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Advances in gameplay
==In-game continuity==-->
==Advances in gameplay==
* The addition of {{cat|Generation VII Pokémon|81 new Pokémon}}, bringing the total to 802. Similarly to [[Generation V]], no new evolutionary relatives of previous Pokémon were introduced.
* A new region to explore, the [[Alola]] region, based on {{wp|Hawaii}}.
* A new [[Villainous teams|villainous team]], [[Team Skull]].
* Several [[Generation I]] Pokémon have a form unique to Alola known as a [[regional variant]]; this aspect of Generation VI is based on [[wp:Evolutionary pressure|selective pressures]] which occur in the [[Pokémon world in relation to the real world|real world]].
* The addition of 80 new [[move]]s.
* The addition of 41 new {{Abilities}}.
* Certain NPC trainers may keep their Pokémon in [[Poké Ball]]s other than the standard {{ball|Poké}}.
* A new battle mechanic, [[Z-Move]]s, powerful moves that Pokémon can learn and perform once per battle.
* A new region to explore, the [[Alola]] region, based on {{wp|Hawaii}}.
* A new [[Villainous teams|villainous team]], [[Team Skull]].
* The addition of the [[island challenge]], a traditional rite in the Alola region involving trials guided by [[Trial Captain]]s, battling [[Totem Pokémon]], and battles with [[Island Kahuna]]s.
* The introduction of {{p|Greninja}}'s [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Greninja|Ash-Greninja form]] and {{p|Zygarde}}'s [[List of Pokémon with form differences#Zygarde|four alternate forms]], previously shown in the ''XY&Z'' arc of the {{pkmn|anime}}'s {{series|XY}}.
* The addition of [[regional variant]]s, providing new forms for several old Pokémon based on regional ecology.
* Two new battle modes:
** A battle that takes part between four Trainers called a [[Battle Royal]], where each participating Trainer aims to defeat each other. The battle ends when all of one Trainer's Pokémon are [[Fainting|knocked out]], with the winner being the Trainer who has the highest combined number of knockouts and number of remaining Pokémon.
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