In the new Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Fire you play as a shirtless pyromaniac who has finally escaped from his cave. He had been locked away in hibernation but some madman unleashed him onto the world where he burns everything in his path.
Just a quick summary of what we got today for those who missed it! This is just going to cover the big stuff, feel free to dig up the video if you want all the details, which you can do over here. An abridged version of the highlights can be found here, along with some new info!
- Firstly, we got a look at 3 new Pokemon!
Yungoos clearly has a new ability called Stakeout, and since it was the 2nd Pokemon found overall (the first was Ledyba), we can assume it to be the Alola Rattata. Stakeout allows Yungoos to do double the damage to any Pokemon that enters the field mid-battle (via switching in and so on).
Pikipek was teased early on, but finally shown today! It has Skill Link as an ability, so it will make good use of Fury Attack, and most likely another new move (just my guess), since it doesn’t make good use of any of the current useful multi hit moves (Tail Slap, Icicle Spear, etc.). Probably some kind of rapid pecking move. Anyways, via a new mechanic that shows how many evolutionary relatives a Pokemon has upon capture, we know that Pikipek has 3 evolutions, solidifying its place as Alola’s Pidgey!
Grubbin was not shown in the gameplay, but rather in a video afterward, so all we know about it is that it can learn String Shot, and is probably this region’s Caterpie.
- Secondly, the first game footage of Magearna was shown, which reveals its signature move and ability in action!
Soul Heart increases the Pokemon’s Special Attack by one stage whenever another Pokemon faints, while Fleur Cannon appears to be a Fairy type move!
- Thirdly, Solgaleo and Lunala are known to have slightly alternate forms:
However now much is known about what exactly these forms do, other than that they seem to occur when the two use their signature moves. Perhaps change types temporarily to give Solgaleo its Fire typing? Which I guess would make it a triple type… or maybe its Psychic typing is replaced with Fire? Or, they could just be for aesthetic purposes like Xerneas’s “forms”.
- Fourthly, a new multiplayer mode was announced called Battle Royale!
4 players can use up to 3 Pokemon in a Free-For-All battle (yes, anyone can attack anyone!), which continues until one trainer loses all 3 of their Pokemon. KO counts and remaining Pokemon counts are used to tally up the winner of the bout. You can also look at the new interface!
- And finally, some miscellaneous information gleaned from the gameplay:
Popplio learns Disarming Voice, a unique little Fairy type move from Gen 6, by level up, which suggests its final form could indeed be Water/Fairy as many speculate. Not too many non Fairy types learn this move, and the ones that do are things like Audino and Altaria (who Mega Evolve into Fairy types), Pichu and Skitty (whose Evolutionary lines are in the Fairy Egg Group), and Milotic (who, while not Fairy type, has the kind of appearance that is in line with them). There are ones (specifically Espurr and the Ele-monkeys) that are not related to Fairies, but they are obviously a minority.
The gameplay window lets you check stat changes to a Pokemon, both yours and the opponent’s! Here, for example, Popplio was hit with Growl twice and Tail Whip twice!
You can check a move’s power, description, accuracy, and so on at any time during a battle by pressing L+A!
And last but DEFINITELY not least:
The different trainers are wearing different outfits (which was pointed out), meaning that trainer outfit customization is back, as confirmed by Masuda himself onstage!
That’s all the major stuff for now, feel free to add anything you think I missed!