|Pokemon Sol & Terra Versions|
Teh game like all previous installments of the Pokemon Series centers around a Turn-Based Battle System in which the player uses Pokemon to attack and defeat opponent Pokemon in 1v1 to 3v3 battles. By winning the player earns experience for their Pokemon which allows the Pokemon to learn new Moves and new Attacks.
The player travels around a region defeating Gym Leaders who stand as trials for the player to overcome and teach the player about the importance of Type Diversity. As the player becomes more experienced they will encounter stronger opponents with more varied teams and stronger Pokemon overall.
The player must consistently level up their Pokemon and evolve them to keep up with the opponents as well as teach their Pokemon diverse sets of attacks to cover weaknesses and exploit type advantages.
As with most Pokemon games there are different types of battles that play out differently depending on the player's team. In Pokemon Sol & Terra Versions returning battle styles; Single Battle, Double Battle, Triple Battle, Rotation Battle, Horde Battle, Inverse Battle & Sky Battle appear across the region to test the player's skill. In addition to the returning Battle styles; Deep Sea Battle, Same Type Battle & Flurry Battles have been added.
Deep Sea Battles have similar restrictions to Sky Battles, in which they limit the certain type of Pokemon that can appear to a select group. In the case of Deep Sea Battles, Pokemon that can learn Surf and/or are Water-Types can enter the battle only. In these Battles, Fire-Type & Flying-Type Attacks do not work due to the location of the battle.
Same Type Battles have the player and opponent only use Pokemon of a particular type, there are 18 of these trainers dotted across the region to test the player's skill. These battles will have the opponent using 4 Pokemon of the selected type and each trainer can be rematched later on to encounter a stronger 6 Pokemon Team of that type.
Lastly, Flurry Battles are a new type of Wild Encounter, where the player will encounter one Pokemon with a group of Pokemon behind it, the player can capture each Pokemon or defeat them, some attacks can hit the background Pokemon. These battles can have anywhere from 7-20 Wild Pokemon to fight.
The new Region introduced in Pokemon Sol & Terra is called; Kilimose and is based off of the Himalayan Mountain Range, as such the region contains many small village locations and is relatively cold especiall towards its center where the region dividing mountain range, Mt. Heavens reaches its peak height.
Like other Pokemon games, Sol & Terra version have Gym Leaders and Elite Four that the player must face against to earn badges and prove their Pokemon's strength to become the Pokemon Champion.
|Gym Leader Name||Gym No.||Type & Badge||Team|
|Ricky||1||Rock - Monolith Badge||
|Felicity||2||Fire - Burner Badge||
|Geraldine||3||Ground - Landslide Badge||
|Issac||4||Ice - Chiller Badge||
|Penelope||5||Poison - Acid Badge||
|Grover||6||Grass - Tranquility Badge||
|Eran||7||Electric - System Badge||
|Forbes||8||Flying - Soaring Badge||
|Elite Four Name||Type||Team|
The ninth Generation Pokemon Games introduce 500 Pokemon, the most the series has seen, this staggering amount greatly boosts the total number of Pokemon to every type.
The Villainous Team of the Kilimose Region, Team Destruction plans to harness the powers of the Ancient Legendary Pokemon sealed beneath Mt. Heavens to twist the rules of reality in their favour. The leader Anast secretely desires to destroy the world and recreate it in his image, forcing civilization to live under his iron fist. His seven Lieutenants follow him without question, they are; Yevn, Tylognut, Holts, Stul, Pidre, Erged & Hwart. Each has a hideout hidden within tactical locations in the Kilimose Region to perform their assignments.
Anast is the leader of Team Destruction and desires the recreation of the world in his image, he is an egomaniac and a psychopath, bent on wiping civilization off of the face of the planet. He encounters the player several times with later meetings resulting in him battling the player.
- Battle 1 - Gaunour Lv 23, Cawaust Lv23, Pastar Lv25
- Battle 2 - Gaunour Lv31, Prowarst Lv31, Microcord Lv31, Pastar Lv34
- Battle 3 - Chesteous Lv42, Prowarst Lv43, Aplifedit Lv43, Finnark Lv44, Presun Lv46
- Battle 4 - Armound Lv62, Soawarst Lv63, Boomtune Lv63, Hammark Lv64, Giggark Lv64, Futole Lv68
The Seven Lieutenants of Team Destruction command the grunts in their operations, dangerous by nature each of the Lieutenants exerts a particular emotional trait. Yevn is very smug and quite often tries to act superior although evidently is very insecure about himself, Hwart is consistently portrayed as being annoyed or dissapointed at her grunts and often yells at them and the player over losing, Holts acts relatively emotionless however is very easily aggravated due to his outbursts of rage, Tylognut is rather oblivious even when he meets the player after their first encounter, Stul always speaks in metaphors trying to confuse the player about her intentions, Pidre is quite full of herself and often berates her grunts for their incompetence, and lastly, Erged is very self-centered and selfish; when he is in danger he will abuse others to flee and often makes swift attempts to cover his losses.
