- Neuvillette, a popular Hydro catalyst character in Genshin Impact, generated over $3 million in revenue on his first day banner release.
- A Genshin Impact player created a mod that turned Neuvillette into the Pokemon Squirtle, which delighted fans.
- Players speculate about Neuvillette’s true identity as the Hydro dragon, but this theory remains unconfirmed in the game’s mainline story.
A Genshin Impact modder turned Neuvillette into a popular Pokemon. Released in late September, Neuvillette is a five-star banner Hydro catalyst character, who is also known as Fontaine’s Chief of Justice. His first-day banner revenue with Hu Tao already garnered over $3 million.
Introduced in Genshin Impact 4.0, Fontaine is one of the seven regions of Teyvat that worships the Hydro Archon Focalors, aka Lady Furina. As players journey to the nation, they are met with a cast of interesting characters, including the imposing Neuvillette, who works closely with Furina in the Court of Fontaine in passing down judgment onto citizens that have committed crimes. Despite his intimidating nature, Neuvillette became one of the most anticipated characters in the Fotaine arc.
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Following the release of Neuvillette, a Genshin Impact player came up with a mod that turned the character into the adorable Gen 1 starter Pokemon, Squirtle. Originally posted on Bilibili and shared via GenshinUniverse on Twitter, the video showed the Water-type Pokemon using Neuvillette’s Hydro attacks to blast Slimes and HIlichurls. According to the Bilibili video’s description, the player used Squirtle’s Pokemon X and Y model, and utilized software like Blender and Adobe Photoshop to seamlessly add it in the game.
Many Genshin Impact fans found the Squirtle mod hilarious, especially that fact it controlled Neuvillette’s abilities, down to his Ultimate. One player joked that Squirtle was the one that killed the Fontaine dragon. Coincidentally, many players also believe that Neuvillette’s true identity is the Hydro dragon because of the glowing horns on his head and the blue eye on his palm. This theory has not been confirmed in the game’s mainline story, and it might take a while before this is tackled.
Genshin Impact is currently at version 4.1, which introduced new chapters to the Fontaine Archon Quest and other major World Quests. Apart from Neuvillette and Hu Tao, the banner for the first phase of 4.1 also features four-star characters Diona, Fischl, and Xingqiu. It’s safe to say that many Genshin Impact fans have a lot of ground to cover in the Fontaine arc so far, and can expect more in future updates.
Meanwhile, those who managed to pull for Neuvillette have been busy building him and leveling him up to become a viable damage dealer for their teams. They also have to make sure that they’re not committing any mistakes while using Neuvillette’s Charged Attack and other skills.
Genshin Impact is out now for Android, iOS, PC, PS4, and PS5 with a Switch version also in development.
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