Paldean Wooper in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Regional variants are nothing new to Pokémon. Since the idea was first launched in Pokémon Sun and Moon’s Alola area, many Pokémon have taken on totally different appearances relying on which area they’re located in, and that pattern appears set to proceed in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea area. During at this time’s Pokémon Presents occasion, Game Freak pulled again the curtain on a Paldean variant of Wooper, which is now a poison/ground-type Pokémon with a contemporary brown coloration scheme.

Unlike the bottom Wooper, the Paldean type primarily lives on land. According to Scarlet and Violet’s webpage, this variant was pressured to maneuver on-shore after being pushed out of its authentic underwater habitat.

Additionally, it additionally covers itself in toxic mud — which seems to elucidate each its new coloration scheme and typing. While it’s removed from the one Pokémon showcased within the presentation, this soiled little creature has rapidly captured the hearts of many Pokémon followers.

Within a couple of minutes of the occasion ending, some artists even pumped out some fairly charming day-one artwork of the Pokémon.

Alongside Paldean Wooper, Game Freak additionally highlighted the equally cute Fidough — certain to be one other heart-stealing Pokémon — and Cetitan, a brand new ice-type Pokémon. The firm additionally shared a wealth of data on Scarlet and Violet, together with new automobile kinds for Koraidon and Miraidon, and the return of raid battles by way of Tera Raids.

Outside of Scarlet and Violet, The Pokémon Company additionally introduced that Pokémon Go and Pokémon Unite would be a part of the upcoming Pokémon World Championships set to happen later this month.