After a few days of spooky teases, Pokémon revealed the newest Paldea-based ‘Mon tonight for the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet games – the ghost-type doggo Greavard. The franchise released two trailers for the energy-sucking lovable scamp, one teaser trailer showing its personality and another featuring gameplay of Greavard protecting its trainer.
Greavard is the Ghost Dog Pokémon with a mono Ghost typing. It features the ability Pickup, which gives Greavard the power to randomly spawn items in its item slot. Pokémon gives a lengthy description for the creature, which is as follows:
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.
You can get your life force trickled away by catching Greavard in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet when the games release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch around the world on November 18.
Source: Press Release
Daryl Harding is a Senior Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.