Predicting Alolan Form Pokémon

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Pokémon Sun and Moon has surprised fans on multiple occasions. First there was the announcement that we would be able to transfer Pokémon over from Pokémon Red and Blue via Virtual Console and Pokémon Bank, then a whole bunch of Pokémon were shown off in all sorts of highlight videos since E3. Most interesting of all has been the showcasing of brand new "Alola Form" Pokémon.

While there's already been a handful of Pokémon that have had forms in the past, Alolan Form Pokémon are unique in that these changes are drastic compared to those in the past. That got me thinking: what's a new feature without some speculation?

Today we're here to check out what fully evolved Pokémon still haven't had an Alolan release, and consider possible changes as to why they might have their new typings and abilities. To do so I took the following into account:

  • The Alolan Forms have been exclusively Kanto Pokémon
  • For the most part they completely change the typing of a Pokémon
  • They always have an explanation for why the Pokémon have these changes
  • The Alolan Forms tend to reference old games, the Pokémon anime, or other Pokémon media
  • None of them have Mega Evolutions
  • Legendaries don't have Alolan forms
  • They also tend to be Pokémon with evolutionary lines that have been somewhat ignored since the first generation of Pokémon games were released

As a personal rule, no Pokémon that are man-made or are created due to circumstance will be considered for this list. Their Alolan Form should also have a reason for existing in the first place. Of course, there's always the possibility that these rules might be changed in the future as more news rolls out.

With this in mind, though, are you ready? Then let's check out some of these possibilities!

Published Aug. 16th 2016

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