March 23, 2023
Introducing the Newly-Discovered Pokémon

DDMiers | Introducing the Newly-Discovered Pokémon, Grafaiai! | The Pokémon Company is pleased to present a special Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video showcasing the newly-discovered Grafaiai!  

Check out Grafaiai, a very territorial Pokemon, on the Nintendo Switch software titles Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

You can now watch a special video showcasing the latest information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet on its official Pokémon YouTube channel by simply clicking this link:

On August 29, several photographs were released on the official Pokémon Twitter and Instagram accounts, and the photos are said to be getting a lot of attention in the Paldea region, where Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet take place.

A certain photographer in Paldea supposedly took these photos, which feature mysterious patterns drawn on trees.

Why were these patterns drawn? Why are they garnering attention in the Paldea region? They seem to have tickled the imaginations of Pokémon Trainers all over the world.

It was found that the newly discovered Pokémon Grafaiai was the culprit behind the mysterious markings. A video offering a glimpse of Grafaiai has been released at

Grafaiai is a moody Pokémon with a fastidious disposition. It doesnt form packs; preferring to roam alone. Its constantly caught up in territorial struggles with other Pokémon.

When Grafaiai Senses Danger, Its Poisonous Saliva Becomes Even More Toxic

This Pokémon specializes in using its poisonous saliva—which changes color depending on what the Pokémon eats—to attack foes by spitting at them, or by slashing at them after coating its claws with the saliva. When a Grafaiai senses danger, its poison rapidly becomes concentrated, resulting in a potent toxin that, once absorbed, will immobilize a victim for three whole days.

It Sets Up Poison Traps around Its Territory

Grafaiai is nocturnal. Once the sun sets, it licks its hands and fingers to cover them in poison, then uses them to draw patterns on the trees in its territory. The poisonous saliva it uses to paint paralyzes Bug Pokémon, which is drawn to the salivas sweet, fragrant scent. When dawn draws near, Grafaiai goes to collect any incapacitated prey.

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Product Information

Title Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Release date Scheduled for Friday, November 18, 2022
Publisher The Pokémon Company
Sales Nintendo Co. Ltd.
Development GAME FREAK inc.
Platform Nintendo Switch
Genre RPG
Number of players 1 (battles, trading, etc, for 2–4 players)
Connectivity Local and internet
Available as Retail version 
Supported Languages Japanese, English, Spanish, French, German,Italian, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese

*The in-game language choice for Spanish is Español (España).

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