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This Theory About Pokemon Scarlet And Violet's Cyclizar Makes Perfect Sense

"Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" might be the first in the series to have evolving Legendary Pokémon. The Pokémon Company's Competitive Play trailer for "Scarlet and Violet" showed off game-changing moves, items, and a Normal/Dragon-type Pokémon with a familiar wheel. Cyclizar, the new Pokémon in question, looks suspiciously similar to the "Scarlet and Violet" legendaries, Koraidon and Miraidon.

Cyclizar has a wheel sticking out of its neck, similar to the ones that Koraidon and Miraidon have on their bodies. Pokemon.com even has a picture of two kids riding Cyclizar like a bicycle with handlebars sticking out of the Pokémon's back. One of its standout abilities is running up to 70 miles per hour with a human on its back. 

It's no wonder its an ideal travel partner. The internet might need to rethink its new favorite Pokemon. "It has a mild disposition, and people riding Cyclizar are a very common sight. It appears Cyclizar don't mind being ridden because the warmth of a rider helps stave off the cold," the official description reads. 

Cyclizar also has a move called Shed Tail, a completely new move to the "Pokémon" series. It sacrifices some HP to create a substitute for Cyclizar (like the move Substitute) before switching to another party member (like Baton Pass). Even if its not related to a legendary, it's still a notable trait to give a new Pokémon.

Here's why the bicycle dragon's connection to "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" legendaries make sense.

This might not even be its final form

It might seem like a stretch to compare Cyclizar to the legendaries at first. However, Pokemon.com and the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet World Overview revealed that Koraidon and Miraidon essentially join the player as "motorcycle legendaries."

"Ride your Legendary Pokémon to traverse the expansive Paldea region and explore every nook and cranny together. Sprint through plains and deserts, move across water, scale cliffs, cross hills, and glide off peaks," the official description advertises.

Koraidon and Miraidon have a Sprint, Aquatic, and Glide modes to traverse the Paldea region. Heck, they can even climb mountains. It would make sense for Cyclizar to evolve into a Legendary Pokémon as a plot development if you receive it early in the game. An evolution also makes sense based on the idea of an upgrade from a bicycle to an all-terrain supervehicle.

Besides Cyclizar, the Competitive Play trailer introduced the new items Mirror Herb, Covert Cloak, and Loaded Dice. It also explained a new Paldea-based phenomenon called "Terastallizing" that makes Pokémon "shine and glimmer like gems" and changes them to their "Tera Type." 

"Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" launch on November 18, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch.