As of today, I officially started my second Summer college course. Between the workload that’s going to come with it and the workload I already have for my first course, I’ll probably be nice and busy through mid-August.
But not as busy as the Pokémon Company is with showing off more new Pokémon, am I right?
Well lousy transition aside, there were in fact two new Pokémon leaked from CoroCoro magazine today, so it’s about time to talk about them, wouldn’t you say?
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Here we have Mimikkyu and Kiteruguma, both seeming to be only the Japanese names but considering Togedemaru didn’t change from the Japanese to the English translations, who knows.
Mimikkyu is a Ghost/Fairy-type, and according to the description that came along with their reveals: “Mimikkyu hates sunlight, preferring dark places. It is rumoured that the cloth covering its body is a strategy to avoid the sun. Don’t try to remove the cloth it is said that those that do become afflicted with an illness. Mimikkyu’s costume is based on Pikachu merch that was popular 20 years ago. It wants to be loved by people like Pikachu is.” It will have a new ability called Disguise with a currently unknown effect.
I’m not going to bury the lead or anything here, Mimikkyu is easily my favorite of the two released here, and perhaps one of my favorite Pokémon unveiled for Sun and Moon thus far. Not only is it super adorable just from it’s description/lore/backstory/whatever alone, it’s got an interesting typing to play around with and overall it’s just… I love it, okay? It kind of reminds me of Woodstock from the Peanuts comic strip with a sheet over its head if the sheet just so happened to be decorated in the style of a witch-varient of Pikachu from Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The whole children’s drawing style to the face really screams that to me.
Meanwhile, Kiteruguma is a Normal/Fighting-type, and according to the description that came along with their reveals: “People in Alola are scared of Kiteruguma to the point of having warning signs about it. It is really strong and can break anything in two. It likes to hug its trainers but is strong. Raising one puts your life in danger.” It will have the abilities Klutz and a new addition called Fluffy with a currently unknown effect.
While I don’t like this big bear quite as much as it’s revealed counterpart, it does have a certain charm to it. I suppose. Sure raising it is a danger because it nonchalantly snaps entire trees in half and that sort of thing, but it’s got a cute pink and black color scheme right? So it’s gotta be something. To be fair, one of my favorite Megas, Mega Lopunny, does have a Normal/Fighting-typing, and it’s pretty amazing in my opinion. Whether the typing will work quite as well with a new Pokémon that doesn’t have scrappy is still in question, however.
That’s about that, not too much was talked about for these guys considering it was only a fresh leak from the August issue that let us know what we currently know. I’m assuming we’ll hear more about them as time goes on. I do have some more to talk about regarding my continued experience with Pokémon GO, but I’ll leave that under the read more for anyone that’s curious about it. Otherwise, let me know what you think about these new Pokémon below!