A major leak has occurred over the weekend in Pokémon Go, with what seems to be a brand new Pokémon being revealed.

Please note, that the links presented in the article below showcase what the Pokémon looks like. Click at your own risk.

The Pokémon website Serebii first reported on the mysterious new monster yesterday, after it was found in Pokémon Go by a user named Chrales. Chrales posted on his twitter an image of the new monster, in what looks like its normal and shiny colorings, stating that it was a “new Kecleon icon.”

Today, with Niantic wrapping up Community Day in Asia Pacific, many Pokémon in the game transformed into the new monster. When captured, the monster turns into another Pokémon, perhaps referring to Chrales’ Kecleon line.

Per Serebii, it is known that the Pokémon was not a mistake. Niantic’s head of marketing for Pokémon Go, Kento Suga, has publicly stated that this is a tease and not a mistake. It is also spawning in Pokémon Go games across Europe and Japan thus far for a small amount of time.

Serebii, known for breaking news over the Pokémon franchise for over ten years, has at this time confirmed it to be an official new monster for the game. No details as to what the typing or even name of the Pokémon are have been made public at this time, but it is speculated that it will be a brand new monster that is catchable in Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee!, something that was hinted at when the game was originally revealed.

It is likely further updates will come in over the next month before Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee! launch on November 16th for the Nintendo Switch.

What are your thought on this reveal? Is this a Pokémon for Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee!? Leave your comments below. 


Robert Grosso

Staff Writer

A game playing, college teaching, erudite-minded scholar who happens to write some articles every so often. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over five years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Now making TechRaptor my home.