Pokémon Sun/Moon: Starter Evolutions revealed, Basically Confirm Rumored Final Evolutions

A new trailer released on October 9th has revealed the first evolutions of Alola starters Rowlet, Popplio, and Litten (check them out below, including information pulled directly from the official PR). Judging by their appearances, the announcement also seems to confirm concept art of their final evolutions that leaked earlier this year…



The Blade Quill Pokémon Dartrix evolves from Rowlet. Dartrix attacks by throwing its knife-edged feathers, and it possesses extremely sharp senses. This Pokémon can detect opponents behind it and can throw feathers to strike them without even seeing them. This Pokémon cares a great deal about its appearance, grooming its feathers in every spare moment it has.




The Fire Cat Pokémon Torracat evolves from Litten. This Pokémon produces flames for its attacks from a bell-like sac attached at the base of its throat. Torracat has a great love for battle and will attack relentlessly. Its mane can sense what is going on around it, even in the dark, and is able to detect the presence of hidden enemies.




The Pop Star Pokémon Brionne evolves from Popplio. Brionne can dance in perfect time with others and is always cheery and positive. A very hard worker, Brionne learns dances by imitating other members of its colony and can sometimes even learn dances from humans. As this Pokémon dances, it creates balloons and slaps them into its target, making them explode and deal damage to its opponents.


This is the concept art that was leaked earlier on this year, which shows an archer-like final evolution of Rowlet, a burly final evolution of Litten, and a feminine final evolution of Popplio:


After seeing the second evolutions of the starter Pokémon, fans are all but confirming these leaks as the real deal. Looking at the pictures, I expect the third form of Litten to be either Fire/Fighting (hopefully we won’t see another one of these, though) or Fire/Dark and that of Popplio as Water/Fairy. I am personally a big fan of all of this generation’s the starter Pokémon and their evolutions. Stay tuned to NintendoFuse for the latest news about the games as well as our review when the games release on November 18th!