NEW CHARACTERS, POKÉMON, AND FEATURES REVEALED FOR POKÉMON SCARLET AND POKÉMON VIOLET
Choose your own path in the Paldea region and face off against Team Star!
BELLEVUE, Wash. — September 7, 2022 — Today, The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo revealed more details about the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games. Multiple story paths, new features, new characters, and more Pokémon from the Paldea region were announced. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will launch November 18, 2022, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system.
Your Own Story, Woven Through Your Treasure Hunt
In Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, players are enrolled in a school that will host an independent study project themed, “A Treasure Hunt.” Three stories will be woven into the player’s adventures while traversing the sprawling Paldea region:
Victory Road: Players will go to Gyms in different locations to achieve Champion Rank.
Path of Legends: Upperclassmen Arven will join the player in search of rare ingredients called Herba Mystica.
Starfall Street: Players will challenge Team Star, a group of delinquents causing trouble for the school.
These stories are set in an open world teeming with Pokémon and people to meet, so players can determine which path to take and explore however they desire.
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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon Gyms in different locations throughout Paldea, all managed by the Pokémon League. If a Trainer makes their way to the Gyms, defeats all of the Gym Leaders, and then passes the Champion Assessment at the Pokémon 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 Pokémon Gyms scattered across the region.
The First Trial of the Gyms: The Gym Test
At a Pokémon 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.
Ms. Geeta, Chairwoman of the Pokémon League
Geeta is the chairwoman of the Pokémon League, which operates Paldea’s Pokémon Gyms. Among the region’s Champions, she reigns supreme as the most skilled Triner of all. Though mild-mannered, Geeta still has a commanding presence, and it’s said that anyone who calls themselves a Pokémon Trainer looks up to her. It appears that she is looking for exceptional young talents capable of conquering the Pokémon League.
Brassius, Gym Leader of the Artazon Gym
Brassius is the Gym Leader of Artazon, a town that’s alive with flowers and art. He specializes in using Grass-type Pokémon and is known as the Verdant Virtuoso. Gym Leader Brassius treats Pokémon battles as works of art and is always in search of artistic quality, using his Gym Test to help judge a Trainer’s aesthetic sensibilities.
His pièce de résistance, “Surrendering Sunflora,” is a statue installation depicting adorable Sunflora with somber expressions. Just what these Sunflora are surrendering to is a topic of debate among connoiseurs.
Face Off Against the School’s Troublemakers in ★ Starfall Street ★
Team Star was formed by the school’s most rebellious students and is made up of several squads. Each squad is led by its own boss, each with their own base scattered across the Paldea region. These class-cutting delinquents cause trouble for all those around them, giving the academy’s students and teachers a hard time by disturbing the peace and using pushy recruitment tactics. March up to their bases and face off against the troublemaking Team Star!
Make Your Way into Team Star’s Bases to Take Down Their Bosses!
When you go to take on each squad’s base, Team Star’s many grunts will send out a relentless barrage of Pokémon to get in your way. By defeating enough of the grunts’ Pokémon within a given time limit, you’ll be able to challenge their boss to a battle. Engage in Auto Battles—a convenient feature that’s new to these titles—to overcome the unending barrage of Team Star’s grunts and their Pokémon! NOTE: The uniforms worn by the members of Team Star will differ depending on the version of the game you play.
Take on the Bosses Riding Their Starmobiles
Once you overcome the waves of Team Star Grunts, their boss will appear in a custom car called the Starmobile. It seems that during your Pokémon battles with these bosses, the Starmobile itself will get in your way. Take down each squad’s boss by defeating their party Pokémon and their Starmobiles!
Mela, Boss of the Schedar Squad (AKA Team Star’s Fire crew)
Mela is the boss of Team Star’s Fire crew, the Schedar Squad. As the team’s best all-rounder, Mela fixes any and every problem thrown her way, though her methods are heavy-handed. She leaves a forceful and gruff impression, but her steadfast devotion to completing anything she puts her mind to has earned her the trust of her teammates. NOTE: The uniforms worn by the members of Team Star will differ depending on the version of the game you play.
Let’s Go! A Handy Feature for Exploring the Paldea Region
Players can have one Pokémon out and walking with them in the Paldea region’s great outdoors. When they have a Pokémon exploring with them in the field, players can use the “Let’s Go!” feature to send that Pokémon off in the direction they indicate. The Pokémon the player sends out then independently picks up items in the area and even has Auto Battles with nearby Pokémon.
More Pokémon Revealed
In addition to new regional Pokémon found across both Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, different species of Pokémon will appear depending on which game the player purchases. Armarouge can be encountered in Pokémon Scarlet and Ceruledge can be encountered in Pokémon Violet.
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 Warrior Pokemon
Weight: 187.4 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.
Category: Fire Blades Pokemon
Weight: 136.7 lbs.
Ability: Flash Fire
The final revealed Pokémon Klawf can be encountered in both Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
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: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition
Release of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition featuring art of the legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto, Minami-ku, Japan; Representative Director and President: Shuntaro Furukawa) will release Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition featuring art of the legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon from the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games for Nintendo Switch as well as the art of Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, the first partner Pokémon you can choose in the game. Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition will be available on November 4th, 2022, at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of 38,980 yen (including tax) *.
*The Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games are not included.
Features of Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition
Legendary Pokémon printed on the white dock
The white dock features the legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon on the glossy front and a design inspired by a monster ball on the lower left of the back.
Original illustrations of the first partner Pokémon
Special illustrations of the three Pokémon you can choose as your first partner in the game, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly, are printed on the back, along with illustrations of various symbols that appear in the game.
Special colored Joy-Con controllers
The special-colored Joy-Con controllers, which match the main colors of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, feature the school emblems of the Naranja Academy and Uva Academy that appear in the respective games.
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition Product Overview
Product name: Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition Release Date: Friday, November 4, 2022 MSRP: 38,980 yen (including tax) Publisher: Nintendo Items included: