Get a quick look of the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Published August 5, 2022, 11:02 AM

by Jonathan Castillo

Pokemon has a tried and test formula for over 20 years. Set off in a wild adventure, capture animals, and make them fight each other. Recent titles introduced new features such as Mega evolutions, special Z Movies, and Dynamax.

Now, with the upcoming Scarlet and Purple, the Pokemon Company is introducing a few new couple of things. You can check them out in the trailers below:

And this one too:

In this iteration of Pokemon, we explore the Paldea region, which seems to be the most expansive map yet. Exploration is now given more focus with the introduction of vehicle Pokemons–Koraidon and Miraidon–that can dash across the landscapes, transform to ride the water, climb mountain cliffs, and glide in the sky.

The Pokemon Company said they’ve expanded Pokemon locations, where you may find some wild Pokemon in treetops and rivers. Although in previous games, knocking on trees did sometimes cause a wild encounter.


■Ride these Legendary Pokémon and embark on an unrestricted adventure

Ride your Legendary Pokémon to traverse the expansive Paldea region and explore every nook and cranny together. Sprint through plains and deserts, move across water, scale cliffs, cross hills, and glide off peaks. Enjoy a fresh and liberating adventure that only an open world can provide.

Meet a variety of people and Pokémon alongside your Legendary Pokémon, and seek out the mysteries that await you in Paldea.

■Sprinting Build / Drive Mode

Traveling through Paldea on foot can be quite a hassle. If you learn how to ride a Sprinting Build Koraidon or Drive Mode Miraidon, you’ll be able to traverse the expansive Paldea region more freely and at full speed.

■Swimming Build / Aquatic Mode

On your adventure, you’ll be able to jump into rivers, lakes, and vibrant oceans as you approach the Pokémon that live there, or cross perilous waters in a snap by riding a Swimming Build Koraidon, or Aquatic Mode Miraidon.

■Gliding Build / Glide Mode

You can jump from mountains, towering cliffs, or tall buildings and glide toward your destination.

Not only does this offer you more options when choosing what to do, but you can also freely glide around and enjoy a view that you can see only from the Paldean skies.

Pokémon Shine and Glimmer like Gems, thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon

■What is the Terastal phenomenon?

This phenomenon is found only in the Paldea region and makes Pokémon shine and glimmer like gems.

When a Pokémon terastallizes, a Tera Jewel appears above the Pokémon’s head like a crown, and the Pokémon’s body glistens like a cut gemstone. It’s said that the terastal energy that seeps from the ground of the Paldea region is involved in the phenomenon. Many details remain unclear, but Professor Sada and Professor Turo are researching this mystery.

■Master Terastallizing and dominate Pokémon battles!

Terastallizing holds the key to victory or defeat in battles in the Paldea region. All Pokémon in Paldea can terastallize to gain a special power.

Each Pokémon has a Tera Type and there are 18 types, meaning there are countless combinations of Pokémon and Tera Types. For example, some Eevee will have a Normal Tera Type, but some other Eevee has a Water Tera Type. A Pokémon’s Tera Type is inactive until the Pokémon terastallizes, at which time the Pokémon’s type will change to its Tera Type. 

Terastallizing a Pokémon allows you to enhance your battle strategies by increasing the power of any moves that have the same type as your Pokémon’s Tera Type, or by changing your Pokémon’s weaknesses. When to activate this special transformation and the combination of Pokémon and Tera Types you choose to use are all up to you. Find what works best for you to gain the upper hand in battle!

The Story Unfolds the Way You Want It To


Weave three grand stories into your adventure as you meet the Pokémon you’ve never seen and unique characters.

These titles have the hallmark Pokémon 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. 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.

In addition, you can freely go back and forth between all three stories, allowing your adventure to develop in the order you want it to. Some may want to reach the rank of Champion and rush through the Gyms, while others might want to go an adventure at their leisure—at times searching for Pokémon 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 Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

New Pokémon and People you can encounter

■ In the Paldea region, you can meet Pokémon for the first time.

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there are many never-before-seen Pokémon waiting for you to discover.

Fidough

This Pokémon Has a Moist, Smooth Feeling to It

Fidough’s moist, smooth skin has elastic qualities and is both firm and soft at the same time. When this Pokémon is excited, they intimidate their opponents by puffing up their bodies to appear bigger.

Their Breath Contains Useful Yeast

Fidough ferments things in its vicinity using the yeast in its breath. Said yeast is useful for cooking, so this Pokémon has been protected by people since long ago.

Pokémon with Paldean Forms

Paldean Wooper

They Live on the Land and Cover Their Bodies with a Poisonous Film

In ancient times, Wooper lived underwater in the Paldea region. But it seems after losing in a struggle for territory, they began living in bogs on land. While living on land, they began to cover their bodies with a poisonous film to keep them from drying out.

Powerful Poisonous Liquid Emits from Their Tough Gills

The Wooper’s gills have hardened thanks to living on the land for so long. Their bodies are heavy and they move slowly, but they can protect themselves by shooting powerful poisonous liquid from their gills. You may see poisoned Pokémon in areas where these Woopers live.

Cetitan

The Horn on the Upper Jaw Freezes the Surroundings

A Cetitan has five hard horns. Among them, the horn on the upper jaw is able to gather ice energy, making the surrounding temperature extremely low and freezing the area around the Pokémon.

Strong Muscles and Thick Blubber

Cetitan needs to have tough muscles to be able to support their immense bodies. They also use their bodies and their incredible power to fend off physical attacks. They can migrate around the snowy regions because they are protected by a thick layer of subcutaneous fat.

■People at the academy

In the center of Paldea sits the largest city in the region: Mesagoza. It is here that you’ll find a school boasting a history that few other schools do, where people from all sorts of regions come to hone their skills against each other, be it through academics or Pokémon battles. 

Clavell

He acts as the director of the academy, and since you’re a new student, he will teach you many things about your school. He can be strict, but he can also be kind. He seems to be a friend of Professor Sada and Professor Turo.

Jacq

Mr. Jacq is your homeroom teacher, and he teaches biology. He is very knowledgeable about Pokémon biology and is the developer of the Pokédex app for the Rotom Phone. He has a slightly airheaded side to him, and he sometimes loses himself in his research.

Arven

Arven is an upperclassman at the academy. He’s good at cooking and researching healthy recipes that can help Pokémon feel better. He will be asking you to help him out, since he isn’t good at Pokémon battles.

Penny

Penny is in the same grade as you. She has a bit of a shy personality, and for some reason, she doesn’t seem to come to the academy very often. She is especially fond of her fluffy Eevee bag and always has it on her back.

■Aim for the Champion Rank!

The Paldea region has a Pokémon League and a special class of pro-rank Pokémon Trainers who have achieved the Champion Rank. These Trainers have grown with their Pokémon to be able to dazzle audiences with their skills in battle.

There are facilities called Pokémon Gyms in many towns, and the leaders of these Gyms are waiting to challenge Trainers like you and your friends.

There is no set path to the Gyms. You can purposefully seek out a stronger Gym Leader, or you can simply stop by a Gym that happens to be located in a town you came across on your journey. This time, you get to plot your very own path along Victory Road. 

Gym Leader of the Glaseado Gym, Grusha

Grusha used to be a professional snowboarder, but he is now the Gym Leader of the Glaseado Gym full-time. He is an ice-type specialist who has Cetitan as his partner. He is usually coolheaded, but when battles get heated, he starts showing the emotions he usually keeps pushed down.

 
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