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New Pokémon teased in frankly rather creepy found footage video

UPDATE: And now they're revealed.

UPDATE 21/10/21: A fresh video has revealed the mysterious creatures teased in this week's creepy earlier video as Hisuian forms of Zorua and Zoroark - yet more Gen 5 creatures set to get new versions in the upcoming Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

The fan-favourite Zorua and Zoroark were hard to get hold of when they originally debuted. These new versions are Normal/Ghost-Type.

ORIGINAL STORY 19/10/21: A new Pokémon has been teased via a scary found footage video tape released in time for Halloween.

Supposedly this is a promotional trailer for next year's much-anticipated Pokémon Legends: Arceus. But really, it feels more like Pokémon's take on Blair Witch. Lavender Town was nothing on this.

The footage, which looks like it was recorded on a shaky old VHS camera, shows vague shapes moving in the background while someone narrates what they can see. And then... it doesn't end well.

"Is that - a Pokémon? Is that a Growlithe? No, a Vulpix? No, it's not that either," the person recording the footage says.

"The tip of its tail is red and swaying... Oh! I think it's turning this way!

"It's adorable... The white fur on top of its head and around its neck is so fluffy... Its eyes are round and yellow...

"Wh-what's that?! Gwaaah! [muffled noises of distress, tape goes silent]."

Yes, I'm pretty sure I just heard a Pokémon kill a man.

Fans have various theories on what the new Pokémon might be, but it seems likely this is a new species (or new Hisuian form of an existing Pokémon) which will debut in Arceus next year.

Earlier this month, we got confirmation of the game's Monster Hunter-like structure. The game's word will feature various large areas for you to go battle big creatures - before returning to your hub to retool and heal.

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