The next iteration of the Pokémon anime debuted in Japan and has already introduced us to a new species of Pokémon.
We don’t have a name yet, but he looks like a crystal-covered turtle with giant twinkling eyes. The Pokémon Company has confirmed that trainers will be able to learn more about the new Pokémon in the upcoming DLC for Pokemon Scarlet And Purple, The hidden treasure of zone zero.
The unnamed Pokemon first appeared in Pokémon Horizons: The Series in Japan, but fans in the United States won’t be able to see it animated until the worldwide release later this year.
A newly discovered Pokémon appears in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC for #PokemonScarletPurple!
Its splendid aura is reminiscent of the Legendary Pokémon Terapagos, but the name and true nature of this Pokémon are shrouded in mystery… pic.twitter.com/4PltEt9Yb6
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 17, 2023
The information we have indicates that it could be the next Legendary Pokemon in the series and is somehow related to Terapagos. Terapagos is one of five new Pokemon coming Pokemon Scarlet And Purplethe upcoming expansion of, alongside Ogerpon, Okidogi, Munkidori and Fezandipiti.
Here is the official description of the mysterious new Pokémon, from The Pokémon Company:
This unknown Pokémon is reminiscent of the legendary Pokémon Terapagos, but its name and true nature are shrouded in mystery. He is small in stature and not particularly strong, but when pushed, he can crystallize energy from his body to form a protective shield. Apparently, he can also assume a state of sleep when he feels his life is in danger by pulling his head, limbs, and tail into his shell and making himself look like a jewel.
Pokémon Horizons: The Series is the sequel to the Pokémon TV series set in Paldea. The series represents a huge departure from Pokémon history primarily because it’s the first time that Ash has not been the series’ protagonist. Instead, it introduces a set of new protagonists named Liko and Roy, as they embark on a new Pokémon journey.