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People Can't Get Enough of Pokemon: Legends Arceus' Hisuian Growlithe

Pokemon Presents clearly had its own breakout star during the digital presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 18—and that star was Hisuian Growlithe.
Pokemon Presents clearly had its own breakout star during the digital presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 18—and that star was Hisuian Growlithe. / Game Freak, Nintendo

Pokemon Presents clearly had its own breakout star during the digital presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 18—and that star was Hisuian Growlithe.

In fact, the Pokemon is so popular that several major fan made databases have already updated its page with its new information.

According to its recently released Pokemon Legends PokeDex entry, Hisuian Growlithe is known as the "Scout" Pokemon (rather than the "Puppy" Pokemon in the Kanto region). It is a dual rock and fire-type, sporting a redder coat and fluffier white underfur than its modern-day counterpart. Its thick pelt helps it survive in the cold mountainous parts of Hisui. Underneath that fluff, however, it has a sharp yet fragile horn sprouting from the crown of its head.

Hisuian Growlithe Deserves Only the Best, Fans Say

The PokeDex describes them as highly vigilant and often seen patrolling its territory in pairs. They are particularly slow to trust humans—though we know this will change in time.

Moments after the presentation ended, fans flooded social media with images, screencaps, and drawings of this regional form. The general consensus is that, out of all the things shown during the Pokemon Presents video, Hisuian Growlithe is by far the most important.

"Oh my god. Hisuian Growlithe ? I love," Twitter user @JuliaGoodish wrote, "Pls pokemon legends. let me pat him."

"Hisuian Growlithe is everything right with the world," @CassandraJP wrote.

@osteichthyan agreed, writing, "Hisuian Growlithe has my whole heart."

Of course, all three shared their own artwork of this magnificent doggo. In fact, the majority of social media has taken part in animating it, drawing it, sculpting it, or simply reposting its image in a meme. Every style from cartoon to pastel, realistic, stylized, and more can be found simply by searching its name--and each one is equally impressive.

Honestly? It deserves the attention. If Hisuian Growlithe is anything like its ever faithful and loyal Kanto-cousin, players can bet they'll be in for a great time with Hisui's best puppers around.

We can wait to see Hisuian Arcanine. In the meantime, though, we highly recommend browsing its tag on Twitter. You won't be disappointed.