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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet reveals toxic monkey pokemon Grafaiai

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The Pokemon Company and developer Game Freak revealed a brand new Pokemon for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet – Grafaiai, a “toxic monkey” brawler, and I think I love the critter already.

I’ve always been a sucker for poison Pokemon and their tendency to be used by ninjas or villains in the series, with some longtime favorites being Golbat (and then Crobat), and naturally poison-hybrids like Gengar or Tentacruel.

Game Freak describes Grafaiai as a “moody pokemon” with a “fastidious disposition,” noting the toxic ape prefers to go it alone and constantly ends up fighting anyone or anything that enters its territory. The creature’s saliva is what gives it a toxic, paralyzing edge – to which it will lick its claws with its saliva for its nighttime adventures.

Here’s some new trailers for the new ‘mon:

Reveal Trailer

English version

Japanese version

Cinematic Trailer

English version

Japanese version

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are set to release on November 18th, on Nintendo Switch. Also players can receive a special Pikachu, which knows the Fly and has Flying Tera Type, this early -purchase gift will be available until February 28, 2023.

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