New Pokémon

Across the history of the franchise, several new Pokémon, also described in official media as newly discovered Pokémon and never-before-seen Pokémon, have been revealed in various ways before becoming available in the core series games.

The official reveal art of the Normal Form of Terapagos on April 17, 2023.[1]

Many Pokémon first appeared in the Pokémon anime, movies, or spin-off games, while others have been teased or unveiled in periodical video presentations, special websites, promotional trailers on social media, in print publications such as CoroCoro magazine, or in advertisements. New Pokémon have also frequently been leaked on the Internet before their intended debut. Additionally, some Pokémon, often Mythical Pokémon, have been hinted at in the games before their formal reveal or were discoverable in game code or through glitches.

Limited information may be known about a Pokémon before it is obtainable in the games; only a silhouette or brief glimpse of the Pokémon may be shown, or the name or type of the Pokémon may be left unrevealed.

History

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Generation I

Less than two months after the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan, the first brand new Pokémon species to be revealed was Mew, appearing in the May issue of CoroCoro Comics released in April 1996, thus bringing the total number of known Pokémon to 151. The issue featured a promotion allowing 20 players to send in copies of their games to have Mew added by Nintendo. Mew was later made widely available through events soon after the international release of Pokémon Red and Blue.

Before its official reveal, Mew was discoverable in the code of the Generation I games, as well as through glitches.

Mew was a little-known secret when Pokémon Red and Green were first released in Japan. Even Nintendo was not initially aware that Shigeki Morimoto had programmed it into the game.[2] According to Shigeki Morimoto, the cartridges for Pokémon Red and Green had about 300 bytes of free space left after the debugging process was complete, and he thought of slotting Mew in as a last-minute addition, even after he was told not to tamper with the games post-debugging.[2] However, Pokémon Red and Green are 373 kilobytes in size and are housed in 512 kilobyte cartridges.[3][4] In an interview with Game Freak and Creatures, Inc. in Nintendo Power issue 134, Shigeki Morimoto revealed that he created Mew two weeks before game development was finished.[5]

Generation II

 
Ho-Oh's first appearance in the anime

An unidentified Pokémon appeared in the first episode of the Pokémon anime, Pokémon - I Choose You!, first broadcast in Japan on April 1, 1997, and in the United States on September 8, 1998. It was seen flying over a rainbow by Ash on his first day as a Pokémon Trainer. The Pokémon, later revealed to be named Ho-Oh, was first revealed in the August 1996 issue of CoroCoro magazine.[6] It was the first Generation II Pokémon to appear in any Pokémon media, and was the first sign that the franchise would expand beyond the original 151 Pokémon.

A month later, Ampharos, Slowking, and Donphan were revealed in the May 1997 issue of CoroCoro.[7]

In Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, which first aired in Japan on May 28, 1998 and in the United States on February 27, 1999, Ash found a mysterious Pokémon Egg. In Who Gets to Keep Togepi?, which first aired in Japan on June 25, 1998, and in the United States on March 27, 1999, the Egg hatched into a never-before-seen Pokémon named Togepi, marking the second appearance of a Generation II Pokémon in the anime. Due to the effects of the "Pokémon Shock" incident, this episode was delayed from its original airdate in March 1998, which may have been intended to coincide with the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver, originally scheduled to release the same month.

Initially revealed in July 1998 in CoroCoro, Marill and Snubbull would later appear in the Pikachu short Pikachu's Vacation shown alongside the first Pokémon movie, Mewtwo Strikes Back, which debuted in Japanese theaters on July 18, 1998, and in North American theaters on November 10, 1999. Donphan also made its first major appearance in the beginning of Mewtwo Strikes Back, used by Raymond in a battle against Ash.

First seen as a silhouette in the December 1998 issue of CoroCoro, Lugia was first fully shown off in the May 1999 issue alongside Hoothoot, Elekid, and Bellossom. Ledyba was then revealed in the June issue of CoroCoro, and later appeared with Hoothoot, Elekid, and Bellossom in the Pikachu short Pikachu’s Rescue Adventure shown alongside The Power of One, which released in Japanese theaters on July 17, 1999 and North American theaters on July 21, 2000. Lugia and Slowking made their first full appearance in The Power of One, playing major roles in the film.

Several more Pokémon were revealed in CoroCoro in August, September, and October of 1999. Murkrow and Spinarak were revealed in the August issue, and Heracross and Sentret were revealed in the September issue. In October, the starter Pokémon, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, and Totodile, were revealed, as well as Quagsire and Stantler.

