- Gen IX Cryptidex
- #??? Lechonk
Categorisation: Hog Pokémon
Weight: 22.5 lbs.
Lechonk was announced alongside four other Pokémon during the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Second Trailer on the 1st June 2022, including the two cover legendary Pokémon.
Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that Bug-type Pokémon dislike. If attacked by an opponent and startled, it will charge forward in a panic.
It may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food.
As well as being a chonk of a Pokémon, Lechonk’s English name is likely also a reference to lechón, the name of a traditional Spanish pork dish which is essentially a whole suckling pig slow-roasted over an open fire.