Could ‘Pokémon Sun & Moon’ Really Feature Burst Evolution?

Hey, that big Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun starter and box cover reveal from a week or so back was pretty exciting right? The starter Pokémon line-up pleasantly surprised all of us with their cuteness, with the Grass/Flying type Rowlet, Fire type Litten and Water type Popplio.

Check out the announcement video below to see the starters in action, and the exciting cover reveal featuring our new legendary Pokémon.

So news about Pokémon Sun and Moon has been pretty thin on the ground otherwise. The above video was the most news we’d gotten about the upcoming games since the initial announcement, and odds are we’re not going to learn much more until closer to launch.

And so, out come the fan theories. An interesting — and kinda insane — one was posited over at the Nintendo Inquirer shortly after the first Sun and Moon reveal, and it’s so left of field that we really want it to be true.

Have You Heard Of Pokémon ReBurst?

Pokémon RéBurst is a 2011 manga series published in Japan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday magazine. It follows the adventures of a band of Pokémon trainers — Ryouga, Miruto, Yappy, Karuta, and Rug — as they set out to defeat an evil organization. Pretty standard Pokémon stuff.

Until this happens.

Until this happens.

The thing that makes RéBurst interesting is the introduction of a technique called Burst, which allows the trainer to fuse with their Pokémon in the form of a Pokémon-human hybrid, taking cosplay to a whole new level.

So, in order to perform this Burst technique the characters in Pokémon RéBurst use an item called a Burst Heart, which is shaped in the form of a diamond prism. Do you know where else this diamond prism appears? That’s right, the Japanese version of the Pokémon Sun and Moon logos.

The ReBurst crystals appear to feature on the logos

The ReBurst crystals appear to feature on the logos

Not exactly conclusive evidence by any means, but this does come off the back of the whole Ash-Greninja reveal from the Pokémon anime, which was just as strange.

The Ash-Greninja

The Ash-Greninja was a special form of Greninja appearing in the Pokémon anime, one which bore a strange resemble to Pokémon protagonist Ash Ketchum. The official line from Nintendo regarding the oddly-designed Greninja is as follows:

Ash’s Greninja takes on a mysterious new appearance in the latest season! Ash-Greninja is the form that Greninja takes when the bond between it and Ash is raised to the limit. The strength of their bond changes Greninja’s appearance, and it takes on the characteristic look of Ash’s attire. This phenomenon is also said to have happened just once several hundred years ago in the Kalos region, but it remains shrouded in mystery.

1 + 2 = A monstrosity

1 + 2 = A monstrosity

Alright, we admit that the Ash-Greninja isn’t quite the same as Burst Hearts, but it certainly demonstrates that Nintendo, the Pokémon Company and Game Freak aren’t shying away from breaking new ground with the series, in the anime anyway. We’re not saying they’re running out of ideas, but if the Pokéball fits…

Or — here’s our alternative theory — The Sims/Pokémon crossover finally confirmed.

Coincidence? We think not...

Coincidence? We think not…

What do you think about this theory? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Katie Granger

Katie Granger

MP Staff Writer. Superheroes, comic books, Marvel and DC, film, sci-fi, video games. #TeamCap.