The Pokemon Company and developer Game Freak released a new trailer along with new details for the upcoming Pokemon games, Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. The publisher detailed the Paldea Region, the outdoor Pokemon Center, the new Rotom Phone, the exclusive Pokemon for each version, and more. Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will both launch on November 18 for Nintendo Switch.
Details on the upcoming games via the publisher can be seen below:
The Sprawling Landscapes and Vibrant Towns Woven into the Paldea Region
Your adventure takes place in the Paldea region, a land of vast open spaces dotted with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, and perilous mountain ranges. Along the way, all sorts of Trainers will be adventuring and honing their skills with Pokemon battles.
You can find lots of people and Pokemon living together in a variety of locations, ranging from a farming village with bountiful harvests to a port town with a bustling marketplace.
There are also Pokemon living in treetops, rivers, and all sorts of other locations in the wilderness—and they’re all just waiting to meet you.
Your adventuring companion, the Rotom Phone
A must-have for traveling in the Paldea region, the Rotom Phone has several apps and features that will come in handy during your adventures. This time, the Pokedex will be loaded on the Rotom Phone as an app. Your map will also be an app on your Rotom Phone. You’ll be able to see a map of the entire Paldea region in the map app, which will naturally show your current location. You’ll also see all kinds of information, like nearby towns, Pokemon Centers, and wild Pokemon.
The mainstay of Pokemon Trainers – the outdoor Pokemon Center
Adventuring in the vast Paldea region won’t be a walk in the park. In order to battle Pokemon Trainers and catch wild Pokemon, you will need to rest your Pokemon and get Poke Balls to catch more Pokemon.
To support Pokemon Trainers, there are many outdoor Pokemon Centers scattered about Paldea. Trainers can easily find Pokemon Centers even from far away—Pokemon Centers light up at night, and each of them has a Poke Ball sign on the roof.
Depending on the version of the game you have, the Pokemon that appear will differ
There are several differences between Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, and one such difference is the species of Pokemon that appear. For example, Larvitar and Stonjourner appear in Pokemon Scarlet, while Bagon and Eiscue appear in Pokemon Violet.
The Story Unfolds the Way You Want It To
Weave three grand stories into your adventure as you meet Pokemon you’ve never seen and unique characters. These titles have the hallmark Pokemon story of going to Gyms and aiming to become a Champion, but there is no set path, so you can go to whichever Gym you want to challenge in the order you desire.
Furthermore, there are two other grand stories besides your pursuit of becoming a Champion, and many trials and tribulations await you in those stories as well. Please look forward to finding out what kinds of stories they are.
Furthermore, you can freely go back and forth between all three stories, allowing your adventure to develop in the way you want it to. Some may want to reach the rank of Champion and rush through the Gyms, while others might want to adventure at their leisure—at times searching for Pokemon or meeting all sorts of people. Everybody can experience the game the way they want to. Being able to make your very own story is one of the hallmarks of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.
Enjoy Pokemon with Friends
In Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, you can trade and battle with Trainers all over the world by using a feature called the Poke Portal.
Use the Nintendo Switch system’s local wireless to connect with people nearby or use an internet connection to interact with people from all over the world.
Enjoy co-op play with the Union Circle!
Your adventure is bound to be more enjoyable by playing with friends, cooperating to beat Tera Pokemon in Tera Raid Battles, and sometimes even testing your skills against each other.
Additionally, with the new Union Circle feature added to the Poke Portal, you and up to three friends can adventure together in the same space, cheering each other on as you battle wild Pokemon or showing each other the Pokemon that walk along with you.
There is no single way to play using the Union Circle. You can wander around together and spend time with your friends how you want to!
—Coordinate with your friends and grasp victory!
—Take your favorite Pokemon for a stroll!
—Adventure by barreling: through the open fields of the Paldea region with up to three friends!
Trade Pokemon with each other
In the Poke Portal, there are two features that allow you to enjoy trading, Link Trades and Surprise Trades. A Link Trade lets you trade with a specific person. With a Surprise Trade, after choosing a Pokemon to trade, you’ll be able to trade with a random Trainer somewhere in the world.
Make lots of trades to find your favorite Pokemon and complete the Pokedex!
If you go to the Link Battle option in the Poke Portal, you’ll be able to have Pokemon battles with other Pokemon Trainers.
There are many battle formats. Hone your skills in Pokemon battles with Trainers from all around the world, using the Pokemon you trained!