The Pokémon Company and Niantic have announced a collaboration between Pokémon GO and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This event allows Pokémon GO Trainers to catch a Pokémon exclusive to the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet called Roaming Form Gimmighoul.
However, Pokémon GO Trainers can only catch Roaming Form Gimmighoul by linking their accounts to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Unfortunately, this feature won't be available until 2023. That said, for more information about this collaboration, visit The Pokémon Company's official website for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Update on 9 November 2022:The Pokémon Company and Niantic have revealed a collaboration between Pokémon GO and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. In 2023, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be linked with Pokémon GO.
Original article continues: With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet arriving fairly soon on 18th November 2022, data miners have already found and leaked files showcasing one of the new upcoming Pokémon debuting with the game. Initially revealed on 13th August 2022 via Reddit user Riddler Khu, more details about this mysterious pocket monster, now dubbed the "Coin Pokémon," have surfaced after it was seen in a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gameplay trailer and a supposed bug in Pokémon GO.
On 4th November 2022, prominent leaker and data miner, PokeMiners found a file added to Pokémon GO titled "pmMystery," showcasing 3D assets of an unreleased Pokémon in the augmented reality mobile game. Following this, multiple Pokémon GO Trainers worldwide started encountering golden PokéStops and the strange new Coin Pokémon.
So what does this have to do with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Well, this Coin Pokémon that was recently leaked and seen in Pokémon GO was also featured in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's gameplay trailer on 6th October 2022.
However, it might be hard to spot the Coin Pokémon since the creature was only shown for a second throughout the fourteen-minute trailer. More specifically, the Coin Pokémon can be seen hidden behind the character taking a selfie on the bottom left side at the 9:34 minute timestamp during the gameplay trailer.
The Coin Pokémon could be a Bug-type creature that seemingly loves gold and coins. It looks rather thin, almost like a gingerbread man, but turned into a Pokémon. It's pale grey in color, with the only accents being black to outline the creature. It also carries a large gold coin on its back to show its adoration for all things gold and shiny.
According to the initial leaker, Riddler Khu, the Coin Pokémon will supposedly be difficult to catch, similar to Spiritomb from Pokémon Legends: Arceus. That said, The Pokémon Company has already responded to the supposed Coin Pokémon being bugged or leaked, Tweeting a mysterious link to a website.
The website's URL specifically says, "chest Pokémon" and "??????." Although there's little to no information on what this could mean, it's safe to assume Niantic might be officially unveiling the Pokémon at 6 AM PT tomorrow.
⏳ 6:00 AM PT— Pokémon (@Pokemon) November 5, 2022
Until The Pokémon Company does, stay tuned for more information. We'll update this article accordingly.
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