Gorochu art by Foxeaf
Gorochu in Pokemon Legends: Arceus?
With the Pokemon Legends: Arceus release date getting closer and the developers revealing more Hisuian regional Pokémon as time goes by, many people are wondering who will be revealed next. Some fans are speculating that we may see one or multiple canceled Pokémon, starting with Gorochu. If you haven’t heard of Gorochu, it was meant to be the final evolution of Pikachu and Raichu, but the idea was scrapped. In this reddit thread, a fan explains that in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, a spikey eared Pichu was brought forward in time from the past by Celebi with time travel. Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes place far in the past, and we may see a return of this Pichu along with a Hisuian Pikachu evolution line. This would be the perfect time to introduce the lost evolution of Pikachu, Gorochu. Other people are starting conversations about this being a possibility, but only time will tell.
With all the new/old Japanese style hisuian forms of pokemon in Legends Arceus,— TAHK0 ☕️ (@TAHK0) October 21, 2021
now would be the perfect time to reintroduce the cut evolution of Pikachu and Raichu, Gorochu 👀 pic.twitter.com/klb0WUzxTQ
Wolfman / Warwolf in Pokemon Legends: Arceus?
There’s another canceled Pokémon that has been brought up a few times lately, that’s Wolfman and Warwolf. These look very similar to Snorunt. If you remember, the last trailer we got of LA that revealed Hisuian Zorua and Zoroark, we saw a lot of Snorunts. This could be a hint that we could see a Hisuian Snorunt coming soon, which will probably resemble this canceled Pokémon. Sadly, this is all speculation and hopeful conversation. The most exciting part is, there will certainly be more Hisuan Pokémon revealed and trying to predict what it could be is fun. Comment below what new Pokémon you think will be in Legends: Arceus.