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All hail Lechonk, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s new round king

Image: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo

The new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, which debuted Wednesday, showed off the game’s adorable new Pokémon. We got a peek into this generation’s starters in action (even if we still don’t have much information about their evolutions.) The trailer also introduced three new pocket monsters: Smoliv, Pawmi, and Lechonk. And fans are already going hog wild over this new Pigémon, erm, Pokémon.

Lechonk!! Welcome to the round boi pantheon. Wooloo, Spheal, and Rowlet hive assemble. We have a new round one in our midst. Look at that rotund lad — with knobby little legs, tiny hooves, sleepy eyes, floppy ears, and a noble, pronounced snout.

Lechonk is objectively the perfect name for this hefty lil guy. I mean, have you looked at him? “Lechon” also means suckling pig in Spanish — to get more specific, it’s a particular pork preparation — but don’t worry about that coming to fruition: Lechonk is a truffle hog, here to use his sniffer! This new Pokémon “uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses,” according to a release. Also, critically, though he chonk he stronk. Lechonk’s “body is mostly muscle.”

Despite this tank strength, Lechonk is a timid fella. When an opponent attacks, or when startled, Lechonk will “charge forward in a panic.” Judging by the trailer, this means this hefty boi spends some time on the ground, dazed and confused. Extremely relatable. I too fall over when intimidated.

I’ll only ask once: LOOK AT THIS TINY TANK. LOOK AT HIM.

I think it’s safe to say Lechonk is already a fan favorite.

We don’t have any information on Lechonk’s evolution, yet, but fans have some good suggestions.

Lechonk rounds out to a cute homage to Scarlet and Violet’s new region, which appears to have Spanish — as well as other European — influences. (And Smoliv, the smol olive, really fits in here too.)

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released on Nov. 18 on Nintendo Switch. We recommend catching as many Lechonks as humanly possible.


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All hail Lechonk, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s new round king

Image: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo
The new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, which debuted Wednesday, showed off the game’s adorable new Pokémon. We got a peek into this generation’s starters in action (even if we still don’t have much information about their evolutions.) The trailer also introduced three new pocket monsters: Smoliv, Pawmi, and Lechonk. And fans are already going hog wild over this new Pigémon, erm, Pokémon.

THEY NAMED THIS MF LECHONK LMFAOOO pic.twitter.com/XwUzkWC7VE
— Out of Context Pokemon (@OoCPokemon) June 1, 2022

Lechonk!! Welcome to the round boi pantheon. Wooloo, Spheal, and Rowlet hive assemble. We have a new round one in our midst. Look at that rotund lad — with knobby little legs, tiny hooves, sleepy eyes, floppy ears, and a noble, pronounced snout.

I had to. I’m sorry. #PokemonScarletViolet #Lechonk pic.twitter.com/zdCh9L1B5o
— Ariana Taller: Story Artist Looking for Work! (@RedHotHead_) June 1, 2022

Lechonk is objectively the perfect name for this hefty lil guy. I mean, have you looked at him? “Lechon” also means suckling pig in Spanish — to get more specific, it’s a particular pork preparation — but don’t worry about that coming to fruition: Lechonk is a truffle hog, here to use his sniffer! This new Pokémon “uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses,” according to a release. Also, critically, though he chonk he stronk. Lechonk’s “body is mostly muscle.”
Despite this tank strength, Lechonk is a timid fella. When an opponent attacks, or when startled, Lechonk will “charge forward in a panic.” Judging by the trailer, this means this hefty boi spends some time on the ground, dazed and confused. Extremely relatable. I too fall over when intimidated.

Lechonk appreciation tweetRT if you are a true chonker pic.twitter.com/xiWadBogXO
— IzzyTheBananaQueen (@banana_queen) June 1, 2022

I’ll only ask once: LOOK AT THIS TINY TANK. LOOK AT HIM.

Lechonk, my beloved #PokemonScarletViolet pic.twitter.com/z2HrKU5giq
— Petite Echorizon (@PetiteEchorizon) June 1, 2022

Lechonk after his siesta pic.twitter.com/QUsyc0dSG5
— ☆ Siplick! (@Siplick) June 1, 2022

I think it’s safe to say Lechonk is already a fan favorite.

me and my lechonk pic.twitter.com/7upelgRhWY
— 100T thwack (@THWACKIFY) June 1, 2022

Lechonk fanclub starting now pic.twitter.com/vK2JQQiYSk
— Mabel (@NezzFinesse) June 1, 2022

We don’t have any information on Lechonk’s evolution, yet, but fans have some good suggestions.

I cannot wait for its evolution: Lethicc #PokemonScarletViolet pic.twitter.com/zPbcWihscL
— Orphe @ Xenoblade 3 Hundo Routing Plz halp… (@Orpheolus) June 1, 2022

If Lechonk doesn’t evolve into Lethicc I’m outta here pic.twitter.com/RggXYs1ZsA
— Dean (@thedaleydean) June 1, 2022

Lechonk rounds out to a cute homage to Scarlet and Violet’s new region, which appears to have Spanish — as well as other European — influences. (And Smoliv, the smol olive, really fits in here too.)
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released on Nov. 18 on Nintendo Switch. We recommend catching as many Lechonks as humanly possible.

#hail #Lechonk #Pokémon #Scarlet #Violets #king


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