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Kleavor is the new – but old – evolution for Scyther

Pokémon has revealed a evolution in the form of Kleavor, a Bug / Rock type that looks  like a mix between a stick bug and some ancient stone weaponry.

As an evolution of the beloved generation one Pokémon Scyther, Kleavor isn’t “new” because it comes from the game Legends: Arceus which is a prequel set long ago.

“Special minerals found in the Hisui region cause Scyther to evolve into this Pokémon. Parts of its body have hardened into stone. The stone parts often get chipped during fierce battles, and Kleavor that have survived many battles will display larger chipping across their bodies. However, the chipping actually makes these stone parts sharper, increasing their slicing power. It is said that the people of Hisui once used pieces of stone that had fallen from Kleavor to craft tools,” Pokémon.com reads.

Of course that is just splitting hairs as Kleavor is new to us in the real world.

Kleavor is one of the “Noble Pokémon” which are briefly shown off in a new trailer for Legends: Arceus.

Not much information is provided about Noble Pokémon but it seems these will be boss battles against certain Pokémon that have extra energy surrounding them.

This reminds us of Totem Pokémon in the Sun and Moon games which were larger and stronger versions of versions of regular Pokémon.

Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl also got its own trailer today this time focusing on the Pokétch, Hidden Moves (HMs), Poffins, Amity Square and a handful of NPCs in the games.

None of this is new so the trailer simply acts as a showcase of how these will look in the remade games.

We’re disappointed to see HMs return. The games did away with the need for HMs to progress through the terrain a few generations back and we hope it has been streamlined in some way so we’re not filling one of the six Pokémon slots with the fan-created “HM slave“.

Funnily enough Bidoof is one of the most popular HM slaves and it being used in this way is a meme in the Pokémon. A Bidoof is used in this trailer for the HM Cut, one of the most annoying HMs due to its low power as an attack in battle.

Bidoof, coincidently, also appears on the pack art for Legends: Arceus.

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