Bellevue, WA — October 25, 2022 — A paranormal occurrence was caught on camera and teased this week on the official Pokémon social channels, and now its cause has been unearthed! This week, the Pokémon Company International introduced a lovable new Pokémon found in the Paldea region of the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games: Greavard, the Ghost Dog Pokémon!
Normally, Greavard barely moves, resting peacefully underground. It pokes the topmost part of its head above ground and lights an eerie glow at its tip, then waits for someone to approach. When a person draws near, Greavard jumps out of the ground while letting out a spooky cry that would startle most unsuspecting people—though it doesn’t appear to do this with ill intent.
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 Trainers wherever they go. Of all the Pokémon residing in the Paldea region, it is known to be especially easy to befriend.
However, Greavard will slowly and inadvertently absorb the life-force of those around it, so it’s best not to play with it too much. What’s more, it also has powerful jaws that can shatter bones. A single bite from Greavard can be grievous—so Trainers are advised to approach it with caution.
Category: Ghost Dog Pokémon
Height: 2' (0.6 m)
Weight: 77.2 lbs. (35.0 kg)
Greavard will appear in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, launching November 18, 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ systems. For more information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, please visit Pokemon.com/ScarletViolet.
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