Promises, promises

When a Pokémon changes into a different species of Pokémon, it’s called an Evolution. When a person promises to make a change in the New Year, it’s called a resolution. Coincidence?

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Evolution Resolutions 

From getting an earlier start in the morning to learning to play nice, you can try to find inspiration for a New Year’s resolution from these Pokémon Evolutions in the Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon games.


From night owl to early bird

If you’re going for an “early to bed, early to rise” kind of New Year’s resolution, you can turn to Rockruff for inspiration. If this Puppy Pokémon begins to howl when the sun goes down, that is proof that it’s close to evolving. If Rockruff is bathed in profuse amounts of solar energy, it will evolve into Midday Form Lycanroc, a Wolf Pokémon known for speedy movements that leave its opponents bewildered. But if it’s bathed in an abundance of lunar energy, it evolves into Midnight Form Lycanroc, which provokes its opponents by pressing in hard and inviting their attack.



Playing nice

If you’re trying to be a little nicer to your fellow person in the coming year, you can turn to Munchlax for inspiration. It will evolve into Snorlax—but only if your friendship with it is high enough when it levels up. There are a few ways to fill up Munchlax’s heart meter, like feeding it Poké Beans, petting it, and including it in your party. The quicker you get Munchlax to love you, the quicker it will evolve.



Sharing is caring

If your goal is to get better at sharing your toys, you can turn to Alolan Graveler for inspiration. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, the Alola regional variant of a Rock Pokémon (which evolves from Alolan Geodude) will evolve into Alolan Golem through Link Trade. Once it’s evolved into Alolan Golem, this Pokémon can teach another lesson in sharing: how to give its opponents damage by firing rocks charged with electricity.



Charity begins at home

If you’re looking for a “giving is better than receiving” kind of resolution, you can turn to Pikachu for inspiration. Certain Pokémon evolve only if you give them the item they’re looking for. In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Pikachu only evolves into Alolan Raichu if you give it a Thunder Stone. The Raichu in Alola have two types—Electric and Psychic—and they are able to wield psychic powers. What’s more, they can gather their psychic power in their tails and then ride on them to float in the air!



Finishing what you start

If you need to learn how to really get the job done, you can turn to Zygarde for inspiration. Each of Zygarde’s forms are made by gathering together its cell-like components called Cores and Cells. Cores serve as brains, and by gathering Cells, they can create Zygarde’s different forms. Cells exist all around the Alola Region…but can you gather all of the Cells needed to make up different parts of Zygarde?



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Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon ESRB Rating: Everyone with Mild Cartoon Violence