Cramorant is back, baby


Share post:

The Pokémon Presents livestream on Tuesday morning was pretty mid. We knew that the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC was coming, and I still refuse to learn what Pokémon Café Remix is, why they’re turning Tatsugiri into sushi, and how to reconcile the ethics of eating Pokémon in-universe. N64’s Pokémon Stadium 2 coming to Switch is nice, but the biggest surprise among today’s load of announcements? Cramorant is back, baby.

In an anticipated announcement, the Pokémon Company revealed that the first installment of the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC, The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, will be released on September 13. As usual, the trailer for the expansion reveals some key plot points — in this upcoming installment, The Teal Mask, we’ll journey to Kitakami, a mountain town that’s hosting its annual festival. But more importantly, in a split second clip from the trailer, we learn that Cramorant lives in Kitakami.

Cramorant was introduced in the previous main series Pokémon games, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and became a quick fan favorite because it’s weird as hell. Based off of a cormorant, Cramorant has a special ability called Gulp Missile, and to put it succinctly, this means that sometimes it tries to eat Pikachu. If you use surf or dive in battle with less than half of your Cramorant’s HP, you will become the silliest Pokémon in the game, and yes, that’s including Dudunsparce.

The great literature of the Pokédex entry reads as follows: “This Cramorant has accidentally gotten a Pikachu lodged in its gullet. Cramorant is choking a little, but it isn’t really bothered.” Cramorant’s shiny variant is orange, which fans theorize is a reference to a not-super-anomalous occurence in which seagulls fall into vats of curry.

So, naturally, some of us Pokéfans were gutted when Cramorant didn’t seem to make the cut to appear in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. To add insult to injury, the Paldea region is based off of the Iberian peninsula, a region which, according to a very quick Wikipedia search, does indeed have cormorants.

Thankfully, the Pokémon Company has rectified it mistake. When The Teal Mask hits the Nintendo eShop on September 13, we will reunite with this absolutely bonkers bird. And maybe, just maybe, the game will finally allow us to change our clothes.

Source link

Lisa Holden
Lisa Holden
Lisa Holden is a news writer for LinkDaddy News. She writes health, sport, tech, and more. Some of her favorite topics include the latest trends in fitness and wellness, the best ways to use technology to improve your life, and the latest developments in medical research.

Recent posts

Related articles

Tinder goes ultra-premium, Amazon invests in Anthropic and Apple explains its new AirPods

It’s that time of the week again, folks — time for Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s newsletter...

How much can artists make from generative AI? Vendors won’t say

As tech companies begin to monetize generative AI, the creators on whose work it is trained are...

Venture capital is opening the gates for defense tech

Welcome to the TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where...

Humane’s ‘AI Pin’ debuts on the Paris runway

You’d better believe that Humane is going to milk the media hype cycle for all it’s worth....

Kick streamers consider leaving over CEO’s comments in a sex worker ‘prank’ stream

Streamers are leaving Kick en masse in protest of the platform’s lack of safety guidelines, after a...

VW bails on its plan for a $2.1B EV plant in Germany

Volkswagen’s $2.1 billion plan to launch a dedicated electric-vehicle factory in Wolfsburg, Germany is kaput.  The automaker instead...

When predatory investors damage your chances of success

Welcome to Startups Weekly. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Friday. You know what...

Pudgy Penguins’ approach may be the answer to fixing NFTs’ revenue problems

Pudgy Penguins was once solely known for its 8,888 NFT collection. But ever since 24-year-old Luca Netz...