Gen 9: New Pokémon to be found!

As we covered in our previous post, the new generation of Pokémon will be with us in late 2022 as Scarlet and Violet! While Nintendo has been scarce on information since the initial announcement, that hasn’t stopped many rumours and speculation circulating around the fanbase — especially with possibilities for new Pokémon and their regional variants!

Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Scarlett official covers

Regional variants were first added in Generation Seven, with Pokémon Sun and Moon — these were immediately popular with the fans with the adorable Alolan Vulpix capturing many players hearts.

Source: Screenshot from Pokémon the Series: Sun and Moon, Alolan Vulpix

Firstly, we have been treated to possible leaks for variants of Diglett and Oddish. This is very much in line with the majority of other regional variant, and these were ways to increase type variety within the original 151 Pokémon from Gen 1. The water and ground typing has been a very strong dual typing since its introduction in Generation 2, and I look forward to seeing how this works out for Diglett! We have no clear indication of the new Oddish’s typing , and perhaps it will also become a water type in exchange for its former poison typing, in line with its new beachside home.

Source: @PokeSuutamie on Twitter, possible Diglett leak
Source: Reddit, possible Oddish leak

We have also seen leaks for possible evolutions for the new Starter Pokémon Fuecoco and Quaxly. We sadly do not yet have the names for either of these Pokémon, but are speculated to be Fire / Fairy type and Water / Fighting type respectively. The legitimacy of some of these leaks is contested, as with all leaks many fake ones will float around the internet. The evolution for Fuecoco seems to draw inspiration from the Cocollona, a creature in Spanish folklore that is a crocodile with butterfly wings. This would be consistent with the Spanish theme of the game’s setting.

Source: Reddit, Fuecoco evolution art
Source: @PokeSuutamie on Twitter

Please let me know if these leaks and artwork belong to you so that I can give you credit. If you are interest in seeing what the fans are predicting and more possible leaks, make sure to check r/PokeLeaks on Reddit, the place for Pokémon leaks, rumors, and news! There are also weekly discussions and speculations regarding the upcoming games.

Let me know in the comments what you think about these leaked Pokémon, and what new variants or Pokémon designs you’d like to see in the new games! I hope to see you soon with more news and thoughts on video games, and wish you all short loading screens!

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