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Generation VII

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The seventh generation of Pokémon was announced with the reveal of {{g|Sun and Moon}} on February 27, 2016, the [[Pokémon 20th Anniversary]]. These are the first gamespair of games in thisthe generation and were released worldwide on November 18, 2016, except in Europe where they were released on November 23, 2016.
The second pair of games in this generation, {{g|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon}}, were revealed in a Pokémon Direct held on June 6, 2017. The games take place in Alola once again, but with a new story and includes Pokémon that cannot be found in Sun and Moon. The games were released worldwide on November 17, 2017.
[[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!]] can communicate with the mobile app [[Pokémon GO]] and is able to receive Pokémon that originate from the app and can send a special Pokémon to Pokémon GO. It currently cannot communicate with any other [[core series]] games.
==In-game continuity==-->
==In-game continuity==
{{g|Sun and Moon}} occurs two years after the events of {{2v2|Black|White|2}} and {{v2|X and Y|s}}. Various characters from previous generations such as: [[Sina]], [[Dexio]], [[Looker]], [[Salon Maiden Anabel| Anabel]], [[Colress]], [[Red]], and [[Blue]] make appearances, with many of them looking significantly older than in previous games. The newly introduced [[Ultra Wormhole|Ultra Wormholes]] are hinted at being portals that can connect to alternate dimensions and universes and help to expand on the concept of alternate universes that was presented in [[Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'s [[Delta Episode]].
During the postgame missions in Sun and Moon, it is revealed that Anabel fell into an Ultra Wormhole prior to the events of Sun and Moon and became, what the [[International Police]] refer to as, a {{DL|Ultra Wormhole|Fallers|Faller}} and is hinted to be the same Anabel that appeared in [[Pokémon Emerald]]'s {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|Battle Tower|Battle Tower}}, however, she suffers from {{wp|retrograde amnesia}}. [[Professor Burnet]] who originated from the side game, [[Pokémon Dream Radar]], is revealed to be living in Alola and is researching the phenomena surrounding Ultra Wormholes.
{{g|Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon}} are set in an alternate universe similar, but slightly different, to Sun and Moon. The events of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon follow those of the first games, but slightly diverge in its details. Some of the worlds that the player may visit through the [[Ultra Warp Ride]] are hinted at being alternate versions of Alola, such as: the [[Ultra Space Wilds]], and the [[Ultra Ruin]] which is a world that thoroughly hinted at being a destroyed [[Hau'oli City]] from an alternate dimension.
In the postgame [[Episode RR]], [[Team Rainbow Rocket]] takes over the [[Festival Plaza]] and [[Aether Paradise]] after coming out of Ultra Wormholes, in hopes of taking over other worlds using the Ultra Wormhole technology developed by the Aether Foundation. Team Rainbow Rocket is later revealed to be composed of the [[Villainous teams|villainous team]] leaders from previous generations, with [[Team Aqua]] and [[Team Magma]]'s leaders, [[Archie]] and [[Maxie]], appearing as they they did in [[Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire]]. It is also revealed that each of the villainous team leaders are from alternate universes where they were able to successfully achieve their plans; further cementing the concept of alternate universes.
{{g|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!}} seems to take place in an alternate universe from [[Pokémon Red and Blue]] and [[Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen]] as Team Rocket was never disbanded, and Red and Blue have already defeated the [[Indigo League]] and are now renowned Pokémon trainers. Because of this, the player characters are now composed of [[Chase]] and [[Elaine]] with Blue's role as rival being replaced by [[Trace]].
Since Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! are remakes of [[Pokémon Yellow]], characters from the anime like [[Team Rocket Trio|Jessie and James]] make appearances and similar events from the anime occur.
The games seem to occur less than five years before Sun and Moon, as [[Mina]], albeit slightly younger, makes an appearance in [[Vermilion City]]. Despite this, the overall continuity between these games and those that precede them is not clear.
==Advances in gameplay==
* The introduction of the [[Battle Agency]], an addition to the [[Festival Plaza]].
* The replacement of Zygarde Cells and Cores with [[Totem Sticker]]s, which the player can redeem to receive special, {{pkmn2|Totem}}-like Pokémon.
===Further additions in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Lets's Go, Eevee!===
* Two new Mythical Pokémon are introduced: [[Meltan]] and [[Melmetal]], bringing the total to 809.
* [[Walking Pokémon]] make a return, working as replacements for Ride Pokémon.
* [[Secret Techniques]] are implemented as replacements for [[HM]]s.
* [[Wild Pokémon]] now appear in the overworld.
* The implementation of the Pokémon Box, a replacement for the [[Pokémon Storage System]] that is accessible from the player's bag.
* The implementation of motion controls. The {{DL|Nintendo Switch|Joy-Con|Joy-Con}} is used to catch wild Pokémon in a way similar to the method used in [[Pokemon GO]].
* Generation VII is the first generation in which core series games were released in every year of the generation in all territories.
* Generation VII is the first generation to have aesthetic differences appear on the startup and title screens due to in-game actions, being the chosen gender of the mascot Pokémon and their current outfit.
* Generation VII is the first generation to introduce a character from the manga, being [[Green]] from the [[Pokémon Adventure]] manga series.