Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gives us our 1000th pocket monster, for better or worse

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet they’re here, and with this latest generation comes the 1000th Pokemon and there’s definitely going to be a Marmite situation here.

Obviously a spoiler ahead for the 1000th Pokemon as it has yet to be officially revealed.

Look, I’m not that old. I’m a little too young for the original red and blue, even gold and silver, but I’m old enough to have grown up with Ruby and Sapphire, a simpler time when there were only 386 Pokémon. But that was literally 20 years ago, and now there are thousands of the blighters, which is a bit existentially scary, but it has provided an opportunity for a new rare creature, which you can see below the video (this is your last spoiler). . caveat).

Thanks to Sirloin for the screenshot.

There is! It’s Gholdengo! The Pokémon “Entity Currency” (yes, seriously). If it looks a bit familiar, that’s because it’s the evolution of Gimmighoul, which got its own special trailer earlier this month. The thing about Gimmighoul is that he likes money, gold coins to be precise. And if you want it to evolve, you’ll have to give it 1000 of them, hence why Gholdengo looks like this.

You can find Gimmighoul Coins in Paldea, and by defeating or capturing one of them, but obviously it will take a while. Even more obviously, the 1000 coins is a nod to the fact that Gholdengo is the 1000th Pokemon, and a fun nod to that. I can’t help but think it looks like one of those inflatable tubes that do that little dance, the fun ones, you know what I mean, right? Those guys are classic, though I understand (and disagree) if you don’t like it.

The love or hate pillars you might be stuck between probably apply to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as well, considering the variety of performance issues it has. Although if the game is fun enough, it raises the question of whether it matters or not.

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