Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Developer: The Pokemon Company
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is an RPG developed by Game Freak, and published by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo. The game is first revealed in the Pokémon Presents live stream event on the 27th of February, as known as the Pokémon Day, in 2022. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are expected to be available worldwide on Nintendo Switch on 18 November 2022 and their pre-orders start on 4 August 2022.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are said to be the first open-world RPG of the main Pokémon series, similar to the previous Pokémon Legends: Arceus game. Players will embark on an epic adventure in the Paldea Region, where a variety of beautiful landscapes are present. Unlike the past main series game, the legendary Pokémon of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Koraidon and Miraidon, will join the player's adventure all along. The two legendary Pokémon have the ability to transform themselves to travel around different terrains, including surfing and even flying. Exploration is one of the biggest emphasis of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
The game is also the first game of the 9th generation of the Pokémon series, as in the trailer, a new starter Pokémon trio is revealed, which are Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. Apart from them, Pokémon like Pawmi, Smoliv, Lechonk are also revealed as a part of the newly-added Pokémon in Gen 9. Region forms of Pokémon are also discovered in the Paldea Region, as there is Paldean Wooper, which has become a poison/ground type. Players can definitely expect some more new Pokémon in the future.
Similar to Mega Evolution, Z-move, and Dynamax in the previous games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet introduce a new battle mechanic called the "Terastal Phenomenon". When a Pokémon Terastallizes, its body glisters and shines like a gemstone. The Terastal Phenomenon can grant Pokémon a new "Tera Type", which can cover its original type weaknesses and boost moves of a certain type. This mechanic and features like Tera Pokémon and Tera Raid Battles will become crucial in the Pokémon battles of Gen 9.
Lastly, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet also introduce a multi-player gameplay with up to 4 players. Players can discover the vast Paldea Region with their friends and families, which will definitely create more fun and excitement. For more information, don't forget to check out the official website of the game!
Official Website: https://scarletviolet.pokemon.com/en-us/