Yes, I'm aware it's the same image as last update's But In Higher Res, But it's a great bit of art and I flipping love the chimeric cockatoo, mmkay?
So, along came October 14th and with it a new trailer and a wealth of new information. Some of it confirms what we've learned from Corocoro, and other information still is brand new.
Normal . Its signature attack is still called Multi-Attack, but its unique ability received a name change and it is now known as System RKS (because obviously, 'System AR' wasn't obvious enough an Arceus reference and propagating the godawful mispronounciation TPCi decided was how Arceus should be pronounced was so important). It also confirms that the items that allow Silvally to change its type are indeed individual items for each type, just like the Plates they are blatantly emulating, and when Silvally holds them, its head-crest, tail and what is presumably the system itself on its ear change color. Again, like the great divine goat-llama it was created to emulate.
Dragon / Fighting . As with their pre-evolutions, they have Bulletproof/Soundproof for abilities. Kommo-o has its own signature move, Jangling Scales, which deals damage at the cost of lowering its defense stat.
But not all in this update was revealed by Corocoro - Some Pokémon we've already met also received new evolutions!
Grass -types and classified as the Fruit Pokémon. Steenee retains Leaf Guard or Oblivious as its abilities - but Oblivious Steenee acquire a new ability upon evolution. That ability, Queenly Majesty, prevents the opponent from using increased priority moves. Tsareena also learns a new signature move, Trop Kick (ye gods, the pun), which deals damage and reduces the opponent's attack stat.
Bug / Fairy , still Honey Gather/Shield Dust. Plus, it is almost literally just a Cutiefly with a scarf and without a proboscis. Which is, as far as I'm personally concerned, a downgrade. But ah well. They can't all be winners.
Poison / Dark and have the abilities Poison Touch or Gluttony. Apparently, Grimer were imported to Alola to eat garbage when the population of Alola increased, creating a difficulty in managing waste effectively. The 'stones' on their body are crystallized poisons and are very dangerous to touch - and Alolan Muk's gradient-slime-body actually alternates in colors, creating an oil-slick like effect.
In addition to these, two new human characters have also been introduced:
In addition, it has been indicated in the Japanese version of this trailer that Mega Kangaskhan's ability, Parental Bond, has received a significant nerf and now the second hit deals only 25% of the first hit's damage, rather than 50%.
And that is pretty much it for this update. We'll keep you posted if anything else of interest shows up. All I can say is - Sun and Moon are getting closer and closer to release, and the hype is beyond real.