New Datamine: Sprites for new Megas, Mythical Pokémon and More!

Trainers, a whole host of new sprites have been discovered in recent game updates that have been datamined by the pokeminers. Some of these Pokémon are seriously hype, and may even hint at future events! Let us know which ones you are most hyped to potentially see in game soon!

💡 Disclaimer  Everything in this article is data mined, and therefore subject to change,  or not even being released at all. Information referenced in this article is made publicly available by a group of data miners called PokéMiners. Our article includes some of our  own commentary from experience. Data mining is, and never will be, something Niantic or the Pokémon Company endorses.

Holiday Event Sprites

First up, a host of winter holiday 2023 sprites have been added that we know will debut in game shortly. We have male and female sprites for what appears to be the new holiday Pikachu and Raichu, along with the holiday attire Psyduck and Golduck mentioned for Winter Holidays Event: Part One. We also have both regular and shiny sprites for Cetoddle and Cetitan. The shiny forms aren’t being released with this upcoming event, but they are fantastic shinies we’ll likely see in a future holiday event! Wyrdeer was also added, with their shiny form which will debut on their raid day.

For all of the below, the regular sprites is on the left, the shiny is on the right.

We also have the sprites for Wyrdeer, which will debut on a raid day on December 23rd. It is an evolution of Stantler, but it seems for now it will only be catchable, not evolvable.

Origin Formes

In what could be potential Sinnoh Tour hype, the origin formes of Dialga and Palkia had their spirtes added! When you read the Tour announcements, they only mention certain hours for the existing announced raids, could the origin formes featuring in raids in the remaining hours?

Mega Pokémon Sprites

All the sprites for Mega Pokémon that hadn’t previously been in the game masterfile have also been discovered! There are some exciting Mega Pokémon left to be released! For all of the below, the regular sprites is on the left, the shiny is on the right.







New Pokémon

There are a host of new Pokémon added, including some very exciting mythical and legendary!

I promise one of the below sprites is shiny! Marshadow infamously had an identical shiny initially, but with recent HOME updates the shiny is ever such a slightly lighter shade of grey. It is a Fighting and Ghost type Mythical.


The shiny form for Necrozma was added, but doesn’t seem to be the correct colour as it should be more blue. It’s other forms Dusk Mane, Dawn Wings and Ultra were also not added. Necrozma is a Psychic type Legendary, becoming dual type in their other forms.

Dusk Mane Necrozma is a dual-type Psychic and Steel type fusion with Solgaleo using the N-Solarizer. Dawn Wings Necrozma is a dual-type Psychic and Ghost type fusion with Lunala using the N-Lunarizer. Ultra Necrozma is a dual-type Psychic and Dragon form obtainable only in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, when either Dusk Mane Necrozma or Dawn Wings Necrozma holds the Ultranecrozium Z and uses Ultra Burst. Credit to Bulbapedia for the information on these rather complicated different forms. How Niantic handles this in game will be interesting for sure!


Drampa is included in the new holiday themed loading screen, so it seems a fair guess they will debut at some point during the Timeless Travels season. They have an interesting typing as a Dragon and Normal type.


Both forms of Aegislash have been added, along with their shiny forms.

Wishiwashi is an interesting Pokémon, it has a solo form, and a school form, changing into the school form when Wishiwashi enters a battle or ends a turn with its HP above 25%. School Form Wishiwashi will revert to Solo Form Wishiwashi if its HP is below 25%. It will be intriguing to see how Niantic handle this, or if they will simply have two different catchable forms.


New Hisuian Forms

The Hisuian forms of Decideye and Typhlosion were both added, will they potentially feature in a raid day like Hisuian Samurott recently did?


Costume Pokémon

Some other costume Pokémon have also been added, potentially for future events.

First up is the fancy tshirt Pikachu. It looks almost like it is made of little stones or pearls?

Next up is what I am going to affectionately name goth balloon Pikachu, with the balloons having a red, black and white theme. These could be for an upcoming Safari Zone event as they have previously released other versions at those, or something entirely new!

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