Pokemon Reveals Strange Markings Were Made By New ‘Mon Grafaiai

Pokemon teased the reveal of a new 'mon earlier this week, and it hasn't hung around when it comes to giving trainers a little bit of additional info. A fresh set of images has revealed the Pokemon responsible for the mysterious patterns is called Grafaiai, but the new 'mon is notoriously difficult to get a good snap of.

“Remember the markings we shared yesterday? Well, the Paldean photographer has confirmed that these were made by a Pokemon called Grafaiai,” Pokemon tweeted today. Not only do the new images include some fresh markings left by what will presumably be the next addition to the Scarlet & Violet Pokedex, but also a first look at the Pokemon. Well, actually, first look might be a bit of a stretch.

Various parts of Grafaiai can be seen via its silhouette just about showing up in each image. Two appear to be close ups of its head, and the middle image shows it scampering away from the scene of its latest piece of artwork. Arguably the best look at the new Pokemon of the three as you can sort of see its entire body.

That and the name of the Pokemon has sparked a lively conversation about what it might look like, and the real-life creature it appears to have been inspired by. Most trainers are convinced it will look like an aye-aye, which certainly makes sense considering the name. Combine the name aye-aye with the act of spraying paint to create art, and a logical landing spot would definitely be the name Grafaiai.

Prior to the latest batch of images, quite a few trainers were convinced this latest tease would usher in a Paldean form of Smeargle. The gen two Pokemon has the unique quirk of being able to paint with its tail, so it certainly adds up that the 'mon responsible for Paldea's artwork would be from the same family. There's a chance Grafaiai could be the evolved form of Smeargle, but if the aye-aye theories turn out to be correct, that now seems unlikely.

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