Best Announced Generation 7 Pokemon Before the Release of Sun and Moon

This list is about generation 7 Pokemon that are revealed to us before the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon. That being said, who are your favorite Pokemon revealed for Pokemon Sun and Moon? What makes you love these pokemon? What do you want to see from them?

NOTE: Stick to Generation 7 Pokemon that were revealed BEFORE November 18th, 2016. This list is about first impressions and what we like about these Pokemon before actually being able to use them.

The Top Ten

1 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko

Is there a question

When pikachu uses its Z move on it, tapu koko can even block it with its two head shields. that seems to be the fastest and the most defensive Pokemon in all regions. AMAZING!

2 Salandit Salandit

This would be perfect for one of Team Skull's grunts to have when I run into them. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Man, I love every single one of these new Pokemon's designs!

Pervert+Crocodile=this - GriffinDoge

Reverse harem? So you're telling me that Salandit's evolution is feminine? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It's 4x weakness to Ground is a small price to pay to have this amazing design on your team.

3 Mimikyu Mimikyu

The more I see this Pokemon and hear about it, the more I think it's a great idea and super adorable!

This pokemon can defend a pikachu's iron tail with its awesome ability

The hardest Totem Pokemon by far. EVER. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Who doesn't like Mimikyu? - PerfectImpulseX

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4 Lunala Lunala Lunala is a dual-type Psychic/Ghost Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII . It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokémon Moon starting at level 53 . It is one of Cosmog's final forms, the other being Solgaleo . ...read more.

Even though I'm just getting Pokemon Sun, the design for Lunala just looks so majestic and elegant. If Rin Tohsaka from Fate/Stay Night was a Pokemon Trainer, Lunala would be a great Pokemon for her team. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

5 Rowlet Rowlet

I agree that it's time a female companion chooses a grass type starter in the anime! Rowlet would be perfect!

So cute. For once, the grass type starter is the cutest of the trio, in my opinion.

6 Solgaleo Solgaleo Solgaleo is a dual Psychic/Steel Legendary Pokèmon introduced in Generation VII. It evolves from Cosmoem when leveled up in Pokemon Sun starting at level 53.It is one of Cosmog's final forms,the other being Lunala. Solgaleo takes a special form called the Radiant Sun phase when it uses Sunsteel strikes. ...read more.

Such an awesome looking Pokemon!

I have found Arturia Pendragon's ideal Pokemon! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It's a majestic lion its cool and lit #lunala stinks

Absolute beast, much better than Lun ala lunala sucks who even likes lunala it's so weak. This pokenon is a wall because of his insane defense and attack! Get him on your sun team. Don't but pokemon moon

7 Lycanroc Lycanroc

It's about time we got a wolf Pokemon... But TWO?!?!?!?

I fell in love with lycanroc!

If you like this form there's a new form called dusk form it's a combination of both lycanrocs forms coming out in ultra Sun and moon.

It's middnight form looks badass!

8 Minior Minior

Minior reminds me of Luma from Super Mario Galaxy and I find that adorable. - Ruee

9 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele

Kind of looks like what Madoka Kaname would have for a Pokemon. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The strongest of all the tapu's and insanely strong.

10 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi

To me, Wishiwashi was the hardest Totem Pokemon for me to fight so far. Its School Form was one hell of a defensive tank! In addition, Ruee sure was right about its massive stats! Combine that with Aqua Ring and its SOS partner Alomomola using Heal Pulse on it and you're in for one long endurance battle! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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The Contenders

11 Litten Litten

My favorite gen 7 starter - Pony

Those markings are why.

I love cats. So of course I'll pick Litten OR WHATEVER STARTER HAS THE MOST ADVANTAGES AGAINST GYM LEADERS. - SeeU

12 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu

I thought this was going to be fire/fairy. Turns out to be grass/fairy.. okay. I'll take it! - Ruee

13 Popplio Popplio Popplio is a water type starter Pokemon who made his debut in Pokemon Sun and Moon. It was based on a sea lion and circus clown. It evolves into Brionne and then into Primarina.

Second cutest starter!

Why does everyone hate this one? It's adorable and I'm sure it'll evolve into something awesome!

