Nintendo and The Pokemon Company recently announced that a new version 1.2.0 update will release in late February for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. While additional details about the update weren’t revealed, it will reportedly “add functionality,” but no details have been revealed concerning the game’s many gameplay issues. Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet launched on November 18, and is available now for Nintendo Switch.
Details for the game via Nintendo can be seen below:
Journey Through a New, Open-World Pokemon Adventure
Catch, battle, and train Pokemon in the Paldea Region, a vast land filled with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, small towns, and sprawling cities. Explore a wide-open world at your own pace and traverse land, water, and air by riding on a form-shifting Legendary Pokemon—Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Miraidon in Pokemon Violet. Choose either Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly to be your first partner Pokemon before setting off on your journey through Paldea.
Choose Your Own Path as You Strive for Champion Rank, Take on Titan Pokemon, and Face Off Against Team Star
There is no set path on your Paldea adventure, so you can weave freely through your Treasure Hunt consisting of three grand stories. Along Victory Road, you will challenge Gyms in different locations and aim to achieve Champion Rank. On the Path of Legends, take on gigantic Titan Pokemon that guard rare ingredients. And in ★ Starfall Street ★, you’ll use the new Auto Battle feature to take on Team Star grunts from your school in order to reach their boss.
Encounter Pokemon that Shine and Glimmer Thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon
Pokemon in the Paldea region have the ability to Terastallize to take on a gemstone-like appearance and gain special power. Each Pokemon has a Tera Type that remains inactive until the Pokemon Terastallizes. For example, most Eevee will have a Normal Tera Type, but some other Eevee have a Water Tera Type! When a Terastallized Pokemon uses a move that matches its Tera Type, the boost to that move’s power will be even greater! Terastallizing holds the key to victory or defeat in battles in the Paldea region.