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The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco have announced that a new playable character in Pokkén Tournament will be announced on January 15. The announcement about a future announcement (press cycles have gotten weird, huh?) came from the game’s official Twitter account:

While we won’t know what Pokémon is coming to the Bandai Namco developed fighting game until January 15, the tweet does offer up a hint to the pocket monster’s identity. The attached image reveals that the Pokémon’s name features the Japanese letter ラ. Sadly, that doesn’t narrow it down very much.

In fact, there are 116 Pokémon that have the letter ラ in their Japanese name. We’ve included a full list of names below, but that is a lot of different Pokémon. I’m sure it’s a safe bet that the fearsome Chansey will be the one that makes the cut, though.

Thankfully, we won’t have to play the guessing game for long, as we’ll know more on January 15. The Wii U exclusive fighting game releases in Japan on March 18, and is coming to both North America and Europe later this spring.

Here is the aforementioned list of names:

  • Metapod
  • Rattata
  • Raticate
  • Raichu
  • Nidoran♀
  • Nidoran♂
  • Vileplume
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Kadabra
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Slowbro
  • Krabby
  • Kingler
  • Cubone
  • Marowak
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Seadra
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Gyarados
  • Lapras
  • Aerodactyl
  • Cyndaquil
  • Quilava
  • Lanturn
  • Umbreon
  • Murkrow
  • Gligar
  • Granbull
  • Heracross
  • Sneasel
  • Kingdra
  • Hitmontop
  • Raikou
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Swampert
  • Mightyena
  • Silcoon
  • Ralts
  • Sableye
  • Aron
  • Lairon
  • Aggron
  • Electrike
  • Manectric
  • Plusle
  • Trapinch
  • Vibrava
  • Flygon
  • Lileep
  • Snorunt
  • Spheal
  • Sealeo
  • Gorebyss
  • Relicanth
  • Luvdisc
  • Latias
  • Latios
  • Groudon
  • Jirachi
  • Luxray
  • Rampardos
  • Shellos
  • Drifblim
  • Honchkrow
  • Bronzor
  • Chatot
  • Drapion
  • Lumineon
  • Weavile
  • Gliscor
  • Heatran
  • Giratina
  • Darkrai
  • Stoutland
  • Zebstrika
  • Timburr
  • Scolipede
  • Basculin
  • Maractus
  • Sigilyph
  • Carracosta
  • Minccino
  • Cinccino
  • Solosis
  • Duosion
  • Reuniclus
  • Vanilluxe
  • Galvantula
  • Tynamo
  • Lampent
  • Chandelure
  • Heatmor
  • Hydreigon
  • Larvesta
  • Terrakion
  • Reshiram
  • Zekrom
  • Frogadier
  • Spewpa
  • Flabébé
  • Floette
  • Florges
  • Malamar
  • Dragalge
  • Tyrunt
  • Tyrantrum
  • Goomy
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Tyler has enjoyed video games, both large and small, ever since he was a child with a Sega Genesis controller in hand. When he isn’t playing through strange retro games like Snoopy’s Silly Sports Spectacular, he can be found meditating under a waterfall to grow his beard or eating pizza. Probably the latter.