Pokémon Sun & Moon is the 169th episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Andrew Bird, Max Song, Spencer Gilbert, Matt Raub, Mari Takahashi, Damien Haas, Ericka Bozeman, Amra Ricketts, Wesley Johnson, and Joshua Ovenshire. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the role-playing games Pokémon Sun and Moon. It was published on September 26, 2017. Pokémon Sun & Moon was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 1 million times.

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"In a world where the only certainty is that everything will change, rediscover a series that defies convention by bravely pumping out the same video game with a fresh coat of paint, until the eventual heat death of the universe." ~ Honest Game Trailers - Pokémon Sun & Moon

Script Edit

In a world where the only certainty is that everything will change, rediscover a series that defies convention by bravely pumping out the same video game with a fresh coat of paint, until the eventual heat death of the universe.

Pokémon Sun & Moon

Travel to the beautiful crystalline shores of Alola, a chain of tropical not-Hawaiian islands filled with brand new Pokémon to enslave -- as well as horrible mutant versions of the classics that will have you catching them all over again. As you battle your way across the archipelago leaving only destruction in your wake until you become the undisputed champion, earn the right to meet the gods of the islands, then immediately capture them too because you're a sociopath.

Explore the shores of this new Pokémon paradise, and sample fresh new flavors of all your favorite Pokémon series tropes like: the chillest rival ever in the series; a psychic whose worthless at fighting and her legendary Poké-pal whose only power is not staying in the bag; an evil team that's harder to take seriously than ever, whose main thing is posing more than Ginyu Forc; and a giant futuristic corporation with the creepy Aryan fashionista for a boss that makes the least surprising heel-turn of all time, which you'll obviously have to clean up by forcing everyone you come across to fight your pets; and essentially the same story-line Pokémon has had since the beginning. Not that anyone really cares cuz playing Pokémon for the plot is like watching porn for the character work.

Discover the many fresh features of Sun and Moon that shake up the formula. From: Pokémon-riding powers that will have you cruising in style; to a trial system that replaces gyms with many dungeons where you'll fight the same two Pokémon a hundred times; a skin-ship system where you poke your 'mons in the genitals until hearts come out; more customization options than ever before; a shoehorned in Pokémon Snap mini-game to remind you that they're never going to make another Pokémon Snap; more crazy God Pokémon to spin one million Poké balls on than almost any other entry; and powerful Z-Moves that trivialize most fights even more than usual. That altogether do a pretty good job of making up for the first fact that Pokémon is still the same RPG for fetuses we've all been playing since the Cretaceous period. And you're still gonna buy ultra when it comes out anyway, because Game Freak gave us all brain parasites.

So poke open those balls one more time, for a heaping helping of brand-new Pokémon. And according to the horrible tradition we've established for ourselves we are once again gonna do them all. [Deep breath]


  • Sphero [Rowlet]
  • Emo Owl [Dartrix]
  • CW's The Arrow [Decidueye]
  • It's Litten Fam [Litten]
  • Snarf Snarf [Torracat]
  • Macho Meow Randy Catage [Incineroar]
  • Clown Dog [Popplio]
  • Brionne of Tarth [Brionne]
  • Hatsune Miku [Primarina]
  • Got Wood? [Pikipek]
  • Follow your nose [Trumbeak]
  • Found it! [Toucannon]
  • Yung Goose Ft. Weasel [Yungoos]
  • T-Rump [Gumshoos]
  • Ter-Might [Grubbin]
  • Ter-Definitely [Charjabug]
  • Tazer Face [Vikavolt]
  • ADRIAAAAANNN [Crabrawler]
  • Crabomination [Crabominable]
  • Flamoncos [Oricorio]
  • Bee Minus [Cutiefly]
  • Honey Nut Cheerios [Ribombee]
  • Ruff and roll [Rockruff]
  • Werewolf in London 2 [Lycanroc]
  • Codepenant Karp [Wishiwashi]
  • Don't Touch The Weave [Mareanie]
  • I Said Don't Touch The Weave!!! [Toxapex]
  • Mud Scow Mule [Mudbray]
  • Artax [Mudsdale]
  • Mind Blown [Dewpider]
  • Pixar's Starship Troopers [Araquanid]
  • Another Cute Blob [Fomantis]
  • Mrs. Scyther [Lurantis]
  • A Fun Guy [Morelull]
  • A Murder You in Your Sleep Guy [Shiinotic]
  • Ugly Gex [Salandit]
  • Be Careful Who You Call Ugly in Middle School [Salazzle]
  • Concentric Circles-Mon [Stufful]
  • Build a Bear [Bewear]
  • The Snack That Smiles Back [Bounsweet]
  • Like OMG [Steenee]
  • Nikki Minaj [Tsareena]
  • Hawaiian Tourism Board [Comfey]
  • Silent Bob [Oranguru]
  • Jay [Passimian]
  • High Ho Silverfish [Wimpod]
  • General Grevious [Golisopod]
  • Shoddy work [Sandygast]
  • Sad Castle [Palossand]
  • Tenga [Pyukumuku]
  • Frankenstein's Mon [Type: Null]
  • 80's Hair Metal [Silvally]
  • Pottery Barn [Minior]
  • Koal-y Log-gins [Komala]
  • Armored Noot Noot [Turtonator]
  • Pika-Chewed Too Much Food [Togedemaru]
  • Just Like the Leading Brand [Mimikyu]
  • Ru Paul's Clown Fish [Bruxish]
  • Stay Puffed the Magic Dragon [Drampa]
  • Creativity Weighing You Down? [Dhelmise]
  • Cymbals [Jangmo-o]
  • High Hat [Hakamo-o]
  • Drum Solo [Kommo-o]
  • Big Bird in the Streets [Tapu Koko]
  • Polly Pocket [Tapu Lele]
  • Am I Pulling Off This Hat? [Tapu Bulu]
  • Mermaid in a Half Shell [Tapu Fini]
  • The Void [Cosmog]
  • The Void Stares Back [Cosmoem]
  • Solgaleo Solgaleo Solgaleo Figaro [Solgaleo]
  • Ask Your Doctor About Lunala [Lunala]
  • I Don't Think You're Ready For This Jelly [Nihilego]
  • Do You Even Lift Bro? [Buzzwole]
  • Eating Dismosa [Pheromosa]
  • Jazz Hands [Xurkitree]
  • Danger Pear [Celesteela]
  • Poorigami [Kartana]
  • A Bad Case of Crab [Guzzlord]

