Which team are you siding with for Pokémon Sun and Moon? All three starters have just been announced, and each fighter is waiting for you to choose! Read below if you’re on board with Team Popplio. And check out our Team Litten and Team Rowlet articles if you want to check out the competition!


Look at this rad dude. This guy right here? This little rubbery blue lump of rage is called Popplio.

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Let me tell you a little bit about the blue demon you see before you. This guy’s a Water-type. And, much like just about every generation before it, the Water starter is the best one. (Squirtle and Mudkip are Gods among PokéMen.) Not only that, but right off the bat you have a cute little seal dude that can use Surf in a game that takes place in an island chain. The home field advantage is strong.

Take a look at its design. That nose? That looks like a Paggliacci-esque clown hat stuck on the front of its face. And that fashionable clown neck ruffle? That’s its skin. This charismatic beast of blubber and death has his fashion sense baked in.

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And his final evolution? Man, it might be some kind of crazy scary clown seal that will make Tim Curry’s It look like Krusty the Clown. By the end of the generation everyone not on the Popplio train will be given a case of coulrophobia and swimmer’s ear.

So don’t get clowned on this generation. Get on the Popplio Hype (Circus) Train and ride it to victory.

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Written by Bryan Finch

A video editor by trade, Bryan Finch is a lifetime Nintendo fan, and he loves writing about his passions. He also spends too much time playing and watching fighting games. Bryan enjoys​​ movies, comics, cooking with his wife, and the idea of Elite Beat Agents 2.

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