New Pokémon Greavard Is Scarlet And Violet’s Ghostly Good Boy (VIDEO)
Pokémon is currently in one of the strongest eras of its two-decade lifespan, with the franchise thriving sizeably across its proprietary card game, long-running anime series, a myriad of mobile-focused spin-offs, as well as in its latest spell of full-scale offerings on the Nintendo Switch. This year’s Pokémon Legends: Arceus took the critter-catching franchise in a fresh direction and the upcoming Scarlet and Violet are further building on that foundation with heaps of new Pokémon, one of which has been shown off in a new video.
Looking like equal-parts specter and sheepdog, Greavard is an adorable new Ghost-type characterized by a candle-like appendage on its forehead as well as a love of burying itself underground. The official Pokémon website describes the phantom pup as having a “friendly and affectionate personality,” so much so that it will be “overjoyed” and follow friendly trainers wherever they go. However, this kinship is killer as Greavard is also said to “slowly and inadvertently absorb the life-force of those around it,” so players maybe shouldn’t give it so much attention.
Greavard is dangerously delightful to be sure, but the ethereal tail-wagger is only the latest in a series of viral new Pokémon to spawn out of Scarlet And Violet. The game’s trailer from June introduced an adorably rotund piglet named Lechonk, fresh footage from August brought a seeming cinnamon bun critter named Fidough to prominence, and last month saw the inevitable rise of Wiglett, a bizarre worm-like variation of the classic Pokémon Diglett.
Though these critters have become arguable standouts of Scarlet and Violet, it should be noted that none of these are the actual starters for the new Poké-title, with that honor belonging to Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly – the trio from the games’ original reveal trailer. Of course, the upcoming dual release looks to offer plenty outside of gorgeous new Pokémon, including the truly open world region of Paldea, support for up to four-player co-op, as well as three full story campaigns to participate in across both games.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release for Nintendo Switch on November 18th.
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