Episodes taking place in Johto started airing in Japan a month before the release of Pokémon Gold and Silver, in which several Generation II Pokémon appeared before their game debut. Notably, Suicune first appeared in Don't Touch That 'dile, first broadcast in Japan on October 14, 1999, with Cyndaquil and Totodile also making their first appearances in the anime. Chikorita appeared in the next episode on October 21, and Heracross appeared in the episode after that on October 28.

Finally, Mareep and Hoppip were revealed in the November 1999 issue of CoroCoro, which also featured Suicune.

Release of Pokémon Gold and Silver

Pokémon Gold and Silver released in Japan on November 21, 1999 and in North America on October 15, 2000, bringing along 100 new Pokémon, including all those previously revealed, as well as Celebi, which would officially be revealed in the July 2000 issue of CoroCoro magazine[8] and made available later through events. Celebi first became available in Nintendo Space World 2000 in Japan.

Generation III

The first set of Pokémon to be revealed for Generation III was Azurill, Kecleon, and Wailmer, revealed on March 7, 2001. Wynaut, Latias, and Latios were later revealed some time between September 2001 and February 22, 2002. Duskull and Volbeat were then leaked on March 3, 2022 in an image from the eleventh Pikachu short, Camp Pikachu.

The starter Pokémon, Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip were revealed for Pokémon Breeder mini on March 21, 2002. A few months later, Sharpedo and Shroomish were leaked in the August issue of CoroCoro magazine on July 14. Three more Pokémon were revealed ten days later at Pokémon Festa 2002, with Poochyena and Taillow revealed on July 24, and Zigzagoon revealed on July 27. After another couple months passed, Blaziken was revealed in the September issue of CoroCoro released on August 17.

The Legendary Pokémon Kyogre and Groudon were revealed alongside the announcement of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire on various official Japanese websites on October 4, 2002. A little over a week later, Vigoroth was leaked in the November issue of CoroCoro on October 12, 2002. At the end of the month, Relicanth was revealed on October 29 in Pokémon Special, a weekly countdown to the release of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and the next anime series.

On November 1, 2002, Sableye and Carvanha were leaked in marketing materials. In the following week, Lotad and Seedot were revealed on November 3, and Skitty was revealed on November 6. Lotad and Seedot were previously seen alongside Shroomish, Wailmer, and Zigzagoon in the anime episode Johto Photo Finish, which aired in Japan on October 31, 2002 and in the United States on October 11, 2003.

Slakoth was revealed at Pokémon Festa 2002 in Osaka on November 10. Ralts was also revealed on November 10. Days later, the last batch of new Pokémon were leaked in the December issue of CoroCoro. Wurmple, Silcoon, Cascoon, Wingull, Surskit, and Cacnea were leaked on November 13, and Beautifly, Dustox, and Whismur were leaked the next day on November 14.

Release of Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire were released in Japan on November 21, 2002, introducing 135 new Pokémon, including those previously revealed, as well as Jirachi and Deoxys.

Jirachi was revealed in 2003 in the context of the sixth Pokémon movie, Jirachi: Wish Maker, in which it starred. It first became available in Japan to players who pre-ordered tickets to the movie, with other limited distribution events following throughout the year. Its distribution in the west was altered, as it was included in the Pokémon Colosseum Bonus Disc in the United States and in Pokémon Channel in Europe and Australia.

In spite of being included in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, Deoxys was first made available in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen. Officially revealed in late 2003 as a leading character in Destiny Deoxys, players were first able to capture Deoxys by use of the AuroraTicket, which provided access to Birth Island, where it appears in-game.

Generation IV

The first Generation IV Pokémon to be revealed to the public was Munchlax, debuting in a magazine scan released on May 14, 2004. Munchlax would later appear in the seventh Pokémon movie, Destiny Deoxy, which premiered in Japanese theaters on July 17, 2004.

It wasn't until nearly one year later that the next Pokémon, Lucario, would be revealed by TV Tokyo in a trailer for the eighth Pokémon movie, broadcast on March 3, 2005. Later that month, silhouettes of three Pokémon began to circulate, which were ultimately unveiled on April 13 in the May issue of CoroCoro magazine, revealing them to be Bonsly, Mime Jr., and Weavile, then known only by their Japanese names, romanized as Usohachi, Manene, and Manyula, respectively.[9] Lucario, Bonsly, Mime Jr., and Weavile would all later appear in Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, which premiered in Japan on July 16, 2005.

