The Pokémon anime has revealed one of the new creatures that will appear in the Nintendo Switch video games. In particular, it seems that we are dealing with a Pokémon that will appear in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Purple expansions announced last February.
The Treasure of Area Zero DLC for Pokémon Scarlet and Purple will be divided into two adventures: The Turquoise Mask and The Indigo Disc. La Máscara Turquesa will appear first in autumn 2023 and later, in winter, El Disco Índigo will arrive. Interestingly, the new Pokemon appears to be a pre-evolved form of Therapagos, the Legendary Pokemon from The Indigo Disc.
At the moment we don’t know much about this creature, whether it will end up being a Legendary Pokemon too – in the way Phione was the pre-evolution of Manaphy in Pokemon fourth generation – or if it’s just a turtle creature with a similar one Look.
This is what Terapagos looked like when it was officially unveiled:
Another theory currently being discussed is that the little turtle creature we saw in the anime is actually Terapagos and that the form we originally saw wasn’t another Pokemon or an evolution, it was its teracrystallized form. . Teracrystallization is the new mechanic introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple that allows us to transform our Pokémon to change their type.
In any case, we’ll have to wait until winter to find out. However, if you want to know all the details about the extension, you can consult our guide.