, completing trials of skill and battling the region’s strongest trainers, but thanks to the game’s interesting cast of characters, you may find yourself being invested in Sun and Moon’s story more than you may have thought possible.
Much of this has to do with the meaningful relationships you can build with the game’s human characters, as you continue to interact with them and follow their own journeys to become Pokémon masters alongside your own. Couple that with the fact that the game’s setting is one of the best in the series and it’s easy to find yourself getting lost in the world of Sun and Moon in ways that just weren’t possible in previous Pokémon games.