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Introducing… Keldeo! 02/13/2012

Posted by Gryphon in Game News, Pokemon Video Games.
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CoroCoro’s latest issue has been leaked out to the public, and it contains a reveal of a hidden legendary from the Black and White versions, named Keldeo. In this issue, it is also revealed that the full Japanese title of the upcoming 15th Pokemon movie will be Kyurem VS. the Sacred Swordsman – Keldeo.

Keldeo (Kerudio in Japan) is known as the Colt Pokemon. It is a Water/Fighting type with a high Special Attack stat. According to legend, this pokemon once lived in the Moor of Icirrus, until the forest was destroyed by fire, the result of humans fighting a war in the area. Keldeo was separated from its parents, but the legendary trio of Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion found him and took him in as one of their own. Together, they taught Keldeo how to fight and fend for itself. The little pokemon eventually came to excel at combat better than all three of its masters. Then, one day, it left the forest and went off by itself for unknown reasons. In the game, if Keldeo is brought back to the Moor with Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion in the player’s party, the legendary trio will teach Keldeo its hidden signature attack. This attack, Secret Sword, is a Fighting-type Special move which does Physical damage, similar to Psyshock and Psystrike.

The inspiration for Keldeo was the character D’Artagnan from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. D’Artagnan was the newest and youngest member of the Musketeers of the Guard, a trio of fighters who were experts in fencing, and also the inspirations for Cobalion (Athos), Terrakion (Porthos), and Virizion (Aramis). The trio saw their young protege as like a son, and he went on many adventures with them. Eventually, D’Artagnan was appointed leader of the group for his skills and intelligence, although he was still young. It is likely that Keldeo’s role in the upcoming movie will reflect this relationship, with the little pokemon being relied on to succeed where his companions have failed, and ultimately save the day.

Currently, there is no legal means of obtaining Keldeo in the game, though its data still exists in the game coding. It is likely that Keldeo will become available later on as a promotional event download to tie in with the release of the movie, similar to how Shaymin was obtained upon the release of the Giratina movie.

EDIT: The signature attack of Keldeo is not Sacred Sword as previously stated, but Secret Sword. Apologies all around for any confusion this may have caused!

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