THE Pokémon Company has announced a new Pokémon that looks oddly similar to Diglett, but it states that it's not a new Paldean form.
A wormlike creature made an appearance at the World Pokémon Ecological Society Webinar held earlier today (September 28).
The Pokémon was shown roaming around Paldea’s beaches and will appear in the upcoming Pokémon games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
It’s a long wormlike Pokémon which has the same small black eyes and round pink nose as gen 1 Pokémon Diglett.
Diglett already has an alternate form, its Alolan form, which is a Steel/Ground type.
However, while it shares a face, and emerges from the ground like Diglett, the announcement confirmed that it is not an alternate form for the mole Pokémon.
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Instead it is a completely new species of Pokémon to be introduced for the Paldea region.
The announcement states: “This Pokémon that lives on the beach or in the sea of the Paldea region would be Wiglett.
“Although they appeared to be a Paldean form of Diglett, we’ve learned they live and eat differently, as if they are an entirely different Pokémon.
“According to the research, it is said that it is a coincidence that they have similar bodies, as they both burrow in the ground and the sand.”
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Wiglett has a white body and can extend it high above the ground without emerging completely.
The Pokémon Company has not updated the official website yet, but the announcement on the stream indicates that Wiglett will be the official name.
This part of the stream was announced in Japanese with English subtitles, and both announced the name as Wiglett.
The new Pokémon was apparently discovered by Jacq, a new character to the series.
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He will be your homeroom and biology teacher and also develops entries for the new Rotom Pokédex.
This means that the announcement on stream could also be Wiglett’s official Pokédex entry.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.
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