Manaphy was revealed on February 14, 2006.[10] Mantyke, Chatot, and Buizel were revealed on March 3.[11] Manaphy, Mantyke, Chatot, and Buizel would then all appear in the ninth Pokémon movie in Japanese theaters on July 15, 2006.

The Legendary Pokémon Dialga and Palkia were revealed on June 30, 2006, as well as Drapion, Cherrim, and Pachirisu.[12] Electivire was revealed on July 15.[13] Roserade was revealed on July 20.[14] Kricketot was revealed on July 21.[15]

The starter Pokémon, Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup were leaked on August 5, 2006 in the September issue of CoroCoro, then known by their Japanese romanized names, Naetle, Hikozaru, and Pochama, respectively.[16] Starly was unveiled on August 11.[17] Glameow and Happiny were revealed on September 1.[18]

Several Pokémon were leaked on September 12, 2006 in the October issue of CoroCoro, including Shinx, Budew, Bidoof, Cranidos, Shieldon, Burmy, and Carnivine.[19] The final Pokémon to be revealed before the release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl was Buneary, revealed on September 25 through a magazine scan.

Release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

The release of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl brought 107 new Pokémon, including all previously revealed species.

Generation V

 
Teaser silhouette of Zoroark

During the airing of Pokémon Sunday on February 6, 2010, a silhouette of a new Pokémon set to star in the thirteenth Pokémon movie marked the beginnings of Generation V.[20] Four days later, on February 10, the March issue of CoroCoro magazine unveiled the Pokémon, revealing it to be Zoroark, with the issue also revealing its pre-evolved form, Zorua.[21]

 
Teaser silhouettes of the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Black and White

Another airing of Pokémon Sunday, broadcast three months later on May 8, 2010, released additional teaser silhouettes, this time of the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Black and White.[22] Four days later, on May 12, a scan of the June issue of CoroCoro unveiled the starters, Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott, known at the time only by their Japanese names, ツタージャ Tsutarja, ポカブ Pokabu, and ミジュマル Mijumaru.[23]

On May 28, 2010, the official Japanese and English Pokémon websites for Pokémon Black and White revealed the Legendary Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom, which would be featured on the box art of Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, respectively.[24]

Generation VI

Alongside the announcement of Pokémon X and Y, in a highly anticipated worldwide stream by Satoru Iwata that aired on January 8, 2013, came the reveal of the first Generation VI Pokémon.[25] The stream revealed the starter Pokémon, Chespin, Fennekin, and Froakie, as well as a deer-like Pokémon and a bird-like Pokémon, revealed the next day on the official English Pokémon X and Y website to be the Legendary game mascots for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, Xerneas and Yveltal, respectively.[26]

Generation VII

 
Magearna in CoroCoro magazine

The first Generation VII Pokémon to be revealed to the public was the Mythical Pokémon Magearna, known by the unofficial Japanese transliteration "Magiana" at the time, after it was leaked in the March issue of CoroCoro magazine, released on February 10, 2016.[27] Magearna was officially revealed four days later on February 14, though its type was still left unknown.

In a trailer released on May 10, 2016, the starter Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and Moon were revealed, Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio, as well as the two then-unnamed game mascots, a lion Pokémon for Pokémon Sun and a bat-like Pokémon for Pokémon Moon,[28] whose names were later revealed to be Solgaleo and Lunala, respectively.[29][30][31] In a Japanese trailer featuring the new starter Pokémon, a small dog-like Pokémon can briefly be seen.[32] This Pokémon was later revealed to be Rockruff, then known as "Iwanko", on June 11 in an issue of CoroCoro magazine that also revealed Komala, which was known as "Nekkoara" at the time.[33]

Generation VIII

On Pokémon Day, February 27, 2019, the fifth Pokémon Direct announced Pokémon Sword and Shield with a trailer that ended in a CGI cinematic introducing the three starter Pokémon, Grookey, Scorbunny, and Sobble.[34] The sixth Pokémon Direct later aired on June 5, with gameplay revealing Gossifleur, Wooloo, Drednaw, Corviknight, and Eldegoss.[35] The presentation also featured another CGI cinematic revealing the Legendary game mascots, Zamazenta and Zacian, whose designs and theming were initially teased through the logos and naming of Shield and Sword, respectively. Additional details regarding each new Pokémon could be found on the official Sword and Shield website as they were revealed, though the types of the game mascots were left unknown until launch.

