During the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo revealed two new Pokemon that will be making their debut in the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield. One of these is a flying/water-type bird named Cramorant, and the other is a ghost-type Pokemon named Polteageist that is literally a haunted teapot. Polteageist is a pretty unique idea for a Pokemon, but as it turns out, someone came up with the idea way back in 2014, five years before Game Freak.
Twitter user stelledair posted a screenshot of a post from Thursday, March 6, 2014 of someone sharing their own idea for a Pokemon. Their idea was for a haunted teacup named Entitea that turns into a haunted teapot named Polteageist. While Entitea has yet to materialize, Polteageist is a real Pokemon now in Pokemon Sword and Shield and is in fact a haunted teapot.
Nintendo didn't reveal if Polteageist has an evolved form, though, so perhaps it will evolve into something called Entitea. After all, both are pretty obvious "tea" puns, and both fit the Pokemon's supernatural theme.
The person who posted this on VP years ago is probably shitting their pants right now pic.twitter.com/p1V1r0rOVq— Alice (@stelledair) September 4, 2019
Besides revealing new Pokemon like Polteageist, the latest Nintendo Direct also focused on some new features that fans can expect to see in Pokemon Sword and Shield. One of the biggest new features is the addition of the Pokemon Camp, which is where players can bond with their Pokemon as well as cook a variety of curry on rice recipes. There will reportedly be over 100 recipes to discover in the game, which should give players something extra to do besides catching Pokemon and training their team.
With Pokemon Sword and Shield still over two months away from release, it's likely that there will be even more revealed about the games. While there is no national Pokedex and therefore a lot less Pokemon technically available in the new games, they will still have hundreds of Pokemon for players to catch, and we haven't seen all the new additions just yet. Plus, there is likely more Galar region forms that have yet to be revealed. More should come to light in the coming weeks.
Pokemon Sword and Shield launches on November 15, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.