Nintendo returned to show Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the two ninth-generation chapters of the world’s most popular video game series, during the Pokémon Presents 2022 summer event. As promised, the new trailer includes about 6 minutes of commented gameplay. It reveals some of the new game mechanics, including the phenomenon of teracrystallization and the ability to complete the story by choosing independently which of the three main objectives to pursue. At the end of the event, pre-orders’ opening was announced, with a release date set for November 18 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violetare the first open-world RPGs in the series. GameFreak said they kept all the core mechanics loved by players but added others to evolve the experience into something new. The story will take place in Paldea, a new region with many unreleased Pokémon and some great returns. The protagonist (or the protagonist) will attend the Arancia or Uva academy and participate in an extracurricular project that will require you to find your “treasure”, whatever it is. Being an RPG, players can choose which of the three missions to complete to get to the credits: the first will revolve around the fight in the gyms. At the same time, the other two will be revealed in the future but will probably be focused on completing the Pokédex and resolving some mystery.
Being two open-world video games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will allow you to explore every ravine of the great Paldea region, alone or in the company of up to three friends. It will also be possible to use the powers of the new Legendary Pokémon, Koraidon ( Scarlet ), and Miraidon ( Violet ), which will transform to allow the player to travel faster and climb mountains or glide towards the horizon. The final part of the presentation also presented the new Pokémon Teratipo, regional forms available for all Pokémon in Paldea.
The video explains that the teracrystallized Pokémon’s appearance is becoming shining like gems and, in some cases, even type. Pikachu, for example, can transform and become a flying Pokémon. In contrast, others like Eevee can remain the normal type, or perhaps – in case the player manages to catch a rare one – transform into a grass or water teratype. Raids have been added to capture Pokémon with the rarest terecrystallizations, allowing a group of friends to fight a very powerful Pokémon and try to catch it.