Yamper and Impidimp were first showcased on June 11, 2019 during an E3 2019 demo before their official reveal. Yamper was officially revealed on July 8 in a trailer that also revealed Alcremie, Rolycoly, and Duraludon.[36] A trailer on August 7 introduced regional forms of Zigzagoon and Linoone, as well as their new evolution, Obstagoon.[37] The trailer also revealed a form-changing Pokémon named Morpeko. A segment of a Nintendo Direct that aired on September 4 revealed Polteageist and Cramorant.[38] The segment also showed off Cramorant's new signature Ability, Gulp Missile, in which it catches a fish-like creature in its mouth during the moves Surf or Dive and spits it out at its attacker after taking damage.

An update to the official Pokémon Sword and Shield website on September 13, 2019 added a page for a new Fighting-type Pokémon, but with its appearance, name, category, and height heavily pixelated.[39] Five days later, a trailer revealed the Pokémon to be Sirfetch'd, a new evolution of Farfetch'd in Galar.[40] A trailer on November 12[note 1] featured glimpses of two unidentified Pokémon bearing some resemblance to Mr. Mime and Cofagrigus, respectively.[41]

Release of Pokémon Sword and Shield

Pokémon Sword and Shield released on November 15, 2022, making available all 81 new Pokémon, including previously unidentified or unacknowledged Pokémon. Specifically, the fish-like creature caught by Cramorant in the September 4 Nintendo Direct was discovered to be a Pokémon named Arrokuda, and the two unidentified Pokémon from the November 12 trailer were found to be evolutions of Galarian Mr. Mime and Galarian Yamask, named Mr. Rime and Runerigus, respectively. Additionally, Zacian and Zamazenta's full details were uncovered, and Impidimp, who had made several appearances before the games' release, was fully introduced. It was also learned that Sirfetch'd is the evolution of a regional form of Farfetch'd, rather than simply a region-specific evolution of regular Farfetch'd.

The world of Pokémon expands once more

 
Teaser silhouette of Zarude

January 9, 2020 saw the airing of the seventh Pokémon Direct, which announced the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass, as well as several new Pokémon to be included in it.[42] Part 1 of the DLC expansion, entitled The Isle of Armor, would feature the Legendary Pokémon, Kubfu and Urshifu, and Part 2, The Crown Tundra, would feature the Legendary Pokémon Calyrex. The Crown Tundra would also include two then-unidentified Legendary Pokémon resembling the Legendary giants.

The silhouette of a new Pokémon was revealed in the February 2020 issue of CoroCoro and later by The Pokémon Company International on February 15, 2020. The Pokémon was ultimately revealed to be the Mythical Pokémon Zarude on Pokémon Day, February 27.[43]

The official Pokémon Sword and Shield website updated on June 2, 2020, revealing Regieleki and Regidrago, the previously unidentified Pokémon now confirmed to be new members of the Legendary giants.[44]

Release of The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra

The Isle of Armor released on June 17, 2020, making available Kubfu and Urshifu, after an update that also added Zarude, which would later be obtainable via event distribution.

With the release of The Crown Tundra on October 23, 2020[note 2], two new Legendary Pokémon were introduced in Glastrier and Spectrier, alongside the full release of Calyrex, Regieleki, and Regidrago.

New Pokémon in an old world

Wyrdeer and Basculegion were first seen in a trailer for Pokémon Legends: Arceus released as part of the fourth Pokémon Presents, which aired on August 18, 2021.[45] Kleavor would then be introduced in a trailer released on September 28, 2021.[46]

Release of Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends: Arceus released on January 28, 2022, introducing Ursaluna, Sneasler, Overqwil, and the Legendary Pokémon Enamorus, in addition to the previously revealed Wyrdeer, Basculegion, and Kleavor. Basculegion was also discovered to have gender differences and to be the evolved form of White-Striped Basculin, which is considered a regional form.

Overqwil and its pre-evolved form Hisuian Qwilfish were previously hinted at in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl before their official release, where they were referenced in a book in the Canalave Library. Additionally, a silhouette of Sneasler climbing a mountain was leaked months prior to its release.[47]

Generation IX

The first Generation IX Pokémon were revealed alongside Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in the sixth Pokémon Presents, which aired on Pokémon Day on February 27, 2022.[48] The presentation revealed the starter Pokémon, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. A second trailer was released on June 1, revealing Pawmi, Smoliv, and Lechonk.[49] The trailer also revealed the Legendary game mascots, Koraidon and Miraidon, whose designs and theming were previously teased in Scarlet and Violet's logos, respectively. On August 3, another Pokémon Presents revealed Fidough and Cetitan, and also featured a glimpse of a mysterious vehicle.[50] On August 21, a trailer revealed a Pokémon resembling Koraidon and Miraidon, named Cyclizar.[51] The official Scarlet and Violet website unveiled the names and other details of each of the new Pokémon as they were revealed, though the types of the two new Legendary Pokémon remained a mystery until the games' release.

