New Pokémon “Grafaiai” teased in silhouettes

Mysterious art had been “photographed” in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet‘s Paldea Region in a cryptic tweet from the official Pokémon account on Twitter yesterday, but further information and images have given fans more details.

The first look at Grafaiai

Grafaiai is a new Pokémon being introduced in Scarlet and Violet and we finally know what it looks like… sort of.

Instead of a full reveal, we’ve gotten the a silhouette of the Pokémon in a Paldean forest alongside its art. With its connection to art, many fans are wondering how similar this new species is to Smeargle. Its name seems to be a combination of graffiti and an alternate spelling of aye-aye, a real-world primate.

How similar it will look to its possible real-world counterpart (if at all) remains to be seen.


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Both photos of aye-ayes used under the Creative Commons 2.0 license, the text of which can be found here.