The latest promo for Stranger Things season 2 tease the arrival of Dustin’s slimy new friend, the Pollywog. Stranger Things season 1 mostly stuck to the Demogorgon, Eleven’s powers, and the Upside Down itself when it came to the otherworldy. Still, that mysterious location and the people monitoring it hinted at a larger world of supernatural organisms. The images and trailers we’ve seen for Stranger Things season 2 so far have teased the shadow monster that will emerge in Hawkins this year – but it won’t be alone.
Last year, the episode titles for Stranger Things season 2 were revealed, and they hinted at the arrival of the Pollywog. It wasn’t until earlier this year, however, that we learned how the alternate name for a tadpole would apply to the show. This past spring, new details about Stranger Things season 2 revealed Dustin would be getting a pet that wasn’t from this world. Unsurprisingly, it was revealed to be an amphibious creature likely from the Upside Down. Now, we have our first glimpse of said Pollywog.
The Stranger Things Twitter spent the morning posting mysterious images of footprints and slime trails. That all led up to the release of a new video that offers a tease of what the Pollywog will look like. Check it out:
The clip doesn’t provide a clear look at the creature, but it certainly resembles its namesake. In fact, it almost appears to be in a stage in between a tadpole and a frog. The updated list of Stranger Things season 2 episode titles included ‘The Pollywog’ as the title of the third episode, suggesting that is when viewers will get to meet the cute little creature.
The marketing for Stranger Things season 2 so far has shown the shadow monster will have tendrils of sorts that snake throughout Hawkins. In its wake, it seems to leave the slimy residue of the Upside Down. The Stranger Things 2 official poster, for instance, showed the local Hawkins arcade sign covered in the stuff. As such, it makes sense that more things from that world will start crossing over as the monster begins to spread.
There’s also the slug-like creatures that Will threw up at the end of season 1. Will hasn’t looked to be in great shape in the trailers for Stranger Things 2, so there’s a chance he hasn’t stopped regurgitating the organisms. Could these be the starting point of the Pollywogs? With season 2 right around the corner, fans won’t have to wait long to find out.
Stranger Things premieres tomorrow, October 27, on Netflix.
Source: Stranger Things Twitter
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