Riko’s pendant, which is actually a mysterious Pokémon, became the focus of the plot in Pokémon Horizons. It protected Riko and even showed calming images to powerful Pokémon such as Titan Arboliva and Galarian Moltres. Unlike previous cases, the pendant does not turn back into a pendant after the encounter with Galarian Moltres. This raises concerns as the crew tries to hide the large Pokémon from others, potentially making protection more difficult. The next episode may provide new information about the Pokémon and its connection to something called “Rakua.” Fans speculate that this Pokémon may be a form of Terapagos, a legendary Pokémon in the series. Regardless, this Pokémon’s presence poses challenges and opportunities for the heroes on their journey.
Warning: Spoilers for Pokémon Horizons, episode #23Pokémon Horizons fans Pokémon Horizon It’s already well known that Riko’s pendant is no ordinary piece of jewelry but is in fact a never-before-seen Pokémon, but it looks like this mysterious Pokémon will take on a larger role, Joins the cast on the spaceship as a Pokémon.
Riko’s pendant is a major focus of Pokémon Horizons’ plot; that’s what the bad guys are after, and their attempt to steal it is what causes Riko to start her adventure in the first place. In the second episode, the pendant transforms into a mysterious Pokémon, erecting a barrier that protects Riko from an oncoming attack. Later, when confronting the Titan Arboliva, the pendant transforms in front of the crew and projects an image of the Ancient Explorer, Lucius, which seemingly calms Arboliva and sends it around, eventually Let’s entrust ourselves to Riko’s care. Now, when facing another Ancient Explorer Pokémon, Galarian Moltres, it happened again and this time it seemed a little more permanent.
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While on previous occasions, the mysterious turtle Pokémon had returned as a pendant after completing its mission, for whatever reason, it did not do so after communicating with Galarian Moltres. Friede is forced to wrap the Pokémon in a towel and sneak it out of the mine to prevent anyone from knowing of its existence, and thus be able to place another target on the Rising Volt Tacklers’ backs. The preview for episode #24 shows that this mysterious Pokémon will still appear in the next episode, with no indication that it will return as a pendant.
The next episode also sees the crew contact Riko’s grandmother, who gave the pendant to Riko in the first place, so it’s likely that some new information about this Pokémon will be revealed. In the vision this Pokémon showed Moltres, something called “Rakua” was mentioned as something to be protected. While it’s unclear what Rakua is, it’s clearly something important and possibly tied to the pendant Pokémon. Many fans have speculated that this turtle Pokémon is actually a form of Terapagos, the legendary Pokémon featured in Scarlet and Violet’s Indigo Disk DLC. That theory could finally be confirmed, finally giving this mysterious Pokémon an accurate name.
Regardless of what is known about this Pokémon, the fact that it is now a Pokémon and no longer a pendant could be a big problem for the heroes of the series. Pendants can be easily hidden and transported, but this Pokémon is the size of a dog and is much harder to hide. That could make it more difficult to defend from Explorers, and catching it in a Poké Ball may not be an option. However, this situation offers an opportunity to learn about the mysterious Pokémon’s personality and it could become a key character in Pokémon Horizon‘ The story is now here and it seems to be good.