Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer introduces Grafaiai

Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have released a new trailer for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, introducing Toxic Monkey Pokemon Grafaiai.

The new trailer and details can be found below, via The Pokemon Company.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are set to launch on November 18 for Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can check out a recent trailer introducing Cyclizar, new abilities, held items, and Terastallizing.

Following a mysterious set of images revealed on the official Pokémon social channels, The Pokémon Company International has revealed details of a newly discovered Pokémon found in the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet: Grafaiai, the Toxic Monkey Pokémon.


Grafaiai is a moody Pokémon with a fastidious disposition. It doesn’t form packs, preferring to roam alone, and it is constantly caught up in territorial struggles with other Pokémon. Grafaiai specializes in using its poisonous saliva—which changes color depending on what the Pokémon eats—to attack foes by spitting at them or by slashing at them after coating its claws with the saliva.

Grafaiai is nocturnal and once the sun sets it licks its hands and fingers to cover them in poison and uses them to draw patterns on the trees in its territory. The poisonous saliva it uses to paint paralyzes Bug Pokémon, which are drawn to the saliva’s sweet, fragrant scent.

Category: Toxic Monkey Pokémon​
Type: Poison/Normal​
Height: 2'4" (0.7 m)​
Weight: 60 lbs. (27.2 kg)​
Ability: Unburden / Poison Touch​


Grafaiai will appear in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, launching November 18, 2022, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.