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A New Pokémon Called Wiglett Has Been Revealed for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Screenshot of Wiglett from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The Pokémon Company International has revealed another Pokémon that will be available in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Wiglett, the “Garden Eel Pokémon”, is a Water-type that lives along the shores of the Paldea region.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet‘s newest Pokémon bears a striking resemblance to Diglett. In fact, they’re so alike that many would assume it is a regional form of Diglett, but this is not the case. TPC has said that “it’s really a completely different species of Pokémon!”

Reveal Trailer:

Meet the Garden Eel Pokémon, Wiglett!

It may look like Diglett, but it’s a completely different species of Pokémon. Wiglett pokes a part of its body out of the sand to feed in the ocean.

Who’s That Pokémon? It’s Wiglett!

Artwork of Wiglett from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Category: Garden Eel Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 3’11” (1.2 m)
Weight: 4 lbs. (1.8 kg)
Ability: Gooey / Rattled

Boasting an exceptional sense of smell, Wiglett is able to pick up scents from over 60 feet away. It has a skittish disposition and is constantly cautious of its surroundings. When it notices the scent of other Pokémon, it burrows into the sand to conceal itself.

Wiglett pokes a part of its body out of the sand to feed in the ocean. It’s still unclear what the rest of its body hidden in the sand is like or how long it might be. It’s said that Wiglett’s resemblance to Diglett might be a mere coincidence—a result of its adaptation to its environment.

You’ll be able to catch your very own in just over a month when Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are released, on November 18th. If you’re looking for more information on the titles, you can find all our previous coverage over on the game page.

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Tom Cox

Tom Cox

Tom is a news editor for RPGFan with a love of RPGs, Pokémon, and Zelda! When not playing games or writing, he can usually be found hiking with his dog, Otto.

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