SPOILERS for Pokemon Sun and Moon!!
Game Freak messed up. Big time. They had to know that enthusiastic fans would hack the hell out of the new Pokemon Sun and Moon demo, and at first, it seemed like they did a pretty good job scrubbing out spoilery info. But apparently they didn't do a good enough job, because what might be the entire Pokedex of Pokemon Sun and Moon was just datamined and leaked onto the internet.
This is kind of crazy. Up to this point, Nintendo has been pretty careful about dripfeeding its new Pokemon. One of the only things we were supposed to get out of this demo was the (admittedly magnificent) new Alola Form of Dugtrio.
You can find the full list of leaked Pokemon pretty much anywhere. Standouts include Rowlet/Litten/Popplio's final evolutions, the legendary/mythic Pokemon Marshadow and a bunch of new Pokemon that don't even have names yet. Weirdly enough, Ash's Pikachu seems to be in the game, begging the question as to just how the owner parted with his best friend. The biggest letdown might be Alola Persian, which has less of the sex-eyes of Alola Meowth and more of a... Garfield thing going on.
Naturally, the internet has a lot to say about one of the biggest leaks in recent memory.
Anon realizes something about the new leaked Pokemon pic.twitter.com/AFWfbZRiGJ-- Best of 4chan (@4chansbest) October 18, 2016
So Alola Dugtrio is basically Hanson pic.twitter.com/JlixaIvVTw-- Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) October 18, 2016
Be careful who you call ugly in middle school pic.twitter.com/o5waQCknoT-- Shigeru Miyamoto (@RealShigeruM) October 18, 2016
some art of the new pokemon - I can't decide between rowlet and popplio, I like both of em equal pic.twitter.com/B6YJyJl0oq-- Sui (@Kalteule) October 18, 2016
Alolan Geodude stealing Professor Oak's eyebrows smh pic.twitter.com/wbOoOjsDyG-- EsteBOO SCAREstillo (@Estebantheguy) October 18, 2016
me coming back for free samples pic.twitter.com/cWjCHvLq9t-- chris (@venonats) October 18, 2016
Just gesture the Pokemon leaks to me. Data-mime it.-- NecronomiVaughn (@vaughnpinpin) October 18, 2016
So I was a little off on my prediction for Popplio. pic.twitter.com/yBxo5ILEFM-- Mac-o-lantern Rath (@IntyreMac31) October 18, 2016
Wimpod's evolution by the (extremely talented) Siakaz
marshadow: what everyone was hoping for vs what we got pic.twitter.com/uYIvgJhunl-- ryan (@ryxnf) October 18, 2016
Litten third evolution is real, so lets celebrate. pic.twitter.com/lGzqfzEtpq-- Oscar (@ItsTalegas) October 18, 2016
how is Ash-Pikachu in Sun/Moon?-- boo it's Rodtober (@Rodrant64) October 18, 2016
"some kid from Kanto came here, but a coconut dropped on his head and he died. Here, have his Pikachu"
I love the new Gen 7 Pokemon pic.twitter.com/mh8uvE3Sjq-- AlolanHeavy (@TheHeavySquad) October 18, 2016