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Meet Pokémon Sun and Moon’s four newest Pokémon

Filling in the gaps in some evolutionary mysteries

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

The roster for Pokémon Sun/Pokémon Moon is growing by the day — The Pokemon Co. announced four new pocket monsters for the upcoming games today.

First up is Crabrawler, a fighting-type Pokémon with a seemingly lazy eyelid. Crabrawler always seeks higher ground — both literally and in social standing — and it loves to chew on berries. But it doesn’t pick berries from trees; no, this pugilist Pokémon uses its powerful balled-up claws to punch berries off of branches. You can see its Iron Fist attack in action in the trailer above.

We don’t know anything about Crabrawler’s evolutions, but the same is not true for the other three Pokémon revealed today.

Sandygast is a ghost/ground-type Pokémon that is described as a "possessed lump of sand," and indeed, we would call this amorphous blob a lump of sand even if our own children built it on a beach. But don’t mess with Sandygast’s mouth, which can drain the vitality from you. Sandygast is also notable for its unique Water Compaction ability, whereby its Defense stat will rise by 2 if it’s attacked with a water move.

Eventually, Sandygast will evolve into another new Pokémon: Palossand, which looks like a sand castle that’s alarmed because it’s melting. This nasty ghost/ground-type creature builds on its antecedent’s leech-mouth with a sandy vortex that will snatch up and suck the life out of other Pokémon.

Finally, we have Stufful, a stuffed teddy bear with large ears that is a normal/fighting-type Pokémon. This little guy is deceptively strong and deceptively unfriendly — it will smack you upside the head with its soft, padded arms, especially if you try to hug it. Stufful evolves into Bewear, a Pokémon that was revealed a month ago.

Pokémon Sun and Moon are scheduled to be released Nov. 18 on Nintendo 3DS.