'Pokemon Sun' and 'Pokemon Moon' Reveal Starter Pokemon

I choose you... Rowlett?

It’s been twenty years since Nintendo unleashed Pokemon on the GameBoy, ushering in a phenomenon. Now the franchise continues with the upcoming Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon arriving on the 3DS November 18. As is tradition in the games, players start with three base-level creatures (called “Starters”) that they’ll train and evolve into formidable fighters. Because unlike our real world, in thePokemon-verse not only is that kind of behavior tolerated, but it’s basically a national pastime.

Typical of these games, each starter Pokemon in Sun and Moon sports a specific “type”, an earthly element that functions sort of like rock-paper-scissors but gets complicated when other elements are challenged.

Without further adieu, meet your new little buddies you’ll see turn savage in the new games:

Rowlet

Perfectly round, whose facial expression is exactly like your idiot friend eager to tell this one good joke he found online, Rowlet is a grass Pokemon modeled after an owl. It’s also a flying type, so consider his benefit of fast transport when you’re making your selection.

Rowlett

Litten

Looking straight at you with boredom like it’s got better things to do is Litten, a household cat Pokemon with fire abilities. Considering the whole internet’s fascination with cats it’s a sort of wonder why a Pokemon like Litten hasn’t been introduced already.

Litten

Popplio

Just look at this son of a bitch. The most adorable little seal straight out of a Disney cartoon, Popplio is a water-based (obvi) Pokemon. He’s cute and I want him.

Popplio

The official Pokemon Twitter uploaded one of the first gameplay videos, so take a gander while you consider what Pokemon you’ll use for a game that isn’t coming out for another seven months.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon will be released on November 18.

Media via Twitter.com/Pokemon