A well-known Pokemon Scarlet and Violet leaker discusses a salt Pokemon that may have ties to Minecraft.
The Pokemon Company revealed Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on Pokemon Day in February, and since then, many fans have been closely monitoring the upcoming Gen 9 games to learn more about them. So far, only three official trailers have been released, but most of the big news stories have come from leaks on the Internet. Because of this, there are only a few Pokemon that have been officially announced. Game Freak may be shortchanging Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans who like to build their teams ahead of time.
However, many of the Gen 9 leaks that are circulating online are about new Pokemon that will be available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, such as a Legendary quartet and various Paradox Pokemon, which are actually ancient or future forms of existing pocket monsters. Riddler Khu, a well-known Pokemon leaker, revealed new information about the size of the Pokedex in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet today, stating that there are 45 evolution lines exclusive to Paldea, not including extra forms.
Khu also mentioned that there will be a salt-type Pokémon, something that they had already hinted at a few weeks prior with a riddle that read “CuSO 4”, which turned out to be the formula for copper sulfate, a crystallized blue salt. Based on Khu’s tweets from today, this salt Pokemon from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet may have a connection to Minecraft, as this was the leaker’s second Twitter hint.
Given that one of the distinguishing characteristics of Minecraft as a video game is its cubic aesthetic, it’s possible that this rumored salt Pokemon will be a block pocket monster with a more pixelated design than typical Pokemon. There’s a chance that the salt Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be based on rare Minecraft items, such as the Nether Star. However, it’s important to note that the leaker may not be a Minecraft player and may have only used it for its aesthetics.
Recently, Khu also discussed Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Paradox Pokemon and Fuecoco’s evolution, which was previously described as quadrupedal but, according to Khu, could occasionally become bipedal. It remains to be seen whether these leaks are accurate, but given Khu’s track record, it is highly likely that future trailers will prove them to be accurate.