Update: As was rumoured, Zeraora is the new 'mon.
Here's some PR:
Zeraora is an Electric-type Pokémon that gathers electric energy from outside sources, emitting strong electrical currents from the pads on its hands and feet to create a powerful magnetic field. Zeraora uses this magnetic field to levitate and move through the air with extreme speed.
Category: Thunderclap Pokémon
Weight: 98.1 lb.
This Mythical Pokémon is said to be so fast that its maximum speed is the same as that of lightning strikes. When using massive amounts of electric energy for a powerful attack, Zeraora’s fur stands on end all over its body!
Zeraora is only available in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon, and cannot be encountered in regular gameplay. Launched in November, 2017, Pokémon Ultra Sun and Pokémon Ultra Moon are the latest titles in the core Pokémon video game series available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DSTM family of systems.
Original story: As you may well be aware, the upcoming Pokémon movie 'Everyone's Story' is gearing up for imminent release in Japan; the film is scheduled to premiere in Japanese theatres on 13th July, and we are expected to receive some brand new footage of the film early next week.
According to Serebii, some new footage of the movie will air on Japanese Variety Show Oha Suta on Monday 9th April, and as intriguing as that may be on its own for Poké-fans, the more exciting news is that a new Pokémon is set to be revealed during the show. Who could it be?
Well, before you get too excited, it's much more likely that this reveal will be an official announcement for Zeraora - an electric-type mythical Pokémon that was unveiled by datamines of Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon - rather than anything from the game(s) coming to Switch in the future. It might be quite some time until we see anything entirely new, but an official announcement for the (currently) last entry to the Pokédex will still be very welcome indeed.
Either way, it's still fun to speculate over what may or may not appear, and we'll make sure to keep an eye out for the announcement. Are you desperately waiting for news on the future of the Pokémon series on Switch? Let us know what you'd like to see in the comments.