Since the reveal of Pokémon Crimson & Crimson on February 27th, there has been complete radio silence for a full three months the ninth generation of Pokemon – til today. With a brand new trailer, pocket monster fans were once again taken to the still unnamed region and revealed new Pokémon, characters and features. We took a closer look at the three-minute video and analyzed every inconspicuous detail for you!
The first reveal of the trailer are three brand new characters: Nemila is the most helpful and friendly rival, which of course, like in all games, follows you everywhere and challenges you to friendly battles to test your skills. Though she’s said to be a real combat expert, throwing Poké Balls doesn’t seem to suit her like it does on the official site called.
The two professors are likely to be even more interesting than Nemila. Yes, you read that right: For the first time in Pokémon history, there are not one, but two scientists specializing in the study of pocket monsters. While you are in Pokémon Crimson Professor Antiqua meets you in Pokémon Crimson Professor Future: The names sound strange, but have a deeper meaning – but more on that later.
In addition to the three already known Starter Pokémon Felori, Krokel, and Kwaks were also allowed to present a few new Pokémon this time. The electric rodent makes the start pamo, your rival Nemila’s signature Pokémon. With its ability to store electricity in its fur, the droll pocket monster is definitely reminiscent of the Pokémon mascot Pikachu.
Next, we were allowed to use the Grass Normal Pokémon Olini admire, whose name and appearance are clearly inspired by an olive and thus fit the Mediterranean setting of the region. In addition to Olini and the chili pepper crocodile Krokel, the trailer introduced another Pokémon that is clearly based on Spanish food: Ferculi.
The round piglet of the Normal type is called viz in English Lechonk and the name is not only due to its greasy appearance. In fact, in Spanish cuisine, lechón is a dish that we know as suckling pig. In Filipino cuisine, on the other hand, lechón means a pork roast.
Last but not least, the two cover legends of the game were presented in a successful cutscene, which will accordingly adorn the game packaging of Pokémon Crimson & Crimson. The types of Koraidon (Crimson) and Miraidon (Crimson) have not yet been revealed, but the lizard-like appearance should indicate a dragon-type. Koraidon could also be Fire-type due to its red color, while Miraidon’s futuristic design suggests Electric or Steel-type.