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Up to five mystery new Pokémon spotted in Scarlet and Violet trailer

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's latest action-packed trailer features potentially five brand new Pokémon that are yet to be officially revealed

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet new pokemon: A female trainer in a blue shirt holds a pokeball

From a Water-type Terastilised Jigglypuff, to a new evolution for Girafarig, and yet another appearance by that yet-to-be-named engine Pokémon, there are plenty of ‘mons to draw your eye in the latest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer. However, eagle-eyed trainers also spotted what appear to be several brand new Pokémon in the same trailer.

The three definite new Pokémon can be seen in a brief bit of gameplay (which was highlighted by Serebii) where their Pokédex icons appear on the HUD’s minimap of the overworld. As well as an icon for a Rookidee, we see images of a new mouse Pokémon, a green parrot Pokémon, and a strange-looking thing that some believe is either a rock-like creature or something based off of a mushroom… Yeah, we can’t really tell either.

Interestingly, there are two of these mouse Pokémon on the minimap, each with different markings on their bodies. Either there are very distinct male and female variants (which we’ve seen with Pokemon like Jellicent or Hippowdon in the past) or we have another Spinda on our hands…

As noted by ‘ad_dmer’ on Twitter, the green parrot Pokémon could be based off of the Quaker Parrot, also known as the Monk Parakeet, which is an invasive species that can be commonly seen in lots of cities across Spain.

A fourth new Scarlet and Violet Pokémon in the trailer, although this one is a lot less nailed on.

During a gameplay segment showcasing the new Team Star base raid activity, one of the evil team sends out a Torkoal and a second Pokémon that is quite hard to identify (timestamped video above). This looks to be a small, bipedal Pokémon.

On a first-glance it could resemble something like a Pawniard, but its black head suggests otherwise. Plus, it is a Fire-type base that is being featured in the trailer, which also wouldn’t point to Pawniard – unless it is getting a fiery Paldean form, of course.

Some are theorising that this might be a pre-evolution to one of the two version exclusive legendaries: Armarogue. With a black head, red legs, and a Fire/ Psychic-typing, a pre-evolution of Armarogue appearing in this Team Star base is certainly a viable guess. It’s also not as rare as it used to be for legendaries to have pre-evolutions. Sun and Moon’s Lunala and Solgaleo evolve from Cosmog and Cosmoem, and the box art legendaries for Scarlet and Violet appear to have some connection to Cyclizar.

A real blink-and-you’ll-miss-it fifth new Pokémon was spotted by ‘PoryLeeks’, who noticed a bug-like Pokémon hidden behind the UI during the photo mode section of the trailer. A white and yellow body and antennas can be briefly seen.

Despite all of these new Pokémon, confirmed or otherwise, we’ve still only seen one Paldean Form so far in the form of Paldean Wooper. We’re also yet to see the final evolutions of the three starter Pokémon. It seems that there’s plenty more info still to come ahead of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date.