Pokemon Scarlet & Violet new ghost-type Greavard revealed and it’s a cute dog

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The Pokemon Company’s YouTube channel just premiered a video revealing the new Ghost-type dog Pokemon Greavard, and it’s just as cute as it is frightening.

On October 24, TPCi uploaded a terrifying short-form video showing off just a single ghost-type Pokemon: Gengar.

Many were left wondering what the video was about, as it’s not common for Pokemon to release this type of teaser just to announce the inclusion of one of the most popular Ghost-type ‘mon in the upcoming Scarlet & Violet Gen 9 releases.

The Pokemon Company’s YouTube channel uploaded a video showing off a screenshot of Gengar just hours later, leading many to believe that the company is about to reveal a new Ghost-type for Gen 9.

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New Ghost-type dog Pokemon revealed for Scarlet & Violet

The video premiered on October 25, 2022, on The Official Pokemon YouTube Channel. After showing a Mimikyu and a Gengar, the final Pokemon to appear was a cute yet goofy white puppy dog with a candle on its head, and it was later revealed to be named Greavard.

After playing fetch with the trainer behind the camera a few times, she was put to sleep – similar to when Jigglypuff sings in the anime.

Greavard the friendly spooky Ghost Pokemon

It was later revealed via the official Pokemon Scarlet & Violet website that Greavard is also known as the Ghost Dog Pokemon. Its haunting cry can be heard across the Paldea region, but it’s actually quite friendly.

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According to its Pokedex entry, “Greavard has such a friendly and affectionate personality that paying it even the slightest bit of attention will make it so overjoyed that it will follow you wherever you go. Of all the Pokémon residing in the Paldea region, it is known to be especially easy to befriend.”

However, trainers should be wary of how much time they spend with Greavard as it’s believed to slowly and inadvertently steal the life force of anyone around it. And despite how friendly it may be, its jaws are powerful enough to shatter bones.

When does Pokemon Scarlet & Violet release?

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet release on November 18, 2022, on the Nintendo Switch, and features the Paldea region starters Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

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As a first in the main series, Scarlet & Violet is completely open-world, taking features that were introduced in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Check out our list of confirmed Gen 9 Pokemon, here.