Pokémon Sun and Moon Launches Holiday 2016 for the 3DS

Pokémon Sun and Moon Launches Holiday 2016 for the 3DS - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 February 2016 / 6,261 Views

Nintendo and the Pokémon Company have confirmed the leak from yesterday, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are in development at the Nintendo Pokémon Direct this morning.

The games will be released worldwide for the Nintendo 3DS in Holiday 2016.

 No other details about the games were released. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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QUAKECore89 (on 26 February 2016)

I'll pick both, but i'm going for team Moon.

dopheculic (on 27 February 2016)

my Aunty Lyla just got Lexus NX 100t SUV by working part time online from home. go to website...

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Ljink96 (on 26 February 2016)

Can team Rocket come back for this one?

Luke888 (on 26 February 2016)

Saddly I don't think so, I think that due to Pokémon XY's incomplete story it has to be a region nearby Kalos...

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Ljink96 (on 26 February 2016)

But Sun, Moon...Rockets! It would be a wonderful return to the greatest "Team". I don't think locations dictate what teams are used.

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MrYoshi (on 26 February 2016)

I really like the names, they sound great.

Moonhero (on 26 February 2016)

Moon it is. I can't wait. Mega Togekiss and Mega Cloyster....

teamsilent13 (on 28 February 2016)

"Mega Togekiss and Mega Cloyster" pokemon not digimon right?

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Luke888 (on 26 February 2016)

I'm team Sun of course, unless the leggendary for Moon is a Bat (since the moon in the logo looks like a bat) in that case I'll pick both !!

CaptainExplosion (on 26 February 2016)

But what would the Legendary for Sun be?

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Luke888 (on 26 February 2016)

@CaptainExplosion I don't care, I love all fire types :v

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kooltrex (on 26 February 2016)

team rocket comeback confirmed? Also Moon.

Chazore (on 26 February 2016)

Team Moon for me.

CaptainExplosion (on 26 February 2016)


Thunderbird77 (on 29 February 2016)

Moon for me.

teamsilent13 (on 28 February 2016)

The urge to troll. I must stop myself. :(

Nem (on 27 February 2016)

No guy, it for the NX! At least thats one load of bollocks we won't have to suffer through anymore.

Nuvendil (on 26 February 2016)

Huh. Well that makes the replacement of the 3DS this year unlikely :P

DivinePaladin (on 26 February 2016)

BW2 came out after the 3DS. This really doesn't mean anything necessarily. I know this is a new gen rather than a sequel set but GF doesn't care what platform we're on, they keep making for whatever they feel will sell best.

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mZuzek (on 26 February 2016)

Black and White came out on the DS in America 3 weeks before the 3DS was released.

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Nuvendil (on 27 February 2016)

The difference is in the release window. Black and White released in Spring, thus reducing the impact of that conflict on the 3DS's first Holiday. If the new handheld is to launch this year, it's almost guaranteed to be a holiday launch. And after the 3DS's early struggles there's no way they launch a new handheld the same holiday period the old one gets the newest Pokemon entry. Or at least I hope Nintendo has enough sense to do so.

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Ka-pi96 (on 27 February 2016)

Maybe that just means NX isn't a new handheld then...

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