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New Pokémon & New Starter Details Revealed for Scarlet & Violet, Including Lechonk the Pig

new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Pokémon details starters Pawmi Lechonk Smoliv Sprigatito Fuecoco Quaxly

In addition to dropping a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date trailer that reveals 4-player open-world multiplayer this morning, The Pokémon Company also revealed details for brand new Pokémon, including the starter Pokémon. The brand new Pokémon revealed in the Scarlet and Violet trailer today include Electric-type mouse (sounds familiar) Pawmi, hilariously named Normal-type hog Lechonk, and Grass/Normal-type olive Smoliv.

Here are all of the details for the new ‘mon straight from The Pokémon Company:

In addition to the electric sacs in its cheeks, Pawmi has electricity-discharging organs on its forepaws. It generates electricity by rubbing its cheeks, then it shocks its opponents by touching them with the pads on its forepaws.

The fur that covers its body is good insulation against the cold and serves the purpose of storing electricity. When it feels uneasy, this cautious Pokémon will begin rubbing its cheeks, preparing itself to discharge an electric shock.

  • Category: Mouse Pokémon
  • Type: Electric
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Static / Natural Cure

Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that Bug-type Pokémon dislike. If attacked by an opponent and startled, it will charge forward in a panic.

It may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food.

  • Category: Hog Pokémon
  • Type: Normal
  • Height: 1’8″
  • Weight: 22.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony

The oil that comes out of its head has a very strong bitter taste, and it is not suitable for consumption.
When startled or attacked, Smoliv will shoot this oil out, slowing its opponent down. It will then seize that moment to run away.

In the fruit on its head, Smoliv stores oil made from nutrients it gathers through photosynthesis. As a result, it can go for a week without eating or drinking. It prefers dry and sunny climates, and it seems to spend its days sunbathing.

  • Category: Olive Pokémon
  • Type: Grass/Normal
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 14.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Early Bird

Additionally, the previously revealed new starter Pokémon Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly received some extra details ahead of their Scarlet and Violet debut. For starters, the grass cat Sprigatito needs to be the center of attention and has shifting moods. However, when it kneads its paws, it can release a mesmerizing aroma with therapeutic qualities that makes an opponent lose its battle tenacity. Its fur, which has a plant-like quality, can also perform photosynthesis.

Next, fire croc Fuecoco is chill and eager to eat food at seemingly any time. Its square scales absorb external heat and convert it into “fire energy.” In turn, its scales can become burning hot. When Fuecoco gets excited, extra flames burst out of its head.

And finally, water duckling Quaxly is more serious and likes to stay clean. Its feathers secrete a gel to repel water and grime, and “The coif on its head is slicked back using a rich, moist cream.” Quaxly uses its powerful legs to swim and to deliver fast kicks to opponents.

That’s everything The Pokémon Company has to offer about new Pokémon and starters in Scarlet and Violet for now, but stay tuned for more details on the new Legendaries, Koraidon and Miraidon.

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