A newly discovered Pokémon will appear in the latest animated series, Pokémon Horizons: The Series, which recently premiered in Japan before its release around the world starting later this year.

In the series, Liko, one of the protagonists, carries a mysterious pendant that is seen transforming into this Pokémon. The Pokémon then reverts immediately after it protects Liko from danger.

This unknown Pokémon is reminiscent of the legendary Pokémon Terapagos, but its name and true nature are shrouded in mystery. It is small in stature and not particularly strong, but when push comes to shove, it can crystallise the energy in its body to form a protective shield. Apparently, it can also assume a dormant state when it feels that its life is in danger by pulling its head, limbs and tail into its shell and making itself look like a jewel.​

The Pokémon Company group revealed that trainers will be able to uncover the mystery behind this newly discovered Pokémon found in The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, the upcoming downloadable content for the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet video game.

In The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, players will leave the Paldea region and be able to delve deeper into the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. 

Debuting outside Japan starting in 2023, Pokémon Horizons: The Series will follow a never-before-seen storyline and characters, including dual protagonists Liko and Roy, as they uncover various mysteries of the Pokémon world.