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Two Brand New Pokemon

A leak from all the way across the Pacific.

There’s been a week of teasing since the last episode of Pokemon aired in Japan this past Sunday. A week of rumor. A week of speculation.

All because of one maddeningly-mysterious silhouette.

Well, now, a big fluorescent light’s shining on that silhouette, revealing what was once so frustratingly-hidden in the shadows.

Behold… Zorua, and its bigger, meaner, sleeker evolution Zoroark.

Cutey Fox & Deadly Fox.
Cutey Fox & Deadly Fox.
Get on to Babel Fish if you really want a translation...
Get on to Babel Fish if you really want a translation...

Most leaks come courtesy of a poorly-maintained faucet, but this one drips along to us from Japan’s CoroCoro magazine by way of IGN. If you can read Japanese, you’ll find a few more hints in the clipping to the left about these two Dark Type Pocket Monsters, who you’ll finally get a chance to catch once the 5 Generation of Pokemon RPGs hit here.

Actually, depending on which one reaches our fair shores first (or which you can get super-secret-import access to earlier), you might get to see Zoroark before those RPGs hit, because the “evil fox Pokemon” will appear in the forthcoming POKEMON movie #13.

So how this duo stack up to previous teased Pokemon, oh maniacal Anime Vice community? Do they live up to the anticipation, or are you feeling a downer after a bunch of empty hype? Let your feelings be known!

Kelleth moderator on Feb. 11, 2010 at 2:43 p.m.
@Tom_Pinchuk: Here a few :)
danielm staff on Feb. 11, 2010 at 2:46 p.m.
The little crunchy the one on the right has in its hair looks stupid.
clyon Feb. 11, 2010 at 2:50 p.m.
Still more? o_O I only like the 1st gen.
No_name_here staff on Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:04 p.m.
@Kelleth: Thanks!
InfiniteGeasson Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:07 p.m.
I don't care how many new Pokemon they make. To me there will only truly be 251 Pokemon. No more, no less.
metalsnakezeroon Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:15 p.m.
OMG, how many pokemon are out there?
danielm staff on Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:42 p.m.
For some reason I have an unbridled urge to catch them all.
Void_Wizardon Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:55 p.m.
I gotta catch 'em all again!
JackSukeruon Feb. 11, 2010 at 4:36 p.m.
I tried to "catch em all" in the fourth gen, got 410-ish, man it bugged me how most of the Gold/Silver once were frikkin impossible. I still have a half finished copy of Fire Red somewhere that I started playing just to get the legendaries. 
Fifth gen sounds awesome, though I no longer play every installment in the series, I can live with playing one each gen. I just hope I can transfer my pokemon from Diamond :3
Mikenon Feb. 11, 2010 at 4:41 p.m.
...And I just finished my Pokedex for the 4th generation a few months back...Now I get to catch more to fill my kleptomaniac needs. XD;;
Chengyon Feb. 11, 2010 at 5:47 p.m.
Pokemons stupid, and has been for like years and years now.
Jlynnanaon Feb. 17, 2010 at 2:52 p.m.
Generation 5 has arrived! just more pokemon to use against Devilly lol

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