Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Update #2 [Sun 6th Nov, 2022 15:15 GMT]: It's official, the new Pokémon Gimmighoul has been revealed. This Ghost-type Pokémon hides in a treasure chest and carries a coin depending on its form.

You can see it right now in Pokémon GO in its "Roaming Form" and it will also be coming to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in its "Chest form". Get a better look at Gimmighoul in the videos below, including a detailed backstory:

Roaming Form

Chest Form

Update [Sat 5th Nov, 2022 15:15 GMT]: This new Pokémon is now appearing in Pokémon GO. You'll likely see it walking around the player circle if you sign in, but you can't actually catch it right now. Poké Stops are also gold coloured and you'll receive coins.

In addition to this, a mysterious chest has also gone live on the official Pokemon website. If you visit the website, you can view the chest with coins in it from multiple angles:

Original article [Sat 5th Nov, 2022 00:00 GMT]: Dataminers have reportedly uncovered a brand new Pokémon in Niantic's popular mobile title Pokémon GO. What is interesting about this discovery is fans think they may have already seen this "mysterious" creature in a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer last month.

As highlighted by the Twitter account @poke_miners, a new Pokémon has supposedly been added to the mobile game with the file name "pmMystery". As further explained in the same tweet, the file is referred to as "pm1080". So far, there are only 3D assets of this pocket monster.

Fans have also done some digging and linked this same Pokémon with one featured in a 14-minute Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gameplay overview trailer, which was released last month on 6th October.

As you can kind of see, there's definitely something similar looking hiding behind the text in the above video. Pokémon Scalet and Violet launch later this month on 18th November, so we probably won't have to wait too long to find out what this new creature is if it is the real deal.

You can see every Pokémon officially announced for the new generation in our guide below:

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[source twitter.com, via nintendoeverything.com]