Gimmighoul, the mysterious coin

The 5 Novemberand, at the end of the Classic Community Day of Dratini on Pokémon GOa mysterious Pokémon appeared in the Niantic mobile game map and started walking the streets of the cities in search of some coins hidden inside some details Golden Pokéstopthis Pokémon is called Gimmighoul and will soon be catchable in both Pokémon GO and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Many of Paldea’s Pokémon shown so far have been presented with particular methods: Grafaiai appeared inside a kind of documentarywhile Greavard with a video in first person. For Gimmighoul instead, Game Freak decided to create a mysterious website containing one glittering casket inside which Gimmighoul was hiding.

A Pokémon with a passion for numismatics

Gimmighoul it is certainly a Pokémon whose mystery has already fascinated Trainers, and like all new Pokémon, very little is still known about it, but this does not prevent us from being able to make various assumptions and speculations about it. Based on the information presented in the official site of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, we began to find clues about the possible origins and inspirations of the Chest Pokémon.

Category: Chest Pokémon
Guy: Ghost
Height: 0.3m
Weight: 5kg
Skills: Fear

As always, let’s start with the name: Gimmighoul it is most likely the union of 3 English words: Gimme (informal pronunciation of ‘Give me’ or ‘give me’), Gimmick (ploy, trick) and finally Ghoul a supernatural spirit according to the Muslim religion. The reason for choosing these words is not chasubles. Gimmighoul is in fact attracted to coins and according to the story told in the presentation video, it somehow manages to manipulate people to get coins, this seems to be a clear explanation regarding the words Gimme And Gimmick. As for the final word, that is Ghoulcould be a simple reference to the spirit present in the Islamic folklore, not that of the Pokémon’s Ghost-type. According to some ancient beliefs, one of the most frequent crimes committed by the Ghouls was theft, which is also a reference to the story of the girl in the video?

Similarly, the Japanese name also seems to refer to collections of money and ghosts. The name of this mysterious monster in Japanese is indeed コ レ ク レ ー (Korekurē) and most likely is formed by コ レ Kore (short for コ レ ク シ ョ ン korekushon, collection) And Rei that is to say ghost, spirit. Also in this case the reference to the accumulation of objects and ghosts is quite clear.

Let us now turn to the appearance of Gimmighoul. The Chest Pokémon it is in fact the only Pokémon officially presented to have two different forms or the Casket shape and the Walking form. The Casket Form is the form that can be encountered most often in the Paldea regionin fact, as told by the Professor Zim of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet al Professor Willow of Pokémon GO, Gimmighoul always takes refuge inside a chest as soon as he is spotted by a Trainer. The Casket Shape could also be a distant reference to the legends concerning the gold-filled chests in Latin America that drove conquistadors in search of theEl Dorado.


There Walking form instead it can be encountered without problems in the world of Pokémon GO just as happened with the previously mentioned event. In this form Gimmighoul is not hidden inside a casket and always carries one with him currency what about also remember the appearancethis could suggest theories that the Pokémon in the past would have been revered as a deity and these coins remember his face because they were made in his honor. At the moment we do not know the type or the ability of this form, but we can to suspect which also in the Walking form the creature will keep the Ghost type.

In both forms Gimmighoul has some nice ones antennas at the end of which there is a golden circle, seeing the animation on Pokémon GO one would think that the mysterious Pokémon uses these antennas to find coins almost like in the pseudoscience of the dowsingin which i woods they are used to find water or metals hidden underground. One more point to this theory is the similarity these antennas have with i Search Tools of Pokémon X and Y. It could perhaps be hypothesized that Gimmighoul can be used to find the tools as had already happened with Ursaluna in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Halfway between Zygarde and Meltan

In all likelihood, Gimmighoul will be a very special Pokémon within the Pokémon world. Observing the various clues that have appeared online between official news and leaks, it is suspected that in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to change the shape of Gimmighoul it will be necessary to collect the coins scattered throughout the Paldea region, this mechanic would certainly remember the collection of Cells and Nuclei of Zygarde in Pokémon Sun and Moon.

At the same time, the co-presence of Gimmighoul both on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and on Pokémon GO is very reminiscent Meltan. In the beginning, the Bolt Pokémon it could only be obtained on Pokémon GO after linking your account to a copy of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! or Let’s Go, Eevee! consequently from what we have seen so far, Gimmighoul and his two forms would seem to have a mechanics similar to that of Meltan.

Don’t open that chest

The idea of ​​having a monster inside the chest is nothing new in the world of video games and role-playing games. To the players of Dark Souls the monster known as Mimic which has stolen the life of many gamers thanks to its appearance identical to that of a normal one coffer full of objects. The Mimics in fact attack all the players who approach them in the hope of finding some essential object for the continuation of the adventure.

A character of the same name from Mimic of Dark Souls is featured in the hugely popular RPG Dungeons & Dragons. Again, the monster is disguised as a chest and attacks any player who approaches it to investigate its contents.

Where will it be possible to meet Gimmighoul in Paldea?

With the information obtained so far, one would think that Gimmighoul Form Casket could be encountered in nearness of the city or even in the cities themselves where he could manipulate people and Pokémon to collect even more coins. At the same time one would think that it will be possible to glimpse the Walking Form even far from the cities, but it will be very difficult to capture it in Paldea, in all probability Pokémon GO players will be able to get their hands on this form much more easily.



Gimmighoul presents itself to players as a Pokémon that is sure to attract conflicting reactions both for the appearance and for the detail double role which will have between a main series title like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and a game secondary how could it be Pokémon GO. Surely Gimmighoul and all the mechanics related to him will give a breath of fresh air to the gameplay and who knows that this Pokémon and its two forms are not very useful in competitive play. Now we just have to wait a few more days before we can finally explore Paldea and catch all the new Pokémon.


While waiting for the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, we invite you to retrieve our most recent insights, focused on Greavard, Bellibolt, Farigiraf, Wiglett, Armarouge, Ceruledge, Klawf, Cyclizar, Grafaiai. Also, if pocket creature theories are never enough for you, you can also retrieve the columns on Fidough, Cetitan, Koraidon, Miraidon, Pawmi, Lechonk And Smoliv.

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