Players unhappy with Gimmighoul design, calling it lazy

Melany Moncada • November 12, 2022 10:09 am

The Pokémon community is divided about Gimmighoul’s design. While some players like it, others are calling it “lazy.”

Gimmighoul is the first Pokémon from the Paldea region to appear in Pokémon Go. Ahead of the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Gimmighoul debuted in the mobile game, leaving players with some questions and complaints.  

The complaints come from Gimmighoul’s design. This Pokémon is a small gray guy that has two arms and walks on two legs. It has two black antennae with gold tips and golden eyes, it seems to carry a coin on its back. Some players like it enough, while others believe it looks like something drawn in MS Paint.

Gimmighoul is based on Patufet, a character from Spain folklore, the country the Paldea region is loosely inspired by. Patufet is a small kid that carries a coin with him. Considering the inspiration, Gimmighoul’s design starts to make some sense but it’s still not enough for players.

Can you catch Gimmighoul?

Gimmighoul can be found in Pokémon Go. If a player spins a gold Poke Stop, Gimmighoul will show up and start following the player. However, it is not possible to interact with it. This is known as the Roaming Form of Gimmighoul and the one in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the Chest Form.

Pokemon Go will be linked to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in 2023, only then, players can catch Roaming Form Gimmighoul. It will not be possible to transfer it or other Pokémon to Scarlet and Violet.

It is also unclear how can player evolve Gimmighoul and the point of the coins. In Pokémon Go, players that interact with the gold Poke Stops receive coins. Gimmighoul asks for these coins but it is not possible to use them. Perhaps coins are needed to lure Gimmighoul in or to evolve it. Some information seems to indicate that 999 coins are needed, but for what reason? It is not clear.


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