The fifth generation begins!

The weekly Pokémon show in Japan, Pokémon Sunday, showed a silhouette of a brand-new monster due to be the first announced creature in the forthcoming fifth generation of the popular critter catching series.

Pokémon fansite Serebii has since gotten its hands on scans of the latest issue of CoroCoro Magazine, which has images revealing the identity of the new Pokémon and its first form. It's time to say hello to Zorua and Zoroark!

Zorua is the first form and classified as an "Evil Fox Pokémon", it's 0.7m tall and weighs 12.5kg. Zoroark is the evolution and is classified as a "Monster Fox Pokémon", it's 1.6m and 81.1kg.

Abilities of the two are to be announced at a later date and it's been revealed they will feature in the next Pokémon film "Phantom Champion Zoroark".