While most people wait in eager anticipation for the Pokémon Sun and Moon release, while potentially keeping themselves busy by photoshopping the sh*t out of the world's seemingly least favorite Pokémon starter of all time, Popplio...other folks in Hong Kong marched in protest over Nintendo's plan to use the Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese) translation for 100+ Pokémon characters in the Hong Kong version of Pokémon Sun and Moon.
The core of the fans' unrest is with the Pikachu name change. Previously known as "Beikaaciu" but now set to be referred to as Pikaqiu in future games.
6,000 people banded together to sign off on a petition in March asking Nintendo to reverse the changes, but the request went on to be ignored.
The keen-eyed folks over at Comicbook.com recently captured a picture from Japanese television show, Pokenchi, which provides an appreciated glimpse into how the Pokémon battles will be carried out in Sun and Moon. Looking closely, you can see the battles will include NPC spectators, and also that the generic circular platforms that Pokémon would previously stand on during battle have been removed.
As for the starter Pokémon evolutions, a Youtuber Pdwinnall, based out of the U.K. put together a video, which aims to explain an exploit posted by a Japanese Pokémon site that provides a clue as to what Popplio and Litten's final evolutions are. Go ahead and watch the video, and make of it what you will for yourself; but Pdwinnall is claiming that Litten's final Evolution will be Fire/Ground type, and Popplio's final Evolution will be Water/Fighting.