While several of the old school 151 Pokemon are receiving type changes and design edits designated as Alola forms, Marowak and Raichu’s new forms are arguably the coolest.
Marowak’s evolution can be seen in the Japanese trailer released earlier today, changing from a typical Cubone into a Ghost/Fire type Alola Marowak.
According to the official Pokémon website , Marowak changes in this way because “There are many Grass-type Pokémon—Marowak’s natural enemies—in the Alola region. This makes Alola a harsh environment for Cubone and Marowak. As a result, they live in close union with their partners. It’s said that their great care for their partners allowed them to gain something like a sixth sense and resulted in their changed form.”
It seems like Marowak, the original Team Skull member, has some kind of other wordly connection to the bones it wears, which is why it gained the Ghost type.
The second interesting change is the Electric mouse Raichu. Similar to Marowak and the other new Alola types, Raichu received a minor pallet and design change. It also gained the Psychic type and ability “Surge Surfer,” according to Bulbapedia.
Nintendo’s website also had an explanation, saying “Even Pokémon researchers don’t know why Raichu’s form changed in the Alola region. The people of Alola seem unconcerned by the question. Their guess: maybe it ate too many sweet and fluffy round pancakes!”
While Raichu’s new status type may concern some fans, Twitter users are expressing their delight over the possible throwback to the classic Pokemon trading card and Pokemon Yellow’s Surfing Pikachu.
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