Cryptic Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Tweet May Be Hinting At A New Pokémon

Pokemon Scarlet Violet question mark forest art
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The Pokémon Company has shared a very interesting tweet today which seems to hint toward something new coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

After the reveal of Cyclizar last week, we’re always eagerly awaiting to see more brand new ‘mons or any tidbits about the Paldea region. There’s plenty we don’t know about Generation IX, such as the other two story paths, the evil team, and so on, but the company dropped a teaser on the official Twitter account.

The tweet consists of four “photos” taken by a Pladean resident. Each photo is in what looks like a forest and has various multicoloured paint marks on either trees or rocks.

“Hey Trainers! We’ve managed to obtain these photos of some strange markings taken by a photographer from Paldea.

They seem to be getting a lot of attention from the region’s citizens…

Any guesses what they could mean?”

Many think these photos may be hinting at a new Pokémon, while others have noted that these paintings could be a reference to Oma forest, a work of art created by a Basque sculptor by the name of Agustin Ibarrola. One notable Pokémon this could relate to is Smeargle, a dog Pokémon that uses its tail to paint, so might we be getting a new form for this Generation II Pokémon?

Of course, we know nothing at this point. But this reminds us of the cool stunt The Pokémon Company pulled for Sword & Shield, where it posted a 24-hour of Glimwood Tangle, which ended in the reveal of Galarian Ponyta. Perhaps it’s a sign that we’re about to get a brand new 24-hour stream in this unusual painted forest?

What do you think these tweets are referring to? Give us your thoughts and theories in the comments!

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