You literally just dissed me for having a Popplio profile picture. Hypocrite. - InklingSethO

Who ever said second cutest is gonna get a price of my mind because listen is uggg I don't want to star bupoplio is WAY BETTER THAN CRAPPY LITTEN

Honestly I think is very mean and stupid hate a Pokemon by their desgin,You have your opinion but you don't need to act like that "THIS SUCKS,IS SO UGLY KILL IT SLOWY AND PAINFULLY! "When you can only say:"I honestly really don't like it." - cassiabez

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14 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o

Though I do not like Jangm-o, Kommo-o is his last form and is super powerful.

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15 Vikavolt Vikavolt
16 Decidueye Decidueye

Anyways, this is my most favorite out of the 3 Alolan Starters. I really like the design, concept, the typing, the personality, AA! It might be my most favorite Pokemon depending how good my experiences are with it in the games. I CAN'T WAIT TO USE IT! - Ruee

Ash confirmed to get a Rowlet, he better fully evolve it into Decidueye or I'll be disappointed in him. (I really love the Pokemon okay. It's so badass) - Ruee

I want a plush of this Pokemon. And question. How do you pronunce his name?

17 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini

GAME FREAK, why the hell did you turn an awesome ghost pokemon to a stupid water pokemon - GriffinDoge

18 Rockruff Rockruff

One of the most adorable pokemon ver - HeavyDonkeyKong

This Pokémon looks so cute. - Pony

19 Alola Ninetales Alola Ninetales

People are mad at this design like? HOW? It's sooo pretty. It didn't ruin ninetales, the design is so good and using a variant idea that makes Ninetales snow white is such a great idea! - Ruee

Alola Ninetales is my favorite alola pokemon - TwilightKitsune

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20 Drampa Drampa

Falkor the luck dragon? *shudders*

21 Mudsdale Mudsdale

I WANT A MUDSDALE NOW It's SO MAJESTIC - SeeU

I see this thing being the Aegislash of gen 7.

22 Alola Marowak Alola Marowak

Honestly when I heard that there might be an Alolan Marowak, it's literally everything I wanted. It being fire and a throwback to the ghost Marowak back in gen 1. Also there are new Pokemon other than alolan forms but I'll add them once their english names are revealed. - Ruee

23 Primarina Primarina
24 Cutiefly Cutiefly

Well, this is a cute name!

The cuteness... - TwilightKitsune

I just realized 'Cutiefly' totally sounds like a name of a pony from My Little Pony, lol!

Cutiefly should be like Wurmple, It can evolve into a majestic masquline looking moth or a more feminine one - SeeU

25 Oricorio Oricorio

Oricorio looks like a peacock wearing a kimono. Still the best gen 7 pokemon though - TwilightKitsune

Shame it doesn't learn good moves

Wow! That looks and sounds awesome! 4 different forms? And different typings? Can't wait to see them in action!

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26 Silvally Silvally

Fake Arceus is gonna be OVERPOWERED in Sun and Moon.

27 Magearna Magearna
28 Alola Exeggutor Alola Exeggutor

The memes of this Pokemon are so hilarious and I hope they don't stop any time soon.

Such giraffeness - SeeU

More like alolan mememaster - WingedOracle

Pft, haha!

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29 Alola Sandslash Alola Sandslash

PSA: I still can't add more Pokemon on MY OWN list, so whoever still can, please do that for me. Avoid putting Ultra beasts on the list because they aren't Pokemon. - Ruee

This thing looks like it's claws were transplanted from the Wolverine.

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30 Palossand Palossand

People find it stupid, but I like the concept. Sand possessed by a ghost? Imagine being pulled into the sand by this thing. It can literally bury you alive. - Ruee

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31 Turtonator Turtonator
32 Incineroar Incineroar

Once a Team Litten member, always a Team Litten member! Besides, I always use Fire type starters for my games. And to be honest, I actually like Incineroar for what it is. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I can't help feel that Incineroar is an underrated Pokémon among many. Because so many people choosed Rowlet over Litten and glossed over Decidueye. It isn't even that good of a Pokémon. Incineroar is actually has better stats than Decidueye (except speed lol). But despite it's rather low popularity, Incineroar is my favorite fully evolved Alola starter and my second favorite Pokémon of all time (behind only Greninja).

Also it's a tiger. And it's a wrestler. Tiger millionaire anybody? Does it ring a Torracat's fire bell?

33 Bruxish Bruxish

People despise this thing because of how ugly it looks. However, the fish it's based off of is not pretty at all. It's pretty ugly. I personally the ugly yet kinda scary look works for Bruxish than it being pretty unless it evolves into something pretty. (Like feebas into Milotic). You can't have cool, cute, pretty designs without ugly ones. It's actually something realistic because there is ugly animals, fish, etc irl as well.