The official English Pokémon Twitter account posted images on August 29, 2022 depicting strange markings on trees in the Paldea region.[52] The next day, another post revealed that the markings were made by a Pokémon named Grafaiai, shown in three images as a blurry silhouette.[53] The Pokémon was then fully revealed on September 1 in a video posted to the official Pokémon Twitter and YouTube accounts.[54][55]

 
Art of the Starmobile from the Scarlet and Violet website

A trailer on September 7, 2022 provided a better look at the aforementioned mysterious vehicle, which now had a visible eye and rear engines.[56] The Scarlet and Violet website revealed it to be a type of custom car called the Starmobile.[57] Each of the Team Star squad's bosses would appear riding their own Starmobile, which would get in the way and need to be defeated in battle in addition to the bosses' other Pokémon. Artwork on the site also revealed the Starmobiles to have tongues. Additionally, the trailer revealed Klawf, including a giant one known as the Stony Cliff Titan, as well as Armarouge and Ceruledge.

A video revealing Wiglett, a Pokémon resembling Diglett, was released on September 28, 2022.[58] While the video initially speculated that Wiglett would be a regional form of Diglett, it was concluded that Wiglett is in fact an entirely different species.

On October 6, 2022, a trailer revealed a new evolution of Girafarig, named Farigiraf.[59] Several other new Pokémon could also briefly be seen in this trailer, though they were not acknowledged at the time and their names and details were unknown. 4 minutes and 8 seconds into the trailer, a Pokémon resembling Armarouge and Ceruledge could be seen behind Torkoal. At 7 minutes and 16 seconds, a few new Pokémon (and Rookidee) were visible on the minimap. At 9 minutes and 34 seconds, a new Pokémon could very briefly be seen obscured by the camera guide while Paldean Wooper is on-screen.

A video released on October 12, 2022 featuring a livestream by Iono asked fans to guess her partner Pokémon, described as a cute, squishy, Electric-type that has two bumps on its head that people always mistake for eyes, a body that expands and contracts to generate electricity in its belly, and an easygoing vibe.[60] Two days later, a second livestream revealed the Pokémon to be Bellibolt.[61]

A teaser video about Ghost-type Pokémon in Paldea was posted to the official Pokémon Twitter account on October 24, 2022, including a couple brief glimpses of a purple light on the ground.[62] The second part of the video was uploaded the next day, revealing Greavard.[63]

 
Chest image from teaser website

A special website went live on November 5, 2022, showcasing a treasure chest and a counter, which periodically ticked upwards every few hours as it was slowly filled with coins.[64] The same day, a mysterious Pokémon appeared in Pokémon GO after the Dratini Community Day Classic event ended. Golden PokéStops were added to the game, and spinning one would cause a small grey Pokémon to show up and follow the player for a short time, although it could not be properly encountered or caught. The next day, the counter on the special website eventually capped out at 999, and the site became a redirect to a new page on the Scarlet and Violet website featuring an embedded YouTube video revealing Gimmighoul.[65][66] A brief glimpse of Roaming Form Gimmighoul could partially be seen in a brief shot from the October 6 trailer before the Pokémon's official reveal.

Glimpses of two new Pokémon resembling Donphan could be seen in a music video uploaded to the official Pokémon YouTube channel on November 8, 2022.[67] The Scarlet and Violet website described the two Pokémon as "unidentified creatures" and "monsters" known as "Great Tusk" and "Iron Treads".[68] "Great Tusk" was described as "a savage monster" with a "large body and tusks", while "Iron Treads" was described as being able to curl its body and roll to attack, leaving "a trail gouged into the ground, as if it had scorched the earth."

Release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

With the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on November 18, 2022, 103 new Pokémon, including previously unidentified or partially revealed species, now had their names, types, and other details officially available. Specifically, the Starmobiles were discovered to be possessed by Revavroom and Varoom, and the remaining four unidentified Pokémon previously seen in the October 6 trailer were found to be Charcadet, Tandemaus, Squawkabilly, and Nacli. Additionally, Great Tusk and Iron Treads were fully introduced, and Koraidon and Miraidon's full details were uncovered.

