Trainers love the newly revealed “creepy cute” Pokemon, Grafaiai, coming to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet‘s Paldea region.
The Pokemon Company teased the unveiling of Grafaiai on August 29, 2022, with the official Twitter account posting images of graffiti in nature.
Fans were so excited about Grafaiai’s reveal that they preemptively let fan art guess what the mysterious Pokemon would look like.
Now Grafaiai is finally out in the open and trainers are loving the “creepy cute” Poison/Normal-type lemur Pokemon.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet fans love Grafaiai’s design
While Grafaiai’s design is certainly up to par by Pokemon standards, with its giant eyes and spindly limbs, the community seems in love with the strange creature.
Grafaiai’s design is certainly striking, thanks to its long limbs and giant glassy eyes.
Fan comments flooded a post on the Pokemon subreddit, with many expressing their thoughts on Grafaiai’s design.
Many players immediately drew comparisons to Impidimp’s design, which Game Freak revealed via a CG video featuring candid footage of Pokemon in the wild.
“It kind of reminds me of Impidimp’s design,” said one fan, while another agreed, pointing out that both Pokemon have “very thin limbs and nuanced numbers, they really have the same vibe…”
Other players just loved the weird design, like user AnimaSean0724 who said, “I’m going to be honest, this is the creepiest cute Pokemon I’ve seen in a while…I love it!”
This was not an unpopular sentiment among trainers, and many said that while Grafaiai looks creepy, it adds to the charm of the overall design.
What’s more, it looks like Game Freak probably purposely designed the Poison/Normal type this way when looking at the real animal that Grafaiai probably inspired.
As many fans in the Reddit thread noted, Grafaiai is most likely based on the aye-aye lemur, known for its long, spindly fingers, distinctive eyes, and wiry fur.
While Grafaiai’s design probably won’t appeal to every Pokemon trainer under the Paldean sun, it looks like this mischievous little lemur has captured the hearts of quite a few fans.