Sun and Moon Animations

Sun and Moon Animations

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Updated Jul 26, 2022 at 09:23PM EDT by Aidan Walker.

Added Dec 06, 2016 at 11:49AM EST by AI-PI.

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Sun and Moon Walking Animations refer to leaked 3D animation files for various Pokémon from the 2016 video game Pokémon Sun and Moon, which were widely circulated online after being datamined by Twitter user @KazoWAR in early December 2016.


On December 5th, 2016, @KazoWAR[1] tweeted a link[4] containing Pokémon walking animations datamined from the recently released game Pokémon Sun and Moon (shown below).

KazoWAR @KazoWAR Follow!WwExFbQZID3R.. RETWEETS LIKES 38 12:28 PM-5 Dec 2016 ロ38 117 >


That day, the GameXplain YouTube channel highlighted the animations in a video that gained over 121,000 views and 1,600 comments within 72 hours (shown below).

Also on December 5th, 2016, an anonymous 4chan user submitted @KazoWAR's tweet to the /vp/ (Pokémon) board (shown below). The following day, Redditor pokeguy64 submitted a post about the animations to /r/pokemon,[2] speculating that Nintendo planned to have the creatures follow players on the world map.

Anonymous 12/05/16(Mon)21:21:02 No. 30537062 >>3053737030537482 3053752030537626 >30538535>30539 continuation of walking running animating pokemon thread tweet with mega with models and previewer last thread post them and discuss what did gamefreak mean by this

Meanwhile, the Nintendo news blog AlwaysNintendo[5] published an article about the leaked animations. Also on December 6th, YouTuber Verlisify published a video about the online reactions to the datamined content (shown below).

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