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  3. Randomly spawned Bishop? Photo in comment.

I'm new to chess and in my first game on lichess.org my opponent spawned a bishop out of thin air.

Photos for reference: https://imgur.com/a/3gHWl

Is this a cheat? I'm really confused, I thought only pawns can upgrade/spawn to other pieces.

you are playing Crazyhouse variant.. not standard chess

for more info, read here lichess.org/variant/crazyhouse

It would help if you were playing a standard game, but you're playing Crazyhouse. :P