3. “Care” Feature
Sun and Moon add a new way to interact with your team of Pokémon with the “Care” feature, which allows you to treat status effects after a battle. For instance, you can dab them with a cotton swab or brush away dirt with a brush and even pet them, which is honestly something we’ve always wanted to be able to do in a Pokémon game (okay, you could in Alpha Sapphire, but it was a bit limited). The Care features actually have tangible benefits too, as it eliminates the need to buy items in stores that eliminate status effects, makes your Pokémon more affectionate, and even makes them stronger in battle. Whether or not this feature becomes more of a chore than something players enjoy doing remains to be seen, but at the very least it provides a new way to interact and forge a bond with your team of Pokémon.