Data Miners May Have Just Discovered a New POKÉMON

There are currently over 800 Pokémon in existence, and as the monster-collecting franchise shows no signs of slowing down, there are bound to be more to come. Now, data miners have come across something interesting: Images that may have prematurely revealed a new Pokémon (via Eurogamer).

Here’s how the theory goes: The upcoming Pokémon: Let’s Go! games are set to include one new creature. The new games are also set to be able to transfer Pokémon with Pokémon Go, meaning that data for this new Pokémon will have to be in the mobile game as well. Meanwhile, a data miner recently discovered the image above in the game’s data, and although it’s labeled as Kecleon, it sure isn’t Kecleon.

As is obvious to fans of the games, it instead looks a lot like Ditto with a nut on its head. One fan on Twitter has an interesting theory: “Remember that Ditto was originally supposed to have an evolution if traded with a Metal Coat in Gold/Silver? This one here looks a lot like a Metal Ditto (with a nut on his head), so maybe they’re doing it now? It would make some sense because Ditto is a Kanto Pokémon, you know?”

Another fan made an image of a Ditto holding a nut, and it sure does look pretty similar to the leaked image:

What do you think is going on here? Is this some alternate version of Ditto, an evolution, or something else entirely? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Featured image: Zeyus Media/Flickr

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