As previously announced, when Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee come out in November, as well as featuring the original 151 Pokemon, a brand new, Generation 8, Pokemon will also be available in the game, and as such, available to transfer into Pokemon Go as well.
This morning, an apparent mistake in updating the icons for Kecleon (a Pokemon that isn't currently available in Pokemon Go) was picked up by Pokemon Go Watcher @Chrales with what happened to not be icons for Kecleon at all.
The Pokedex number associated with these icons isn't even Kecleon's (#352), rather the number comes through at #891. That indicates that, assuming Generation 8 follows the trend of a somewhat relatively small increase in Pokemon numbers, this new fellow is actually quite towards the end of the Pokedex, rather than the beginning.
There are arguments that the very basic (and odd) design might indicate that it is not actually a Pokemon - and rather is some sort of internally created placeholder. While there's logic to follow there, it really wouldn't be the first time we'd been surprised by how 'weird' and 'not like a Pokemon' a new Pokemon looks upon reveal. You kids these days don't even remember the arguments that came out of the early leaks of the Generation 3 starters and how utterly "not-like-a-Pokemon" they all looked...
We'll keep you updated on what's going on with this 'new Pokemon' and whether it is, indeed, legit, with all the info as we get it.
In the meantime, stay tuned this weekend to hear our first impressions of Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee after we finally got to get hands on with the game yesterday. More on that to come!