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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet announced

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The Pokemon Company has announced the latest entries in the mainline series of Pokemon games: Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.

These new games will be the ninth generation in the main series, succeeding 2019’s Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield, and are launching sometime later in 2022.

Not much is known about the new games, not the name of the region or even what location it’s based off of (for example Galar is based off of Britain). What we do see is a new region with colorful architecture, windmills, and of course: new Pokemon.

At the end of the trailer we’re given a first look at the new starter Pokemon. First off is a grass cat for the generation’s grass starter, a crocodile of some kind with a tuft of green hair that kind of makes him look like an apple, and lastly a duck Pokemon wearing a large hat with a stylized “W” on it.

Here’s a rundown on both games:

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, the newest chapters in the Pokémon series, are coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. With these new titles, the Pokémon series takes a new evolutionary step, allowing you to explore freely in a richly expressed open world.

Various towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness with no borders. You’ll be able to see the Pokémon of this region in the skies, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets—all over!

You’ll be able to experience the true joy of the Pokémon series—battling against wild Pokémon in order to catch them—now in an open-world game that players of any age can enjoy.​

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet take a new evolutionary step in the Pokémon main series. Trainers can explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness. Pokémon can be seen everywhere in this wide-open world—in the skies, in the sea, and on the streets.

Main Characters

As one of the main characters, Trainers will jump into the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet to begin their adventure, where they will have a different outfit depending on which game they are playing.

Starter Pokemon

Trainers will then choose either Sprigatito, the Grass Cat Pokémon, Fuecoco, the Fire Croc Pokémon, or Quaxly, the Duckling Pokémon to be their first partner Pokémon before setting off on their journey. Read more about the Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet here in our other report.

Pokemon HOME Connectivity

After their release, Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will be able to link with Pokemon HOME, a service that allows Trainers to keep their entire Pokemon collection in one place. By linking these games with Pokemon HOME, Trainers will be able to have Pokemon from other regions adventure alongside them in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.

You can watch the reveal trailer for the new games below.

English version

Japanese version

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