With both forms of Gimmighoul now announced, the main takeaway at this time is that the Chest Form appears to be exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet whereas Roaming Form, the one that was first discovered in Pokémon GO, will remain exclusive to Pokémon GO. The distribution is famialliar as to how Niantic and The Pokémon Company handled Meltan back in 2018.
Gimmighoul’s exclusivity in Pokémon GO is solely in the catchable sense. Once players have meet the requirements to catch Gimmighoul in its Roaming form, players will then be able to transfer the Pokémon to the Scarlet and Violet games. Of course, connectivity between the three games is not expected until sometime in 2023 and the usage of Pokémon HOME is expected as well.
Below we have a round up of everything we know about Roaming Form Gimmighoul, based on all officially released information:
It seems that Gimmighoul has a second form called Roaming Form Gimmighoul. This kind of Gimmighoul doesn’t hide in a treasure chest. It’s small, carries a single coin on its back, and can be found hiding all over Paldea. However, since they run away as soon as a person approaches, it seems not a single Trainer in Paldea has ever managed to catch one.
Surprisingly, Roaming Form Gimmighoul have been spotted in the world of Pokémon GO as well! It appears that Mr. Jacq—an expert on the biology of Pokémon in the Paldea region—and Professor Willow, who has been carrying out research alongside Trainers in the world of Pokémon GO, have joined forces to devise a way to catch them. Please wait for future announcements to hear all about their research results.