SPOILERS: Pokémon GO datamine reveals unannounced Pokémon for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Spoiler Warning: The next comprises spoilers for Pokémon GO and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. For those who don’t wish to find out about a brand new Pokémon debuting in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and/or particulars about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet integration into Pokémon GO, don’t learn previous this level.


UPDATE (Saturday, November fifth, 2022): New particulars have emerged about this Pokémon’s debut in Pokémon GO. These are included on the finish of the article.


We’re two weeks away from the discharge of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on the Nintendo Swap. And whereas immediately’s massive official Pokémon information goes to the discharge of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Swap OLED, the Pokémon Middle US/CA/UK launch of Vacation 2022 plushies, and that Goal within the US could have that lovable determine of the Paldean starters in-stores on launch day… make manner for an enormous leak that would be the focus of the Pokémon group as we head into the weekend.

Noticed by PokéMiners, a gaggle devoted to datamining Pokémon GO, a brand new Pokémon has been found. PokéMiners shared a brief clip of this Pokémon on their Twitter account and Discord server.



The coin-like object on the Pokémon’s again was datamined final month as a separate asset and included in an infographic for brand spanking new belongings discovered within the 0.253.0 launch. Eagle-eyed followers had been additionally capable of level out that we’ve received a glimpse of this Pokémon earlier than within the “Leap right into a Paldean Journey” trailer across the 9:33 mark.



After all, that lower than a second of onscreen time was obscured by the digital camera UI controls, whereas PokéMiners discovered the 3D mannequin of this Pokémon ready within the wings for a potential look in Pokémon GO.

As for potential instances this new Pokémon may debut in Pokémon GO, there are a number of potentialities. This month’s schedule of Pokémon GO events consists of an occasion dubbed “Grasping Gluttons” and it kicks off on Wednesday, November ninth, and ends on Thursday, November seventeenth (a day earlier than Scarlet and Violet’s launch). Whereas it’s been assumed that Guzzlord will likely be debuting throughout this occasion, some have speculated that Pokémon may all of the sudden seem in the course of the occasion (constructing onto the greed theme provided that a part of its physique has a coin). After all, there’s additionally an occasion deliberate for Sunday, November twenty seventh in Pokémon GO that’s mysteriously labeled “???” the place this Pokémon may seem. Or, to repeat the discharge of Meltan in Pokémon GO, Niantic may have this new Pokémon spawn afterwards throughout one in every of this month’s two Neighborhood Day occasions.

But, we additionally have to take notice that this Pokémon’s debut can also embrace a brand new character to the world of Pokémon GO. After discovering belongings for this new Pokémon, PokéMiners have additionally discovered an in-game render of Jacq, the playable Coach’s homeroom instructor in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (this has solely been shared within the group’s Discord server). (Edit: The render has now been posted on PokéMiner’s web site.) He’s labeled as WillowB within the datamine.



Principally, put together for Pokémon GO to affix in on celebrating the discharge of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet when it launches on Nintendo Swap on Friday, November 18th.


UPDATE (Saturday, November fifth, 2022): It has been confirmed that this coin-like Pokémon does certainly seem after November 2022’s Neighborhood Day Traditional that includes Dratini. Starting at 5 p.m. your native time on Saturday, November fifth, some close by PokéStops will flip gold (just like how PokéStops had been orange and adorned for the Halloween 2022 occasions). When spinning these particular PokéStops, you’ll be greeted by Professor Willow and Jacq (the homeroom instructor in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet). After speaking with them, the brand new coin-like Pokémon will observe you round like a Buddy Pokémon and can’t be caught. Additionally, spinning gold PokéStops will give Trainers “?????? Cash” that are described as “[a] coin with a mysterious air. It appears to have originated within the Paldea area.”

Mix this with the newly launched Pokémon webpage that reveals off a treasure chest with an analogous coin-like emblem on the entrance… we’ll know ??????’s title quickly!


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