People have been saying that they saw a silhouette of a Pokemon that they didn’t have, but that they didn’t recognize either. It sort of looked like the shifting Unown. When caught, the creature called “???” appeared on the screen, then transformed into a Ditto on the catch. People were not happy.
Is this thing Ditto?
Paul Tassi called this thing Dittonut. Keeping in mind the fact that they all turn into Ditto, technically speaking, it is a Ditto. However, we all know that Ditto imitates other Pokemons, which means that there’s another Pokemon still going around.
People started to say that it’s a bug, but we’re not that sure. Taking into account its level, if it’s a bug, it should be a multi-stage one, but if that would’ve been the truth, Niantic would’ve taken care of it by now.
In the game code, there are a shiny and non-shiny variant in the game code, too. This can still be unintentional, and the most convincing degree is that this Pokemon looks very weird, so it’s kind of hard to think they did it on purpose.
But then this happened: the Global Marketing Lead for Pokémon GO, Kento Suga, tweeted an image of this creature recently, with the “???” text. To us, that doesn’t seem like a technical error. Not one they’d be telling the community about this way.
We think this is going to happen for a while before we all find out the truth. They should probably give an official statement at some point. It may have something to do with Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, and if that’s the case, it will make a lot of sense, as they’re meant to be integrated in Pokemon Go, so if they decide to announce the new Pokemon in the mobile game, before actually releasing it with the Switch games, we’d understand it.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.