The discovery of a new Pokémon had players of Pokémon Go so confused they turned to social media to ask, “What is it?”
According to the website Polygon:
In the Asia-Pacific region, at 3 p.m. in Japan, Pokémon Go’s community day event focused on the Pokémon Chikorita came to an end. Suddenly, the world of Pokémon Go was densely populated with a new type of Pokémon, one that looked like a white Ditto with a hexagonal nut for a head and a single eye at its center. When a player caught the new Pokémon — which appeared with the name “???” and a Combat Power (CP) rating of “???” — it would turn into a Ditto, typically an uncommon, harder-to-find Pokémon.
If you’re confused, don’t worry! So was Twitter.
What is it????
— Lenore Sagaskie (@lenorewrites) September 23, 2018
I think it was just a one day event
— Sarah Stephens (@_batcall) September 24, 2018
why does this fascinate me
— nina ✨✨ (@zestytaya) September 23, 2018
But people slowly started to piece together some clues.
— Diana (@DianaTucker) September 23, 2018
The hard to find trumpenis
— Brian Jeffords (@BPJeffords) September 22, 2018
Idk!! Some people are theorizing it’s a new Pokémon teaser! But most of them turned into Ditto after being caught
— Sarah Stephens (@_batcall) September 23, 2018
Caught it.. Turned into a ditto
— Shane Tu (@shanetu2) September 23, 2018
An all seeing eye creature. How convenient
— Shawn Andrews (@ImShawnAndrews2) September 23, 2018
There were a bunch by my work yesterday. 90% turned into ditto and 2 just said I caught chikorita.
— Alex (@Anubiseyes) September 23, 2018
I just caught it and it turned into a ditto pic.twitter.com/sj30kGFjUn
— Steve! (@TheHumboldtKid) September 22, 2018
It would appear the Dittos have it. Just remember: if you’re going to play, look up once in a while.