Only Generation I Pokemon have Alola Forms in Sun and Moon, which means only Kanto Pokémon in Pokémon GO can have Alola forms. There are 18 different Alola Forms. There is quite a few changes to species typing and moves, so read carefully. For a full stats and outlook on the meta, visit this guide.
Alola Rattata and Raticate
Type: Dark Normal
Rattata and Raticate feature gray skin, pointy ears and a fairly similar model to their original forms. Interestingly, Alolan Raticate is a Dark/Normal Pokemon and also one of the Totem Pokemon of the trial that takes place in Verdant Cavern.
Alola Vulpix and Ninetails
Type: Vulpix Ice, Ninetails Ice Fairy
Big changes for the two Fox Pokemon! With both being Ice types and featuring a snowy white visual, it’s a nice twist on the old. Ninetails is also a Fairy living in the mountains. Signature ability is Snow Cloak.
Alola Sandshrew and Sandslash
Type: Ice Steel
Both Sandshrew and Sandslash received substantial visual updates, moving them away from the old desert team and into the snowy mountains. Signature ability is similar to Vulpix and Ninetails: Snow Cloak.
Alola Grimer and Muk
Type: Poison Dark
Vividly coloured and funny looking is the best way to describe the new form for Grimer and Muk. They were imported from other regions as a solution to the increased garbage problem in Alola region. Signature move: Poison Touch / Gluttony.
Alola Meowth and Persian
Controversial change to say the least, with the community divided on the new Persian visual. Meowth is now a Dark type Pokemon with two signature moves Pickup/Technician.
Alola Diglett and Dugtrio
Type: Ground Steel
Crazy hair, crazy memes and overall not very changed visual. We have no info on move changes, but at the least it might entice people to catch a Diglett again!
Alola Geodude, Graveler and Golem
Type: Rock Electric
It’s quite impressive to see how good the new forms look for the Geodude evolution line, there is a strong Turkish moustache theme going on. Golem looks particularly fabulous with something that looks like a railgun coming from the back of it’s shell.
Type: Grass Dragon
Look up, cause it’s head is way up there! Alolan Exeggutor features an incredibly long neck area, a dinosaur like appearance and improved typing: Grass/Dragon. The new Exeggutor even has a fourth head, on it’s tail!
Type: Ghost Fire
Now that’s a cool visual! With new Fire/Ghost typing, the Alolan Marowak will chill the bones of their opponents. We are quite pleased with the changed, and can’t wait for the Alola Marowak to show up in the data mining.
Type: Electric Psychic
Last, but certainly not least, is the beautiful Alolan Raichu. With even more cuteness, Raichu achieved the ability to wield Psychic Power, making it an Electric/Psychic Pokemon. But the question is – does it surf?