Pokemon Leak Finds New Evidence of Missing Pokemon From Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun and Moon's Pokedex was almost one slot bigger.

A Pokemon dataminer has discovered new evidence of a missing Pokemon from Pokemon Sun and Moon that was supposed to be in the pair of 3DS games but was scrapped during development for some reason. It has been eight years since Pokemon Sun and Moon were released by Game Freak and Nintendo. That said, they have not been forgotten. And like any Pokemon game, Sun and Moon introduced plenty of new Pokemon for players to catch, battle, and cherish. One of the Pokemon it introduced, for example, is the very adorable Celesteela. As you may know, Celesteela doesn't evolve or have any other forms, but this wasn't always the case. 

Between the anime and previous leaks, we more or less already knew about this, but new evidence of another form of Celesteela has been discovered. The leak was found by X user ElChicoEevee, who found two different cries for Celesteela while digging through the files of Pokemon Home. Interestingly, one is labelled as Form 01 as a Bulbasaur cry. There are also apparently references to this other form in the files of Pokemon Rumble Rush, the 2019 mobile game.

It is possible this work will be salvaged in a future game, as we know Game Freak is fond of revisiting Pokemon and giving them various forms and new evolutions as time passes. Until then, Pokemon fans will simply have to imagine what this other form of the humanoid Ultra Beast would have been like. In the meantime, take this all with a grain of salt. This is a leak, not official information from the mouth of Game Freak or Nintendo. Neither has ever commented on the Celesteela scuttlebutt, and we don't expect that to change now, but if it does, we will be sure to update the story accordingly. 

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