The new Pokédex in Pokémon Sun and Moon is itself a Pokémon.

Well, sort of. Your Pokédex device is inhabited by a new breed of Rotom, the Pokémon found in human-made electrical items. It has various forms - an oven, a fridge, a garden mower. And, now, a Pokédex.

Rotom will imbue your Pokédex with a chatty personality and add new functionality to the device - you'll be able to ask it where to go next, for example.

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Sun and Moon are set to land on 3DS in time for Christmas.

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The footage also shows off the islands of Alola, the game's setting and an obvious riff on real-world Hawaii.

Inhabitants include Hau, who seems a bit like Brock - a fan of food, a travelling companion and your best pal. Then there's the mysterious Lillie, assistant to the region's resident Pokémon Professor, Kukui (who Wikipedia tells me is, like all other Professors, named after a type of tree).

Oh, and there's a look at Solgaleo and Lunala, the box-fronting duo of legendary Pokémon from whom Sun and Moon take their names.

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