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Friday, May 13, 2016

New Pokémon Video Game Sun And Moon Coming Soon

For all you Pokémon fans out there - the new Pokémon Sun and Moon video game will be released on November 18, 2016.

According to Nintendo, there’s a new region for gamers to play in called Alola (which if you are Japanese will sound like Aurora - why do the Japanese continue to manufacture things containing an English “L”  sound in them?)…

Now… the guessing is—because of the scenery and the Alola name, that this region is based on a Hawaii-theme.

For the record, there is no Hawaiian word “alola”. Best guesses suggest that we are looking at a Hawaii-like area merely because ‘alola’ sounds similar to “aloha”, the Hawaiian term that is most often used to say hello and good-bye.

However, according to, aloha is a noun-transitive verb, noun-stative verb (I have no idea what any of that means, however...), it can mean all of the following: love, affection, compassion, mercy, sympathy, pity, kindness, sentiment, grace, charity; greeting, salutation, regards; sweetheart, lover, loved one; beloved, loving, kind, compassionate, charitable, lovable; to love, be fond of; to show kindness, mercy, pity, charity, affection; to venerate; to remember with affection; to greet, hail. "Greetings!" "Hello!" "Good-bye!" "Farewell!" "Alas!"

It’s not a stretch to assume that Pokémon Sun and Moon will feature Hawaii, as previous Pokémon video game incarnations have featured playing regions based on real parts of Japan, as well as Paris and New York.

There are also three new starter Pokémon for gamers to use, and I’ll not spoil it any further.

Here’s the trailer:

Andrew Joseph

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