A brand new Pokémon simply dropped, and it’s actually a chipped teapot of matcha. It’s referred to as Poltchageist, and sure, that’s a portmanteau of poltergeist and matcha. It’s ghost tea.
Sure, Pokémon has already made this joke earlier than, after they launched Polteageist within the Pokémon Sword and Protect video games, which happen within the Britain-inspired Galar area. However after all, the British aren’t the one ones who love tea — the preparation of matcha is a centuries outdated cultural ritual in Japan. So, when the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet DLC takes us to the Japanese-inspired Kitakami area, why wouldn’t we encounter… sentient, haunted matcha?
Per Poltchageist’s Pokédex description:
Poltchageist takes up residence in outdated homes the place it’s typically identified to patch up damaged objects. Its Potential, Hospitality, permits Poltchageist to revive a small quantity of its ally’s HP when it enters a battle. […] After a goal is sprinkled with a few of Poltchageist’s powdery physique or eats meals dusted with it, Poltchageist drains their life-force and absorbs it as power.
As if life-sucking matcha isn’t creepy sufficient, the Pokémon Firm launched a video concerning the legend of this Pokémon, which is seemingly instructed as a spooky story to native youth.
So, there as soon as was a tea grasp who was so dedicated to perfecting the artwork of the tea ceremony that nobody needed to hang around with him anymore, as a result of he was continuously yelling at everybody about elevating their tea bowls too excessive, or speaking whereas making tea. He then died whereas saying “Remorse is a bitter sip!”, that are some fairly hardcore final phrases. This grumpy outdated tea grasp’s tea caddy was handed down from era to era, however then it got here again to life as a grass and ghost sort Pokémon. It flew away to hang-out grumpy tea-drinkers, then murdered a girl with its matcha powder for texting on the desk?
Now, in response to Pokémon lore (which is constantly this bonkers), mother and father inform their children within the Kitakami regon that in the event that they don’t end their meals, they’ll face the wrath of Poltchageist.
We’ll must see what new Pokémon horrors await us on this supposed youngsters’s sport when the primary a part of the Scarlet and Violet DLC, The Teal Masks, comes out on September 13. Not less than Cramorant is coming again.