We love a Pokémon Presents showcase, and today The Pokémon Company delivered as we got a look at various Pokémon games, but there’s no denying that it’s Scarlet and Violet that stole the show, especially when you consider all of the new information we got – at PT, we just can’t get over using the legendary ‘mon as your mode of transport.
Yes, you read that right. Thanks to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s new trailer, we know that you start your adventure with your respective legendary ‘mon, Koraidon in Scarlet in Moraidon in Violet, and both can essentially turn into a hoverbike to help you traverse the luscious plains that the open world RPG has to offer. Heck, thanks to the co-operative play, you can form your own four-person posse and be a little biker gang.
We also now know that you enrol at a special academy as a student, a place where you may meet multiple people that can play a part in your journey. Speaking of which, there are three stories for you to experience in Scarlet and Violet, the first of which is the traditional adventure to prove you’re the very best by collecting gym badges. As for the second two narratives, details are still a bit scarce, though they’re said to be “full of surprises”.
Of course, no Pokémon game is complete without the precious ‘mon themselves, and the Paldea region features all manner of creatures, some you’re going to recognise, while others are new to the franchise. Furthermore, it’s worth keeping an eye out for familiar faces that may be a bit different thanks to its new regional form. One such creature is Wooper, though he might now be known as Pooper.
But wait, there’s more, as a mechanic known as terasstalize, which essentially crystallises your Pokémon to boost their respective type, which in turn makes their attacks stronger. Oh, and with the return of raid battles comes the opportunity to face some powerful terra ‘mon, and there’s no more waiting for your teammates to be ready to heal, as you can now do so of your own volition.
When is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date?
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release on November 18, so if you want to prepare yourself for the journey, make sure you check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon, and Pokémon and Scarlet legendaries guides.
Or, for something to keep you busy in the meantime, see what journeys await you in our best Pokémon games list.