More information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has finally arrived in a brand new trailer. Generation nine is just around the corner now and Nintendo has flooded us with information about the brand new region, its new Pokémon and new legendaries.
The trailer, which is available on Pokemon's YouTube and Twitter pages, consists of two main sections. Section one is an extended look at the gameplay of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and section two is a cinematic trailer reveal for the box art legendary Pokémon we can expect to encounter on our journey.
Here is everything we know about the game.
Table of Contents
- LATEST - More Scarlet and Violet Details Revealed at Pokemon Presents
- LATEST - Pokemon Presents Announced.
- New Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Alternate Forms Seemingly Leaked.
- Everything We Know About The Starters' Final Forms
- Fake Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Insults fans
- Massive Leaks for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
- Pre-Orders Now Available
- Toby Fox Composes Music for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
- Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Release Date Confirmed
- Legendary Pokémon and Other New Pokémon.
- I'm seeing double...TWO PROFESSORS!?
- Is Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Multiplayer?
- Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Might Get Rid of Gym Orders.
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LATEST - More Scarlet and Violet Details Revealed at Pokemon Presents
Pokemon Presents gave us a brand new insight into the upcoming generation of games, giving us a trailer and breakdown of what scarlet and violet will look like upon release.
This new trailer hinted at three potential stories for the game while also introducing us to the latest gimmick of Terastallization, our motorcycle-based legendaries we'll be riding across Paldea on and, of course, a bunch of new Pokemon confirmed for the games.
LATEST - Pokemon Presents Announced.
A brand new Pokemon Presents has been announced for Wednesday, 3rd August 2022 at 6am PT / 9am ET / 2pm BST. The event will give updates on many different Pokemon apps and games but the most exciting confirmed title to be showcased there is, of course, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
New Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Alternate Forms Seemingly Leaked.
Pokemon Leaker source CentroLeaks on Twitter posted a line-up of Pokemon species rumoured to be available in the generation nine games according to various different sources.
These leaks should be taken with a pinch of salt like any Pokemon leak as until there is an official confirmation, it's all up in the air but it seems like scarlet and violet are taking a slightly different approach to forms than prior games, with Paradox Pokemon being the focus over standard regional forms. Something to keep an eye on as we approach November.
Everything We Know About The Starters' Final Forms
Pokemon Leaker and news source CentroLeaks have been sharing a lot of reported information about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as we edge closer toward the release date but the one thing fans want most is information on the final forms for each of the starters.
While all of this information shouldn't be accepted as 100% as there is still a very clear possibility of information being outdated or incorrect, there seem to be multiple sources confirming each which helps its reliability.
The grass starter Sprigatito will eventually become a bipedal grass/dark type pokemon with a very powerful hidden ability.
The water-type starter Quaxly will evolve into a water/fighting type and will apparently stay bipedal all the way through its evolution process.
Fuecoco, meanwhile, is perhaps the most interesting of the three as it will be a fire/ghost type and will make the rare change of starting as bipedal and will end up as a quadruped in it's final form.
Fake Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Insults fans
Pokemon leaking before a major release like Scarlet and Violet is a dangerous game at the best of times. With an avalanche of "leaked" information surrounding the games, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out what's legitimate and what's just a troll and the creatively named PokemonLeaks has seemingly been duped.
The reported leak seems to show an evolution for the fire starter Pokemon called Fuecoco but it appears that the Twitter page didn't take the time to read the leak in full, especially the Japanese text beneath it which when translated roughly translates to "Hi idiot, how are you coping with the lack of girlfriends".
More fake leaks should be expected as we approach November, with an oddly quiet marketing period for generation nine so far so be careful about what you see online, you never know what will be a troll when it comes to Pokemon.
Massive Leaks for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on their way later in the year, the classic set of "leaks" and rumours have begun to spring up. While this is usually expected for upcoming Pokemon titles, an unprecedented amount have been appearing for Scarlet and Violet, many of which are coming from some of the more reputable leakers.
Pokemon YouTube ADrive made a video, discussing all of the leaks, including looks at potential gym leaders, a new rival and glimpses at the new gimmick and some new pokemon among some other information that he had been informed of.
Pre-Orders Now Available
Fans looking to get their Pokémon Fix upon the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on Friday, 18th November 2022 can now pre-order the game in a variety of different ways. These include the Nintendo Switch's Shop for players who want to purchase digital versions of the game and various retailers for those who want a physical copy. Like many of the recent Pokémon games, the titles can be ordered separately or together as a bundle back which supplies both versions of the game.
Toby Fox Composes Music for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
If you're familiar with the indie game scene, you've likely heard the name Toby Fox once or twice. Best known for his work on the critically acclaimed Undertale, Fox has established himself as a legend of the industry and is now taking his incredible composing talents to the world of Pokémon.
Fox made the announcement via Twitter and is responsible for the main field theme used in Scarlet and Violet which developers Game Freak took and developed into unique variations. Fox is also responsible for various other tracks in the game but which ones aren't confirmed as of yet.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Release Date Confirmed
Starting with the end of the trailer, the final shot revealed not only the designs of the two games but revealed that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released worldwide on November 18th 2022 with digital pre-orders already available on the Nintendo Switch Store.
Legendary Pokémon and Other New Pokémon.
One of the more exciting things shown in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was a selection of new Pokémon including the two brand new box-art legendaries for each game respectively.
Five Pokémon were shown in total with the three normal Pokémon and the two legendaries.
The three normal creatures included a hamster electric type by the name of Pawmi, a grass type based on an olive named Smoliv and finally a pig Pokémon named Lechonk that is currently taking the internet by storm.
The two legendaries meanwhile are a flamboyant looking dragon named Koraidon and a more technology-heavy dragon known as Miraidon.
I'm seeing double...TWO PROFESSORS!?
Yes, that's right. There appear to be version-exclusive professors for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet respectively. It appears that the game will see players attend some kind of school/university marked with a scarlet or violet badge and will see one of two professors be their guide through the new region.
While unconfirmed, the drastic difference in styles between the two legendary Pokémon as well as the designs of both of the professors seems to suggest that there will be themes of tradition vs technology in this new region. This could be an attempt to make replaying the other game more worthwhile, something not often seen in the Pokémon franchise outside of completing a Pokédex or a slightly different story.
Is Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Multiplayer?
As revealed in the game's trailer and on the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet web page, generation nine will be the first time where a Pokémon game is a true multiplayer experience, allowing players to explore the games together in groups of up to four players.
Before this, the closest Pokémon had ever gotten to this kind of multiplayer experience was in generation eight's Pokémon Sword and Shield via the Wild Area, a large open field that had Pokémon spawns and allowed players to see other players from around the world who also happened to be in the area.
With the new games seemingly taking that Wild Area concept and expanding it to the whole region, Pokémon have decided to also expand the multiplayer aspects of the series, finally allowing players to enjoy a journey with friends in the main series games.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Might Get Rid of Gym Orders.
If you've ever played a Pokémon game before, you'll likely be more than familiar with gym battles and the order you face each gym. A staple part of the games, gyms are usually what dictate the order in which players will experience a story. Scarlet and Violet may be changing this.
According to the official web page for the games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be a truly open world experience that players are "free to explore" at their own leisure and "not in an order dictated by the story".
It's yet to be seen if this includes the gym order but if it were a truly open-world experience, removing a forced sense of progression through the gyms and adding adaptive difficulty would be more fitting.