The Pokémon Company has teased a new Pokémon, spotted in the opening episodes of Pokémon Horizons: The Series which were broadcast in Japan earlier today.
Serebii reports that no further details about the unknown Pokémon were shared – such as its name or artwork – so hopefully we’ll be able to learn more in the coming weeks. For now, it is speculated that the turtle-like Pokémon shares a connection with Terapagos, which will appear in the upcoming downloadable content for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
The animated series follows dual protagonists Liko, whose partner Pokémon is Sprigatito, and Roy, who will encounter many characters during their journey, such as a group led by Friede and Captain Pikachu called the Rising Volt Tacklers.
Exploring the Pokémon world aboard an airship, the Rising Volt Tacklers’ members include Orla, who enjoys mechanical and electrical work and is accompanied by her partner Pokémon, Metagross; Murdock, who is skilled at cooking, and his partner Pokémon, Rockruff; Mollie, who specializes in healing treatments, and her partner Pokémon, Chansey; and Ludlow.
Liko and Roy will also meet Amethio, who is joined by his partner Pokémon Ceruledge and belongs to an organisation called the Explorers, and a popular video streamer known as Nidothing.
Pokémon Horizons: The Series will premiere around the world “in 2023 and beyond.”