Good news for mega Pokémon™ fans – the newest trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet has just been released, sharing new clips of the Paldea region, home to all-new rare and legendary Pokémon for us to capture.
We get plenty of glimpses of the many 9th-generation Pokémon introduced in each game, including the customary shots of legendary Pokémon, Koraidon and Miraidon.
Feast your eyes on the latest trailer here:
There are many new things in store for us in both Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, including encounters with wild Tera-type Pokémon.
Previously, a post was shared on Pokémon’s official Twitter account, detailing the exact time and date for the new trailer to be dropped.
With both games scheduled to be released on 18th November for the Nintendo Switch™, this was the perfect time for The Pokémon Company to reveal new updates about the game, generating hype prior to launch day.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the first games to introduce 9th-generation Pokémon to the world, featuring new starters Fuecoco, Sprigatito, and Quaxly.
Both games are set to welcome brand-new features to the series, opening up new possibilities for future Pokémon games to come.
New Features and Gameplay
Back in June 2022, The Pokémon Company had announced via Twitter that Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be open-world, allowing us to explore Paldea without limitations.
We can still follow through with the usual Pokémon League journey a.k.a. Victory Road – with two extra storylines of Path of Legends and Starfall Street added – but everything is now non-linear, meaning we can choose to do any of them whenever we want unlike previous titles.
We’re going to get our hands busy investigating every nook and corner of the new region come 18th November, and that’s great!
Both Pokémon games will now allow in-game multiplayer – a first for the franchise!
Unlike older-generation Pokémon games where you are only limited to Pokémon trading, both Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will let you band together with up to 3 other players, catching wild Pokémon and battling raids cooperatively, as stated from the official games’ website:
“Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet allow multiplayer gameplay with up to four players. Along with series staples, such as trading and battling Pokémon, you will be able to explore the various locations of the region in these games with other players. You can discover new Pokémon and explore unfamiliar areas with your friends and family, opening the door to an adventure more precious and fun than ever!“
We are still waiting for further details about the capacity of multiplayer – whether it’s for local or online play – but we’re optimistic that more info will be shared as we get closer to the game’s eventual launch.
Following the trend of Mega Evolution and Dynamax, the ultimate evolution for generation 9 Pokémon is Terastal Evolution.
By using a special Tera Orb, you can evolve a selected Pokémon into its Tera-type, something that is distinct for every Pokémon, even those that are of the same species.
Aesthetically, your Pokémon will have a huge crystalline decoration on its head while in this form, and its body sparkles brightly like a gem.
In this state – officially called Terastallized – your Pokémon’s stats are improved drastically, besides receiving different Tera-type advantages too.
However, you can only Tera-evolve one Pokémon at a time during a battle, and your Tera Orb loses its power after use. The only ways to recharge it are by touching crystals found throughout Paldea and visiting a Pokémon Centre.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All!
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are exciting entries to the already-popular Pokémon franchise, and we can’t wait to get our hands on both once they arrive next month!
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are expected to be released on 18th November 2022 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Official Pokémon Twitter account, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet website
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