Nintendo Announces 722nd Pokemon for Pokemon Day… and it’s not what you’d expect.

For Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, Nintendo has announced a brand new mythical Pokemon set to appear in their new animated film later this year.

Meet Magearna, the newly discovered man made Pokemon. Known as the Artificial Pokémon, Magearna has a metallic body and was created by humans 500 years ago. And for an artificial Pokemon, well… it’s not all that impressive of a design. With all the legendary ones to be inspired by, humans can only come up with this to create? Humans are a bit of a let down in the Pokemon universe. It looks to be Steel/Fairy type, which is even more of a let down.

Magearna will appear along with fellow mythical Pokemon Volcanion in the March 2016 movie titled “Volcanion & The Ingenious Magearna” in Japanese.  The movie follows Ash as he pairs up with an angry Volcanion to rescue the new Pokemon Magearna from an evil minister of the Azoth Kingdom. A description of Magearna’s role reads:

“In this latest Pokémon full-length feature film, a mysterious force binds Ash to the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion when it falls from the sky. Volcanion can’t get away, and Ash is dragged along as it continues on its mission. They arrive in a city of cogs and gears, where a corrupt minister has stolen the ultimate invention: the Artificial Pokémon Magearna, created 500 years ago. The minister plans to use Magearna’s mysterious power to take control of the mechanical kingdom. Can Ash and Volcanion work together to rescue Magearna? One of the greatest battles in Pokémon history is about to unfold!”

So when can we get Magearna in the game? Well, funny story: there is no set release date or hint as to whether or not Magearna is going to be available for the current Pokemon titles. There is also no word if it will be attainable in a new Pokemon game either. For now, the new legendary is visible only in the animated film and no plans have been released for Magearna’s appearance in the games. However, there is talk buzzing around that E3 may be the platform to release the rumored Pokemon Z

But a robot in a Pokeball dress… yeah, I may pass on this one.

Dany Best

Dany Best

Dany Best is a content contributor to The Hyrule Herald and one of the founding managers.

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