Wurmple

In all the hype surrounding the Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer that was revealed earlier this week, we were all so blinded by fluffy Growlithe and the horrible, horrible fish ghost that we neglected to notice one very big change.

You guys. Wurmple has an EXTRA HORN.

Or maybe the same amount of horns, actually. It looks like there's a little red one on the back of his head, but now it's yellow. What could it mean?!

Everyone loves Wurmple, this is true. Perhaps it's the way he's one of the cute, yet useless bugs that you'll encounter in your early hours of Ruby and Sapphire, or his utter defencelessness against birds of any size, or maybe it's the meme where he's lying down looking lifeless that we can all VERY MUCH RELATE TO.

And yet, none of us noticed the extra horn, which seems to have been added to the back of Wurmple's (ancestor's) head in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

A few interesting theories have already surfaced:

  • The sexual dimorphism introduced in Generation IV is now being backwards-added to Pokémon like Wurmple
  • It's a new (and very boring) regional form, like Hisuian Growlithe and Braviary
  • It's an extra indicator of whether Wurmple will evolve into Silcoon or Cascoon
  • Since the game is set in the distant past, perhaps Wurmple used to be roughly 5% stronger, but has since lost the horn because of environmental reasons or something
  • WURMPLE CAN EVOLVE
Wurmple can evolve
Wurmple can evolve

What are your theories? How confident are you that this is a hint of something thrilling, versus something completely uninteresting? Wurmple can evolve???? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

[source twitter.com]