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Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet reveal Gimmighoul

Posted on November 6, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Gimmighoul

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet have just revealed Gimmighoul as a brand new Pokemon. This follows the recent “chest” teaser site and Pokemon GO datamine leak.

Gimmighoul actually has two forms: Chest Form and Roaming Form. With the former, it’s known as the Coin Chest Pokemon, has the Ghost type, comes in at 1′ in terms of height, weighs 11 pounds, and the has the Rattled Ability. The Pokemon Company hasn’t delved into stat specifics for the Roaming Form just yet.

In Scarlet and Violet, it looks like the creature is always found hiding in a chest. Meanwhile, in Pokemon GO, it will be shown out and about. When the creature is hiding in a chest, it manipulates others to gather coins for them. Gimmighoul without the chest tends to leave people alone and tags along near people who pick up coins.

Here’s some additional information:

It Hides Inside a Treasure Chest and Moves Slowly

These Gimmighoul hide inside sturdy treasure chests. While this provides them with a solid defense, the treasure chest’s weight causes Gimmighoul to move slowly, making travel difficult. It is not uncommon for Chest Form Gimmighoul to be mistaken for an antique and taken home or sold to an antique store.​

Gimmighoul Controls People and Pokemon, Making Them Collect Coins​

When Gimmighoul senses a person or Pokemon draw near, it ambushes them. It then uses ghost energy to control its target, forcing them to collect coins. Because it often hides in warehouses, shop corners, and other places people and Pokemon don’t frequent, it tends to keep persistent control of those it does manage to encounter.

Gimmighoul’s Roaming Form​

It seems that Gimmighoul has a second form called Roaming Form Gimmighoul. This kind of Gimmighoul doesn’t hide in a treasure chest. It’s small, carries a single coin on its back, and can be found hiding all over Paldea. However, since they run away as soon as a person approaches, it seems not a single Trainer in Paldea has ever managed to catch one.

Surprisingly, Roaming Form Gimmighoul have been spotted in the world of Pokemon GO as well! It appears that Mr. Jacq – an expert on the biology of Pokemon in the Paldea region – and Professor Willow, who has been carrying out research alongside Trainers in the world of Pokemon GO, have joined forces to devise a way to catch them. Please wait for future announcements to hear all about their research results.

And below are a couple of trailers showing off the new creature:

Also as part of today’s announcement, it’s been revealed that a linking feature for Pokemon Scarlet / Violet and Pokemon GO is coming in 2023. More information will follow at a later date.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet launch for Switch on November 18, 2022. Pokemon GO is currently available on mobile via iOS and Android.

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