The latest new Pokémon to join the Galar region has been unveiled – but only partially. The Pokémon Sword and Shield website has seemingly been hacked by a glitched and as-yet-unnamed Pokémon.The official Pokémon Twitter account shared a link that leads to the upcoming games’ main website – but a corner of the screen is covered by a pixelated image. If you hover your cursor over it the image flees around the page a few times until you’re able to click it, and the cry of a mysterious Pokémon rings out.
New Pokémon Discovered!
Visitors are then transported to a new page filled with glitches that censor key information about the new Pokémon, including its name. What we do know is that it’s a fighting type, weighs 257.9 lbs, and has the ability Steadfast.
There’s also a line underneath that reads “Only [redacted] that have survived many battles can attain this [redacted]. When this Pokemon’s [redacted] [redacted]ers, it will retire from combat.”
Squinting fans have been trying to guess what the Pokémon is, with some suggesting it looks like a new Galar form of Farfetch’d or Cubone. There’s also the possibility that it’s an entirely new Pokémon altogether.
This is the latest in a parade of new Pokémon that have been announced for Sword and Shield. Confirmed additions to the Pokédex include a shapeshifting electric / dark type called Morpeko, a puppy called Yamper, a Pokémon called Alcremie that looks like a bowl of whipped cream, and a good coal boi called Rolycoly.
Check out the trailer above to go deeper into some of the brand new Pokémon, evolutions, Galarian forms and the new antagonistic group, Team Yell, that will arrive when Pokémon Sword and Shield launch on November 15.
Alysia Judge is a writer and presenter who has previously hosted for Nintendo at UK events. Chat to her on Twitter @alysiajudge.