- Yevn 1 - Virold Lv7, Weaslink Lv9
- Yevn 2 - Trauluenza Lv16, Oduroul Lv15, Slyslink Lv18
- Yevn 3 - Epidemeath Lv58, Ametheath Lv57, Stendroul Lv57, Slyslink Lv60
- Hwart 1 - Virold Lv10, Buzuzz Lv12
- Hwart 2 - Trauluenza Lv20, Cowirrer Lv22, Buzuzz Lv24
- Hwart 3 - Trauluenza Lv30, Cowirrer Lv33, Poluzz Lv35
- Hwart 4 - Epidemeath Lv50, Baterbolt Lv53, Electuzz Lv55
- Hwart 5 - Epidemeath Lv60, Perivolt Lv59, Ovarbolt Lv59, Electuzz Lv62
- Holts 1 - Virold Lv12, Dronore Lv14
- Holts 2 - Trauluenza Lv23, Toworan Lv25, Koalore Lv27
- Holts 3 - Epidemeath Lv58, Operra Lv57, Towrip Lv57, Eucalyptore Lv60
- Tylognut 1 - Virold Lv14, Paintessy Lv16
- Tylognut 2 - Trauluenza Lv22, Gracair Lv23, Paintart Lv25
- Tylognut 3 - Epidemeath Lv58, Burrowear Lv57, Skelair Lv57, Artispart Lv60
- Stul 1 - Virold Lv15, Cubie Lv18
- Stul 2 - Trauluenza Lv24, Veneat Lv26, Blazibie Lv28
- Stul 3 - Trauluenza Lv27, Gudateat Lv28, Blazibie Lv30
- Stul 4 - Epidemeath Lv59, Rubycano Lv58, Nuclateat Lv58, Storzibie Lv61
- Pidre 1 - Trauluenza Lv21, Collub Lv23
- Pidre 2 - Trauluenza Lv30, Crushijet Lv31, Raoreign Lv33
- Pidre 3 - Trauluenza Lv42, Crushijet Lv43, Raoreign Lv45
- Pidre 4 - Epidemeath Lv59, Tigrawar Lv58, Spearijet Lv58, Mythareign Lv61
- Erged 1 - Trauluenza Lv24, Sheraltle Lv27
- Erged 2 - Trauluenza Lv33, Crushijet Lv34, Toraltle Lv36
- Erged 3 - Epidemeath Lv44, Crushijet Lv45, Sanaraltle Lv47
- Erged 4 - Epidemeath Lv59, Sappcean Lv58, Clubbijet Lv58, Sanaraltle Lv61
Unlike the Razind Region, the Kilimose Region is much less uniform with many city connections and the gyms forming a complex dynamic to reach each one. There are 33 Cities and Towns in the Kilimose Region and the Pokemon League is located Slightly North-East of the Center. From the North-West to the East a Large Mountain Range divides the Region in two known as the Heavenly Mountain Range, mirroring the Himalayas. The summit of this Mountain Range, Mt. Heavens is stated to house an ancient temple and can only be accessed by those who have gained permission from the Gym Leaders of the Region which are descendants of an Ancient Religious Group that had its roots in the Kilimose Region.
The Kilimose Region contains 105 Routes (93 Land Routes & 12 Sea Routes). Routes are divded into Two Groups The Northern Kilimose Routes and the Southern Kilimose Routes. Hava City is considered the dividing point between these two and also houses the Eighth Gym Leader, Forbes (Hava City is the Central East Gym City). 46 Routes are considered part of the South Kilimose Routes and 59 are considered part of the North Kilimose Routes. These Routes are not necessarily true to their name sake with the Southern-Most Route in the region being considered part of the North Kilimose Routes. (See the Gallery for the split between the routes).
The weather of the Kilimose Region is somewhat wildly varied, While a large amount of the weather is temperate to snowy the Southern most areas particularly around Central-South Kilimose are Arid and almost Desert.
|City Name||Gym No. & Gym Type||Places of Interest|
|Cattana City||1 - Rock||
|Jari Buti City||None||
|Zahara City||5 - Poison||
|Aga City||2 - Fire||
|Hava City||8 - Flying||
|Barfa City||4 - Ice||
|Bhumi City||3 - Ground||
|Ghasa City||6 - Grass||
|Bijali City||7 - Electric||
- Currently as of the 9th Generation, Pokemon Sol & Terra introduced the most new Pokemon with 500
- This brings the total number of Pokemon up to 1801
- There is a Pokemon with every single Pure-Type introduced in this Generation
- All Non-Gym Cities and Towns have names that relate to the Earth primarily the different types of terrain as well as plants