“Pokemon Sun” and Pokemon Moon” will not hit the Nintendo 3DS gaming console until Nov. 18, but expectant fans are already very eager to know what they can expect from these new role-playing games to be published by The Pokémon Company.

Fortunately, leaks, rumors and speculations have been incessantly released to satisfy their cravings for details on “Pokémon Sun and Moon.” However, nothing comes close to piquing the interest of interested gamers than an official announcement from the “Pokémon” makers themselves.

On Monday, The Official Pokémon Channel uploaded a five-minute clip announcing the features of the upcoming “Pokémon” games, as well as the new Pocket monsters players should watch out for. 

It is announced in the video clip that some Pokémon will exist in Alola forms. GameRant explains that these pocket monsters are alternate forms of Vulpix, Ninetales, Exeggutor, Sandshrew and Sandslash that are found only in the tropical setting of Alola. 

Alola is reportedly based on Hawaii, but what makes this even more interesting is the setting and the alternate forms are inspired by Charles Darwin’s “On the Origins of Species.”

Another interesting bit the video clip teased about is the addition of new Pokémon monsters into the worlds of “Pokémon Sun" and "Pokémon Moon.” 

One of the new pocket monsters is the bird-like Oricoro which comes in four different styles depending on its location. The four versions are Sensu, Pa’u, Pom-Pom and Baile — each of these forms have distinct powers, but they all have the ability to dance. 

Another newbie is Mudbray, a ground-type monster with Own Tempo ability. According to Polygon, though Mudbray does not look like it, it is actually a very powerful creature that can carry loads that are 50 times its weight. 

Minior is also a new addition to the games. It is a meteor-inspired creature that has a thick shell made of debris from the stratosphere. It has a remarkable defensive skill because of its Shields Down ability. 

The other three pocket monsters announced in the video clip are Gumshoos, Fomantis and Lurantis. Gumshoos is a wise mongoose that is quite lazy, while Fomantis is a baby “Sickle Grass Pokémon” that photosynthesizes energy and later evolves into the grass-type beauty that is Lurantis. 

Meanwhile, back in July a Chinese leak of “Pokémon Sun and Moon” landed online. When the leak was translated by Smogon user Cresselia, it was found out that it contains a list of several interesting details about the games, reports Kotaku

For example, three new starter evolutions will be featured in the game, and they are an archer, a siren and a wrestler. Other entries in the leak that have been confirmed in the video clip mentioned above are the absence of traditional gyms and the addition of diamonds that would serve as Mega Stones for Pokémon transformations. 

Finally, “Pokémon Sun and Moon” fans would be delighted to know that there will be new Z-moves or the ultimate abilities of the pocket monsters they can use once for each battle they engage in.