Check out the cover stars of Pokémon adventures past!


Every Pokémon adventure is filled to the brim with new places to explore, new people to meet, and most importantly, new Pokémon to discover, catch and train! From the humble beginnings of first-partner Pokémon, to the incredibly rare and seldom seen Mythical Pokémon, hundreds of potential companions await you on your journey!

Solgaleo and Lunala are the cover stars of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS family systems on November 23rd. Let’s take a look back at some of the other super iconic and most recognisable Pokémon of all time – the ones on the box!



Type: Fire/Flying

Charizard flies around the sky in search of powerful opponents. It breathes fire of such great heat that it melts anything. However, it never turns its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself. Charizard also features on the box art of Pokémon FireRed.



Type: Water

Blastoise has water spouts that protrude from its shell. The water spouts are very accurate. They can shoot bullets of water with enough accuracy to strike empty cans from a distance of over 160 feet.



Type: Electric

This Pokémon has electricity-storing pouches on its cheeks. These appear to become electrically charged during the night while Pikachu sleeps. It occasionally discharges electricity when it is dozy after waking up.



Type: Fire/Flying

Ho-Oh's feathers glow in seven colours depending on the angle at which they are struck by light. These feathers are said to bring happiness to the bearers. This Pokémon is said to live at the foot of a rainbow.



Type: Psychic/Flying

Lugia's wings pack devastating power – a light fluttering of its wings can blow apart regular houses. As a result, this Pokémon chooses to live out of sight deep under the sea.



Type: Water

Suicune embodies the compassion of a pure spring of water. It runs across the land with gracefulness. This Pokémon has the power to purify dirty water.

Ho-Oh and Lugia also feature on the box art of Pokémon HeartGold Version and Pokémon SoulSilver Version.

Box art Pokémon for Pokémon Ruby Version, Pokémon Sapphire Version and Pokémon Emerald Version



Type: Ground

Groudon is said to be the personification of the land itself. Legends tell of its many clashes against Kyogre, as each sought to gain the power of nature.



Type: Water

Through Primal Reversion and with nature's full power, it will take back its true form. It can summon storms that cause the sea levels to rise.



Type: Dragon/Flying

Rayquaza is said to have lived for hundreds of millions of years. Legends remain of how it put to rest the clash between Kyogre and Groudon.

Groudon and Kyogre also feature on the box art of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire in their Primal forms.

Box art Pokémon for Pokémon Diamond Version, Pokémon Pearl Version and Pokémon Platinum Version



Type: Steel/Dragon

A Pokémon spoken of in legend. It is said that time began moving when Dialga was born.



Type: Water/Dragon

It is said to live in a gap in the spatial dimension parallel to ours. It appears in mythology.



Type: Ghost/Dragon

This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.



Type: Dragon/Fire

This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with fire. It helps those who want to build a world of truth.



Type: Dragon/Electric

This legendary Pokémon can scorch the world with lightning. It assists those who want to build an ideal world.



Type: Dragon/Ice

This legendary ice Pokémon waits for a hero to fill in the missing parts of its body with truth or ideals.

Box art Pokémon for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y



Type: Fairy

Legends say it can share eternal life. It slept for a thousand years in the form of a tree before its revival.



Type: Dark/Flying

When this legendary Pokémon's wings and tail feathers spread wide and glow red, it absorbs the life force of living creatures.

Box art Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon



Type: Psychic/Steel

Honoured as an emissary of the sun since ancient times, Solgaleo is referred to with reverence as “the beast that devours the sun”. Solgaleo’s body holds a vast amount of energy, and it shines with light when it is active. It has a flowing mane with a remarkable resemblance to the sun.



Type: Psychic/Ghost

Since ancient times, Lunala has been honoured as an emissary of the moon. Referred to with reverence as “the beast that calls the moon”, Lunala is constantly absorbing light and converting it into energy. With its wings spread to absorb the surrounding light and glittering like the crescent moon, it resembles a beautiful night sky.

Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon launch exclusively for Nintendo 3DS family systems on November 23rd, and your all-new adventure takes place in the sun-soaked tropics of the Alola region. For more information, please visit