NINTENDO recently hosted a 20-minute Pokémon Presents showcasing the newest gym leader in the series.
Grusha was the only new Gym Leader revealed in the trailer, fighting alongside Cetitan, a new Ice-type Pokémon for the Paldea region.
Fans have grown fond of the Glaseado City Gym Leader, and fan art has surfaced on social media.
Artists love Grusha’s cozy aesthetic, wrapped in a thick scarf with long icy blue hair.
However, people were surprised when they checked out the studio head’s bio posted on the official Pokémon website.
It states: “Grusha used to be a professional snowboarder, but he is now the full-time Gym Leader of Glaseado Gym.
“He is an ice type specialist who has Cetitan as a partner.
“He’s usually cool-headed, but when things get hot he shows the emotions he usually suppresses.”
Despite his feminine appearance, Grusha canonically uses he/him pronouns.
This isn’t the first time Pokémon has had an androgynous male character.
Most recently, the main antagonist of Pokémon Legends: Arceus was Volo, a man based on Cynthia, the fourth generation champion.
One of your rivals in Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield is Bede, a stylish young man who goes on to become a gym manager.
Despite this unexpected revelation, fans wholeheartedly embraced Grusha.
Taking to Twitter, one user wrote: “I have to protect him.” Another added: “He’s so beautiful. I can not.”
Some are so drawn to Grusha’s design that it has caused them to question their sexuality.
One person wrote: “Grusha is giving so many people an unexpected gay awakening. You love to see it.”
Whatever Grusha’s gender, it seems fans are loving the new character.
August’s Pokémon Gifts revealed a lot of new information about the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games.
It will be the first fully open-ended RPG in the series and will feature an entirely new game mechanic called Terastalisation.
Raid Battles will return, and players can team up online to catch rare Tera-form Pokemon.
The new additions to the Pokémon main series will be released on November 18th.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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