A brand new trailer for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has landed, finally giving us a brand new look at the upcoming title and revealing the three storylines for each player to complete on their journey through Paledea.
One of the more surprising elements of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the decision to have three separate stories in a Pokemon game is one that has not been seen before in the main series and is set to be a massive change to the formula.
Here are the three stories explained.
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The Three Stories of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
After the initial announcement during Pokemon Presents, very little information was revealed about the storylines but thanks to the most recent trailer, we now know all three storylines.
As initially predicted, the three stories will likely be based on the usual troped found in your standard game but each also seemingly comes with a twist that is sure to spice up the experience for veteran players.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Story 1: "Victory Road"
The first story for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as expected, is the traditional Victory Road storyline of taking on eight gym leaders before taking on the Pokemon League and becoming champion.
This is a storyline that has been present in almost every main series game since the very beginning, with generation 7 being slightly different, replacing gyms with island Kahunas.
So far we know of two of the eight gym trainers we can expect to face with Grusha the ice-type trainer and Brassius the grass-type trainer both being revealed through trailers.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Story 2: "Starfall Street"
As we initially speculated, one of the three storylines revolves around the fighting of an "evil team" as has been the case for prior games.
For Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, this evil organization is Team Star, a group of rebellious students who have broken up into factions based on types much like gyms.
Each of these factions will also have a leader, with the fire-type leader of Mela.
This story also introduces auto battles, a new mechanic which will see users be able to finish battles without the need of concentrating on moves and abilities.
This is the first time that such a mechanic has been used in Pokemon and we hope to learn more soon.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Story 3: "Path of Legends"
The third and final story is where the path is slightly altered from its former tropes as the "Path of Legends" sees what we predict to be the legendary storyline takes a more Legends: Arceus route than your standard Pokemon experience.
In it, you and upperclassman Arven go hunting for the "Herba Mystica" by taking on legendary Pokemon that strongly resemble the Alpha and Noble boss Pokemon found in the ancient Hisui region.
The example shown in this new trailer is a giant Clawf, a new crab Pokemon for the Paldea region.
We don't yet know how much of this storyline will be related to the legendaries of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet but it seems likely that they will appear here out of all the storylines.
This one appears to be the freshest of the three and may end up being how the traditional games merge more with the fresh ideas that Legends: Arceus brought to the table.