The Pokemon Company is teasing a new Pokémon on the official “Pokémon Sword and Shield” website. Who’s that Pokemon?

Fans are going crazy over a new Pokémon being teased at the official “Pokémon Sword and Shield” website, Polygon noted. The tease began as an announcement from the official Pokémon Twitter account, which posted a tweet with a link to the upcoming games’ website.

The website shows a small box that looks like a glitch of some sort, reminiscent of a first-gen glitch known as Missingno. Those who want to see the glitch best open the “Pokémon Sword and Shield” website using a PC browser, then chase it using the mouse pointer until it stops moving and then becomes clickable.

Clicking on the glitch leads to a Rotom’s call being played, followed by a Pokédex listing that’s quite difficult to understand. The listing reveals a few details about the mysterious Pokémon, but has some words redacted to hide its true identity. The image itself appears glitchy and can be interpreted in a variety of ways.

“Only [redacted] that have survived many battles can attain this [redacted]. When this Pokémon's [redacted] [redacted]ers, it will retire from combat,” the Pokédex listing reads.

The listing also reveals that the new Pokémon is a Fighting type Pokémon that weighs a hefty 257.9 lbs and has an ability called “Steadfast.” Not much is revealed about the new Pokémon, except that it has some green, white, brown and black colors on it.

Fan speculations

Fans all over the internet speculate that this could be no other than an evolution to Farfetch’d, the wild duck Pokémon that’s been there from the first gen. Fans believe that the image features a whitish-grayish colored duck Pokémon named “Sirfetch’d” as it carries a green colored “leek” as a sword and a green colored shield on the other hand. This is easy to see when the image is rotated.

Of course, some people wouldn’t quickly agree with the speculation for some reasons. First, other netizens speculate that the image could be that of a Galarian Cubone. Second and most importantly, netizens noted that an evolution to Farfetch’d would unlikely weigh a massive 257.9 lbs, which would make it heavier than a Drednaw which weighs 254.6 lbs.

The Pokémon Company hasn’t officially unveiled the new Pokémon yet. It hasn’t been added to the list of Pokémon in the game’s official website. As it is, it’s best to take the speculations with a grain of salt as it could be anything - including the glitch Missingno. becoming canon.

Pokemon 'Pokémon Sword' features an evolution for a longtime Pokemon. Photo: st_visualization / Pixabay