More Pokémon to Treasure

 
The Pokémon featured in The Teal Mask
 
The poster outside the Treasure Eatery

The seventh Pokémon Presents, which aired on Pokémon Day on February 27, 2023, revealed two new Paradox Pokémon, Walking Wake and Iron Leaves, which were made available to catch in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, respectively, in a Tera Raid Battle event that began shortly after the broadcast.[69] Walking Wake and Iron Leaves were previously hinted at in the Scarlet BookS and Violet BookV, which included sketches depicting an imaginary creature based on the Paradox Pokémon found in Area Zero. The drawing in the Scarlet Book resembles the three Legendary beasts, while the one in the Violet Book resembles the three Swords of Justice.

The presentation also announced DLC content for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, entitled The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, as well as several Pokémon that would be included in it. The first half of the DLC, The Teal Mask, would feature Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti, as well as the Legendary Pokémon Ogerpon. The second half, The Indigo Disk, would feature the Legendary Pokémon Terapagos. The types and other details of the new Pokémon were left unknown at the time of their reveal.

Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti were previously hinted at in Scarlet and Violet in a poster outside of the Treasure Eatery in Medali, containing stylized silhouettes of the three Pokémon. Additionally, a sketch of a Pokémon similar to Terapagos appeared in the Scarlet Book and Violet Book.

 
The mysterious new Pokémon in Pokémon Horizons: The Series

An unnamed Pokémon resembling Terapagos first appeared in the Pokémon anime in the second episode of Pokémon Horizons: The Series on April 14, 2023. Three days later, the official English Pokémon Twitter account posted official art of the Pokémon and revealed that it would be obtainable in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero.[70] Another tweet was also posted three hours later regarding the Pokémon's appearance in the anime and its mysterious connection to Liko's pendant.[71]

The eighth Pokémon Presents aired on August 8, 2023 and closed with several announcements for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including the reveal of Dipplin, Archaludon, Raging Bolt, and Iron Crown.[72] The presentation also revealed that the previously unnamed Pokémon that first appeared in the anime is actually the Normal Form of Terapagos, while the previously revealed form of Terapagos is its Terastal Form. Additionally, Ogerpon was revealed to have a unique appearance while Terastallized.

 
The Haunting Tale of Poltchageist Poster

A video posted to YouTube on August 22, 2023 revealed a new Pokémon similar to Sinistea, named Poltchageist.[73] The Pokémon was first teased during the 2023 World Championships, where attendees were given a tea ceremony set with the date of the reveal trailer's release included. Additional teasers included the official Pokémon website featuring a background decorated with matcha powder, as well as a Kitakami poster advertising the in-universe theatrical performance shown in the trailer.

Release of The Teal Mask

The Teal Mask released on September 13, 2023, bringing with it seven new Pokémon. In addition to the proper debut of the six previously revealed Pokémon, including Dipplin, Okidogi, Munkidori, and Fezandipiti, the evolved form of Poltchageist was discovered to be Sinistcha, a Pokémon resembling Polteageist. Furthermore, Ogerpon was found to have three other forms aside from the form that was first shown, each with their own unique Terastallized state.

Release of The Indigo Disk

The Indigo Disk was released on December 14, 2023, with a total of seven new Pokémon making their debut. In addition to the four previously revealed Pokémon, namely Terapagos, Archaludon, Raging Bolt, and Iron Crown, an evolved form of Dipplin was discovered named Hydrapple. Furthermore, Terapagos was found to have a third form aside from the two forms that were first shown, a unique Terastallized state known as its Stellar Form. Two more Paradox Pokémon were also discovered in Gouging Fire and Iron Boulder.

Release of Mochi Mayhem

 
Image of the figure from Yukito's story extracted from game files

An epilogue for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, titled Mochi Mayhem, officially became available on January 11th, 2024,[74] bringing with it one new Pokémon, the Mythical Pokémon Pecharunt. This Pokémon was previously discoverable in the game code, due to the data for the epilogue being implemented alongside The Indigo Disk.

Before the reveal of Pecharunt, it appeared partially obscured with its shell closed in the story about Ogerpon told by Yukito in The Teal Mask. What appeared to be a Pecharunt doll could also be seen at Peachy's in Mossui Town.

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  2. Simultaneously October 22, 2020 in North America, due to time zones.

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