The Pokemon Company and developer Game Freak have revealed a new trailer and details for the upcoming Pokemon games Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, detailing the game’s school “Treasure Hunt” assignment, Auto Battles, the new Pokemon Armarouge, Ceruledge, and Klawf, and more. A new Nintendo Switch OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition, was also announced and will launch on November 4 for $359.99. Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will launch on November 18 for the Nintendo Switch.
The details via Nintendo can be seen below:
Your Own Story, Woven Through Your Treasure Hunt
The school that you’ve enrolled in hosts a special independent study project. The theme of this assignment is “A Treasure Hunt.” Explore the world and seek out your very own treasure!
Three stories will be woven into your adventure while traversing the sprawling Paldea region. Along Victory Road, you will go to Gyms in different locations in order to to achieve Champion Rank. On the Path of Legends, you can join Arven in search of rare ingredients. And in ★ Starfall Street ★, you’ll challenge Team Star, a group of delinquents causing trouble for the school.
These stories are set in an open world, so where you go is all up to you. A world teeming with Pokemon and people to meet is waiting for you—traverse the Paldea region wherever you heart desires.
Victory Road—Your Path to Champion Rank
There are eight Pokemon Gyms in different locations throughout Paldea, all managed by the Pokemon League. If a Trainer makes their way to the Gyms, defeats all of the Gym Leaders, and then passes the Champion Assessment at the Pokemon League headquarters, they can earn the coveted Champion Rank.
After accepting Nemona’s suggestion to become a Champion-ranked Trainer, you too will be able to visit the eight Pokemon Gyms scattered across the region.
The First Trial of the Gyms: The Gym Test
At a Pokemon Gym, you must first pass a Gym Test before you’ll be allowed to challenge the Gym Leader.
The contents of these Gym Tests are unique to each Gym, but through them, you might come to learn more about the customs and unique features of each city and town, as well as what kind of people the Gym Leaders are.
Let’s Go! A Handy Feature for Exploring the Paldea Region
Tell Your Pokemon to Go Adventure!
You can have one Pokemon out and walking with you in the Paldea region’s great outdoors. When you have a Pokemon exploring with you in the field, you can use the “Let’s Go!” feature to send that Pokemon off in the direction you indicate. The Pokemon you send out then independently picks up items in the area and even has Auto Battles with nearby Pokemon.
What Are Auto Battles?
Auto Battles are a new way of battling that can be activated by using the “Let’s Go!” feature. Doing so will send out a Pokemon to battle wild Pokemon without needing orders from its Trainer. Your Pokemon can be sent into an Auto Battle against any wild Pokemon you see on the field, and it can even find Pokemon to engage in Auto Battles on its own.
When your Pokemon is out and engaging in Auto Battles, you can do what you want—stay by its side to watch over it, or try looking for items nearby. By defeating wild Pokemon in Auto Battles, your Pokemon can also earn items and Exp. Points!
Master using this new feature to explore every nook and cranny of the vast Paldea region with your Pokemon!
More Pokemon Revealed
In addition to new regional Pokemon found across both Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, different species of Pokemon will appear depending on which game the player purchases. Armarouge can be encountered in Pokemon Scarlet and Ceruledge can be encountered in Pokemon Violet.
Category: Fire Warrior Pokemon
Weight: 187.4 lbs.
Ability: Flash Fire
Armarouge’s set of armor belonged to a distinguished warrior and is the source of the energy used for its Psychic-type moves. It also uses the psychic capabilities of this armor to control the fire energy within its body and unleash attacks.
Category: Fire Blades Pokemon
Weight: 136.7 lbs.
Ability: Flash Fire
Ceruledge dons an old set of armor steeped in grudges and wields blades made of fire and ghost energy. In battle, these blades transform into great swords to increase Ceruledge’s power. Cuts from these great swords leave wounds from which life energy will flow.
The final revealed Pokemon Klawf can be encountered in both Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.
Category: Ambush Pokemon
Height: 4’3″ (1.3 m)
Weight: 174.2 lbs. (79.0 kg)
Ability: Anger Shell / Shell Armor
Klawf can rotate their protruding eyeballs to see everything around them, eliminating all their blind spots. They can latch upside down onto cliffs to ambush their prey from above, however, they eventually get dizzy from the blood rushing to their heads, so they cannot stay upside down for very long.
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition
On November 4, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition system will be available at select stores, featuring art inspired by the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet games (sold separately). The Legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon are featured on the glossy front side of the white system’s dock, and a design inspired by the series’ iconic Poke Ball is featured on the back. The back of the system itself is adorned with special illustrations of the three Pokemon you can choose as your first partners in the game—Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly—along with illustrations of symbols players may recognize as they journey through the games. The Joy-Con controllers, which match the main colors of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, feature the school emblems of the Naranja Academy and Uva Academy that appear in the respective games.
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port (LAN cable sold separately), 64 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system, and enhanced audio in handheld and tabletop mode. The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system can be played in three modes: TV mode, played on a TV while the system is docked; handheld mode, when the Joy-Con controllers are attached for portable play; and tabletop mode for on-the-go multiplayer gaming sessions.
The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition system will be available in stores and in the My Nintendo Store at a suggested retail price of $359.99.