Welcome to Generation Preparation, Trainers! We are continuing our look into the soon-to-come Alolan forms with our analysis of Alolan Exeggutor. Let's begin!
CATEGORY: Coconut Pokémon
TYPE: Grass / Dragon
HEIGHT: 35' 09"
WEIGHT: 916.2 lbs.
max cp: 2881
Something looks different about you, Exeggutor... We just can't put our finger on what it is. Did you get a haircut?
In all seriousness, Exeggutor has grown a long, palm tree-like neck from the bright sunlight of the Alola Region. In fact, the people of Alola claim that this goofy-looking Pokémon is Exeggutor's natural form over the short and stumpy form we've gotten used to in Pokémon GO over the last two years.
This new form of Exeggutor also evolves from the regular Exeggcute. It will be interesting to see if Niantic gives us a way to control the evolution process and allow us to dictate which form we want or not. In the main-series games, both forms of Exeggutor require a Leaf Stone to evolve. The form of Exeggutor is determined by where in the Pokémon World you are. If you don't have to be in a specific region to evolve to an Alolan Exeggutor, Niantic could make it so the Leaf Stone is used to get one over the other.
PLACE IN THE META: Alolan Exeggutor's viability is highly dependent on what moves it ends up with. Unless it gets some never-before-seen, overpowered Dragon attack, Alolan Exeggutor's future as a Dragon-type is looking bleak. With so many Legendary and pseudo-Legendary Dragon-types currently in Pokémon GO and those coming in future generations, this palm tree is just going to get outclassed.
Whatever usefulness Alolan Exeggutor has will likely come as a Grass-type attacker. Unfortunately for it, Kantonian Exeggutor and Venusaur with Frenzy Plant will rival Alolan Exeggutor, and possibly even surpass it. That's not to say Alolan Exeggutor's not a good Grass-type attacker, but their are other, possibly better, ones. Additional rivals for the king of the Grass-type will come in future generations in the forms of Roserade, Tangrowth, Kartana, etc.
Alolan Exeggutor is a Grass-type and a Dragon-type. This means it is resistant to Ground-type attacks, and greatly resistant to Water-, Grass-, and Electric-type attacks. Alolan Exeggutor takes increased damage from Flying-, Dragon-, Fairy-, Poison-, and Bug-type attacks, as well as greatly increased damage from Ice-type attacks.
LIKELY MOVEPOOL: Out of the Fast Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Alolan Exeggutor:
Out of the Charged Moves we currently have in Pokémon GO, the following are the ones that seem most likely to be given to Alolan Exeggutor:
Should Niantic add any new moves, the following are good candidates for Alolan Exeggutor's movepool:
Thanks for reading, Trainers! We'll be analyzing Alolan Meowth and Persian next time, so stay tuned.
SOURCE: Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook, The Official National Pokédex: Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon Edition, Serebii | IMAGE CREDIT: The Pokémon Company
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