Thanks to the massive success of Pokemon Go, there has been plenty of buzz surrounding the Pokemon brand. So it should come as no surprise that the next mainline installments of the series, Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, are getting plenty of anticipation from both new and old fans alike. If you are planning to pick up the new titles, there are several complementary products we recommend buying as well so that you will be able to get the most out of your experience. You can find them with ouy latest buying guide below.
Steelbook Dual Pack
If you are planning to buy both Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon, you should pick up the Amazon-exclusive Steelbook Dual Pack. Along with the physical versions of the two games, the bundle also comes with a metal case, which features Solgaleo and Lunala on the outside in addition to the map of the Alola Region on the inside. Best of all, the Steelbook Dual Pack does not cost anything extra when compared to buying each game separately.
If you are interested, you can purchase the Pokemon Sun and Moon Steelbook Dual Pack with this link on Amazon. You can also check out some photos of the metal case for the two handheld games with our media gallery located just below this paragraph.
Official Strategy Guide
The Pokemon games are known for its well hidden secrets. If you want to experience everything in the two upcoming titles, we recommend picking up Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Strategy Guide.
The guide comes with a detailed walkthrough of the new videogames. The coverage includes the locations of the pocket monsters, tips on using the communications features in addition to helping readers find all the moves, items and other collectibles hidden in the new massive land. Also included is a pullout map of the new Alola Region. If you are interested, you can buy the Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon: The Official Strategy Guide here.
Hardcore fans of the franchise might want to pick up the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon: Official Collector’s Edition Guide instead as it comes with a premium hardcover (as opposed to being paperback in the regular edition) in addition to having lithographs that are stored inside a sleeve protector. Purchase the Collector’s Edition Guide via this link.
Pokemon Z-Ring Set and Z-Crystals
One unique accessory that you might want to get is the Pokemon Z-Ring Set. This product, which you can wear on your wrist, can be synchronize in Pokemon Sun and Moon. When done correctly, the Z-Ring will vibrate, flash and make a sound when a corresponding Z-Move is used in the game. So, if you really want to be immersed in the upcoming titles, you should purchase the Pokemon Z-Ring Set with this page. You can also find a few photos of the Z-Ring Set below this paragraph.
Z-Moves are new in Sun and Moon. In order to use these maneuvers, the trainer must hold a Z-Ring in addition to the same corresponding Z-Crystal as the compatible pocket monster currently on the field. These powerful moves can only be used once per fight.
The Pokemon Z-Ring Set comes with three Z-Crystals. In order to get the full set (which includes Evil, Fight, Ghost, Grapple, Insect, Poison, Steel, Stone and Thunder), you can purchase the Pokémon Z-Crystal 9 Pack via this link.
Hori Pokemon Sun and Moon Hard Pouch for New Nintendo 3DS XL
If you like to play Pokemon Sun and Moon on the go, you might want to add extra protection for your New Nintendo 3DS XL. Hori is teaming up with both Nintendo and The Pokemon Company in releasing the officially licensed Pokemon Sun and Moon Hard Pouch. This product is designed to protect the New 3DS XL from dirt as well as small bumps via its hardened exterior. It also comes with a system strap to keep the handheld in place in addition to having individual pockets to store up to six game cards.
The hard pouch is two tone, with one side featuring Solgaleo, the Legendary Pokemon from Sun, while the other showcases Lunala, the Legendary Pokemon from Moon. You can find a few photos of the pouch below this paragraph.
If you are interested, you can purchase the Hori Pokemon Sun and Moon Hard Pouch, which is also compatible with the regular Nintendo 3DS XL, here.
Pokemon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
As with the prior releases, you will be able to transfer Pokemons from previous games to Sun and Moon. The upcoming titles are compatible with Pokemon X and Y, which are the sixth generation releases (and the first for the Nintendo 3DS). You can buy both with the following links: Pokemon X and Pokemon Y.
The other supported videogames are Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, enhanced remakes of the third-generation titles with all the bells and whistles from the modern day releases. You can purchase these with the following pages: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire.
Pokemon Red, Blue and Yellow
Pocket monsters from the 3DS versions of Red, Blue and Yellow can also be transferred to Sun and Moon. The releases from the first-generation added support for the Pokemon Bank application as well as other small enhancements. You can purchase the digital 3DS versions with the following links: Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue and Pokemon Yellow.
The aforementioned Pokemon Bank is an application where you can store and transfer Pokemons to compatible games. It will be getting a big update at the launch of Sun and Moon so that you can transfer your pocket monsters from X, Y, Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire, Red, Blue and Yellow into the new generation.
Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon are expected to come out on the 18th of November in the North American region. If you are planning on buying either one, or both, make sure you check out the complementary products we mentioned in our buying guide above so that you will be able to get the most out of the latest installments of the popular gaming franchise.