The Pokémon Sun and Moon leaks keep on coming

Data mining games is a double-edged sword. Delving deep into the code of a video game can reveal tantalising secrets and hint at delightful things to come. It can also strip a game of any sense of mystery or excitement.

Some might say that Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are fast approaching a similar point of no return. In addition to the countless trailers released for the game, data miners have been busy extracting as much information as is physically possible about the game before release.

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Sun and Moon contain a staggering amount of Pokémon, but a huge chunk of the game’s people, places and evolutions are now freely available in the public domain.

In the spirit of the current spoilerific zeitgeist, here is another data miner who appears to be tearing apart the full game (specifically, the nitty gritty of starter Pokémon) over a week before release.

Warning: don’t click the play button if you want to be at all surprised on November 18.

The visible code, the graphs of stats, the half-interested monotone; if that doesn’t kill the magic for you, nothing will.

There’s also an Imgur post circulating which gives away the details of several plot points including a major fan theory. Once again, don’t click here unless you’re willing for curiosity to kill the cat.

According to Kotaku, the full game is already being pirated thanks to a leak on 4chan. This means that over the next week and a bit, the amount of information circulating online is only going to increase.

It’s unclear how Game Freak, the developer of Sun and Moon feels about all this: the public hunger for more information is undoubtedly flattering, but one can’t help but feel that official marketing in conjunction with leaks are deflating the balloons which were due to go pop on the game’s release date.

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Post Author: Tech Review