And a whole bunch of re-skins of the old ones. Which I guess we're gonna name all over again cuz this is the life we chose:

  • Out of Ideas [Rattata]
  • Faticate [Raticate]
  • Raich the Wave [Raichu]
  • Shivershrew [Sandshrew]
  • Sonic [Sandslash]
  • Beverly Chills Shihuahua [Vulpix]
  • Best in snow SNinetales]
  • Hair Plugs [Diglett]
  • Mmmmmmm Bop [Dugtrio]
  • Nermal [Meowth]
  • Garfield hates Mondays (Persian[
  • Mike Tystone [Geodude]
  • Conor McGravel [Graveler]
  • Crumpled Into a Ball Burt Reynolds [Golem]
  • Literally Just a Palette Swap [Grimer]
  • The Sewers After a Pride Parade [Muk]
  • Is That a Palm Tree or Are You Exeggutor to See Me? [Exeggutor]
  • And... Exotic Dances for Money [Marowak]
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The honest title for Pokémon Sun & Moon was 'Pokémon, Son!' Titles designed by Robert Holtby.

Pokémon, Son!

You know, I'm sure malasadas are great and all, but how could they not make this game signature "Dish the Poké Ball"? It was right there!

 Trivia Edit

Reception Edit

Honest Game Trailers - Pokémon Sun & Moon has a 95.8% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Kyle Sledge of Game Rant wrote "one of the first aspects of the games to get skewered is its outlandish plot and recurring tropes ... Not to mention, the games’ monster designs – particularly the Alola forms – are made fun of at length. ... While the Honest Trailer makes some solid points about Pokemon Sun and Moon‘s gameplay and its glaring similarities to previous installments in the history of the role-playing game series, perhaps the best part of the footage is the run down of every new name for the Pocket Monsters."

Rebekah Valentine of Fansided called the video "hilarious" and said it would give viewers "a good, hearty laugh." Valentine also used her review of this video to praise the series more generally, writing:

Who doesn’t love Honest Game Trailers or Honest Movie Trailers? They gleefully take our favorite franchises and tear them to bits with hilarious accuracy. They’ve done videos for every mainline Pokemon game so far, locking themselves into a tradition not only of shredding the games, but also of coming up with stupid names for every single Pokemon ever created. Honest Game Trailers are successful because the people who make them obviously love the games they discuss (sometimes) but are able to point and laugh at their flaws and shortcomings. Here, HGT lambasts the plot (because who plays Pokemon for the plot, anyway?) the same-ishness between series entries, and of course, every single monster design, including the Alola forms. They do this while still admitting that the games are fun with all their new quirks (the photo mode aside), and that they, like us, will probably still purchase Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. (R. Valentine, September 26, 2017, Fansided)

Production creditsEdit

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Executive Producers: Matt Raub and Spencer Gilbert

Episode Written by: Andrew Bird, Max Song, Spencer Gilbert, Matt Raub, Mari Takahashi, Damien Haas, Ericka Bozeman, Amra Ricketts, Wesley Johnson, and Joshua Ovenshire

Edited by: Max Song

Voiceover Narration by: Jon Bailey

Titles designed by: Robert Holtby

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