The release date for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet has been set, and they’re coming out on 18th November 2022. With the launch date announced, the Pokémon Company also released a new trailer, revealed the cover art and showed off a bunch of new characters and Pokémon.
One of the biggest differences between Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet is that you will have a different professor, depending on the game you buy. Pokémon Scarlet features Professor Sada, while Pokémon Violet has Pofessor Turo, each one carrying out research into the lore that’s been passed down in the region. The main character that’s shared between the games is Nemona, an energetic and passionate character that will be your friend and guide on the adventure.
There’s also the other people that you can play with… in co-op! Officially described as being the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series, the multiplayer has been expanded beyond simply trading and battling, so you can explore various locations with up to four players in shared space multiplayer.
But on to the new Pokémon! Emblazoned on the cover of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are Koraidon and Miraidon, the two new Legendary Pokémon that feature in these games. Those are in addition to:
In addition to the electric sacs in its cheeks, Pawmi has electricity-discharging organs on its forepaws. It generates electricity by rubbing its cheeks, then it shocks its opponents by touching them with the pads on its forepaws.
The fur that covers its body is good insulation against the cold and serves the purpose of storing electricity. When it feels uneasy, this cautious Pokémon will begin rubbing its cheeks, preparing itself to discharge an electric shock.
Category: Mouse Pokémon
Weight: 5.5 lbs.
Ability: Static / Natural Cure
Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that Bug-type Pokémon dislike. If attacked by an opponent and startled, it will charge forward in a panic.
It may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food.
Category: Hog Pokémon
Weight: 22.5 lbs.
Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony
The oil that comes out of its head has a very strong bitter taste, and it is not suitable for consumption.
When startled or attacked, Smoliv will shoot this oil out, slowing its opponent down. It will then seize that moment to run away.
In the fruit on its head, Smoliv stores oil made from nutrients it gathers through photosynthesis. As a result, it can go for a week without eating or drinking. It prefers dry and sunny climates, and it seems to spend its days sunbathing.
Category: Olive Pokémon
Weight: 14.3 lbs.
Ability: Early Bird
They also shared some more insights into the partner Pokémon that you’ll choose from at the start of the game:
Capricious and attention seeking, it may sulk if it sees its Trainer giving attention to a Pokémon other than itself.
When Sprigatito kneads and rubs with its forepaws, a sweet aroma is released that can mesmerize those around it. This aroma has therapeutic qualities and makes opponents lose their will to battle. The composition of its fluffy fur is similar to plants, letting it create energy by absorbing sunlight. It adds moisture to its fur by grooming itself, which aids its ability to photosynthesize.
Category: Grass Cat Pokémon
Weight: 9 lbs.
Fuecoco is laid-back and does things at its own pace. It loves to eat, and it will sprint toward any food it finds with a glint in its eye.
External heat is absorbed by the square scales on Fuecoco’s stomach and back, then converted into fire energy. These scales are always warm, and at times they can also grow very hot. Flickering atop Fuecoco’s head is fire energy that is leaking out from inside the Pokémon’s body. When Fuecoco gets excited, its head spouts more flames.
Category: Fire Croc Pokémon
Weight: 21.6 lbs.
This serious-mannered Pokémon will follow in its Trainer’s wake. Quaxly is tidy, and it especially dislikes getting its head dirty.
Its body is always glossy because the gel secreted by its feathers repels water and grime. The coif on its head is slicked back using a rich, moist cream, and it becomes unkempt when dry. It has strong legs and can swim without difficulty even in places with strong currents. In battle, it kicks its opponents swiftly and repeatedly.
Category: Duckling Pokémon
Weight: 13.4 lbs.
Quite a lot to take in! What do you think of this new pair of Pokémon games?
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