‘Pokémon Scarlet’ and ‘Violet’: New Trailer and Gameplay Details Revealed!


In just over two month’s time, Trainers will embark on their next big adventure across the Paldea region in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Ahead of the release, a new trailer and additional details about the games have been revealed!

Check out the trailer below.

A Treasure Hunt

Following the success of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the franchise’s first open-world RPGs. Players will have the option to explore at their leisure (rather than in a specific order dictated by the story, as seen in previous generations) whilst they embark on their journey to become a Pokémon Trainer.

The game’s structure will come in the form of “A Treasure Hunt,” which is a special independent study project hosted by the school that players will enroll in. Three stories will be available to pursue throughout your adventures, including battling at the eight Gyms on Victory Road to achieve Champion Rank, searching for rare ingredients with Arven on the Path of Legends, and challenging a group of delinquents known as Team Star.

Go here for more information on A Treasure Hunt.

Let’s Go! and Auto Battles

As revealed today, players will be excited and relieved to learn that the Lets Go! feature will allow you to have one Pokémon out and walking beside you as you journey through the Paldea region! You will have the option to also send your Pokémon off independently in the direction that you indicate, and they’ll be able to pick up items and engage in Auto Battles with other Pokémon. When your Pokémon is in an Auto Battle, you can either choose to watch or explore nearby while your partner earns items and experience points.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will launch for Nintendo Switch on November 18. Pre-orders are now available on Nintendo eShop.

Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. If she's not writing or out and about with her camera, she's probably watching anime, nerding out over Star Wars, reading manga, and definitely forgetting to water her plants. And waiting for the Genshin loading screen to pop up. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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