If anything, you should be terrified by this thing because of its ability, Dazzling. And if it evolves, you know you are screwed. - Ruee

Honestly, this being ugly and intimidating fits the pokemon. (if you see a picture of a real life trigger fish, you will realize it's based of its appearance and it's no pretty fish.) Not all pokemon have to be gorgeous or cute. - Ruee

34 Kommo-o Kommo-o
35 Yungoos Yungoos

A lot of people say Yungoos looks like Donald Trump. I gotta admit, I don't like Donald Trump, but Yungoos looks so adorable! I wonder what its evolutionary stages are going to be... - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Yeah, when I first thought about Yungoos looking like Donald Trump, my first thought was trying to make sure every Yungoos I meet except the first one I catch faint as if I were actually beating up Donald Trump with my Pokemon team and that I would never select the run option if I encounter them. However, now I want to try to judge Yungoos for what it is, not for what it looks like. I hate Donald Trump, but I just can't hate Yungoos just for the sole fact that it looks like someone I hate. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Yungoos has TRUMP written all over its hair - GriffinDoge

36 Togedemaru Togedemaru Togedemaru is a spherical, rodent-like Pokémon. Most of its front is white, while its back is primarily gray. It has black eyes, a short pointed snout with a black nose, and a circular, yellow marking on each cheek. Scattered across its back are yellow and brown triangular markings, which this Pokémon ...read more.
37 Bewear Bewear

Newest can break almost anything it's pokedex entry is the arm thrust pokemon

Bewear is so kawaii ;3 but very dangerous - SeeU

38 Vulpix Vulpix

Got myself one of these bad boys recently. Anyone want me to breed it so I can trade many Vulpix with anyone who wants it? - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Aw, it's very pretty. Prettier than regular Vulpix, in my opinion.

It's SO KAWAII
THE ALOLA REGION SHOULD BE THE KAWALOLAII REGION - SeeU

39 Alola Raichu Alola Raichu

People might think I'm annoyed by Alolan Raichu but I'm not. It's actually kinda what I wanted. I wanted Raichu to get something new for Sun and Moon because it's been overshadowed by Pikachu for so long that it desperately needed something to become relevant and have people evolve their Pikachus more. My thought was a mega, but they introduced an Alolan form of it instead. And Pikachu isn't getting a new form so Raichu has the spotlight in that regard. - Ruee

Finally Raichu gets the love it deserves!

Just looked at shiny an really think dedenne should evolve into this

40 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku

I can't wait to obtain 20,000 Poke Dollars by chucking these things back in the ocean

This Pokemon is so lazy that Alolans have to start a tradition of throwing them back in the water so they don't starve to death because they don't want to move around...WOW GAMEFREAK. - Ruee

41 Alola Vulpix

I already put vulpix up as "vulpix" by mistake - Ruee

42 Brionne Brionne

Love the name!

This is my least favorite Pokemon, ever. The POP STAR Pokémon? Ugh, Torracat is wayyy better. - Brobusky

43 Cosmog Cosmog Cosmog is a Psychic-type Legendary Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. The most iconic appearance of Cosmog in the Pokémon franchise is the one owned by Lillie from Pokémon Sun and Moon, nicknamed Nebby.

Ah, just look at the little dickens! Little cute fluff of cosmic dust! It looks like something that came out of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

44 Alolan Persian Alolan Persian

What a massive disappointment this turned out to be.

Alolan peraian looks like its face got smashed with a frying pan

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45 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
46 Tsareena Tsareena
47 Komala Komala

It's cute and all, but it's kind of disappointing it doesn't have an evolutionary stage or two. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

48 Pikipek Pikipek
49 Grubbin Grubbin
50 Charjabug Charjabug

I don't really mind the design of Charjabug. I actually like it, considering most Bug-Type Pokemon's mid-evolutionary stages are just boring cocoon designs. Charjabug is clearly not a cocoon, and that's what I like about it. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

That's true! I think Charjabug is the only mid stage bug that isn't a cocoon. - Ruee

People call this thing ugly and a bad design but it's rare that a mid stage bug type actually looks good. And to be honest, I couldn't imagine Grubbin's stage as anything else but this as it's mid stage. - Ruee

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2. Lunala
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2. Alola Marowak
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