Today’s “Pokémon Presents” livestream wasn’t as full of news as previous announcements about the upcoming Nintendo Switch games “Pokémon Scarlett and Violet.” Last time around, we learned that the Generation 9 game will be the iconic franchise’s first real attempt at an open world RPG (not counting “Legends of Arceus”), and will also feature a multiplayer co-op mode.
We learned today that Pokémon can now “terastelize” — or, turn into Swarovski crystal-like versions of themselves — but what’s more exciting is this guy: Fido. A fairy puppy who helps you cook. Excuse me?
Fidough’s. get a load of pokedex entry,
Fidough’s skin has elastic properties and is both firm and soft at the same time. When these Pokemon get excited, they scare their opponents to make their bodies appear bigger. Fido ferments the things around him using the yeast in his breath. Yeast is useful for cooking, so this Pokemon has been patronized by people for a long time.
Yes, this new friend can help you make kombucha. And it may even fight the battle for you. Great stuff, all around.
The only other new Pokémon we learned about is Ceitan, a “thy whale Pokémon” that lives in the icy region of Paldia. Cetitan isn’t as exciting as Fidough, but we’ll give him a chance. Look how strange his mouth is!
The description of Cititan reads,
To be able to support their massive bodies, seitans require tight muscles, and the physical attacks that use their bodies have incredible power. They also migrate around icy areas protected by a thick layer of fat.
Finally, the livestream confirmed that the Paldia region, like the Alola, Galar, and Hisui regions, will contain variants of the previously discovered Pokémon.
The first new version is Paldian Wooper, which… to be honest, I’m unsure whether it delights or terrifies me. It’s compelling, at least.
Our formerly bright-blue, boisterous friend now looks like he’s rolled into a pile of mud. That’s because… it did.
cue the pokedex enter,
In ancient times, Wupper lived underwater in the Palladia region. Having lost in the struggle for territory, it seems that they began to live in swamps on land. To keep it from drying out while on the ground, he began covering his body with a toxic film. Due to being on the ground for so long, their gills have become hard. Their bodies are heavy and they move slowly, but they can defend themselves by expelling a powerful poisonous fluid from their gills.
So, now Wooper is a poison/ground type as opposed to water/ground. At least now it won’t be completely eradicated by grass attacks, but… at what cost? A “struggle for territory”? Is Wooper OK?
Oh, apparently the legendary Pokémon Coradon and Miradon can transform into motorcycles and airplanes. sure I guess.