Mysterious New Creature Appears In Pokemon GO, Confuses Everyone

Image: Kento Suga

A new creature has appeared in Pokemon GO, and no one seems quite sure what it is or what it is doing.

Yesterday, IGN reported that a data miner had pulled a potential new pokemon from the files of Pokemon GO. As of this morning, Eurogamer and IGN have both reported that the regional Chikorita Community Day events in both the Asia Pacific region and the European region ended with players being flooded with a mysterious new creature that could not be caught.

It has no name. It looks like the ghost emoji with an industrial nut for a head. When players capture it, it turns into Ditto, a pokemon that is famous for morphing into other pokemon. As an extensive thread on the Pokemon GO Reddit shows, people are both amazed and frustrated that they cannot catch this weird little creature.

Kento Suga, the Global Marketing Lead for Pokémon Go, simply tweeted a single image of the pokemon with "???" as the text. Clearly there is something official (and fishy) going on with this thing.

Sadly, it seems that all we know about this pokemon currently is that we don't know anything.


    I'm pissed cause I wasted a bunch of pokeballs on this thing. Had I known you couldn't catch it, I wouldn't have bothered

      I dont know where this occured where you couldnt catch it but i caught several my partner caught it and the surrounding towns members of the pokemon group were also able to catch them. After you caught it it said "oh" and came up with the same transition you get after catching ditto from a normal pokemon

        I used Razz Berries + pokeballs, Razz berries + the blue balls (my brain refuses to remember the name) and Razz Berries + Ultra balls and it escaped all of them before fleeing.

    I caught one in Newcastle, Australia and it was a ditto!

    I personally thought this would have more to do with the mew/celebi challenges which involved catching dittos

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