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New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Trailer Reveals Characters, ‘Mons, and a Special Edition Console

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Screenshot

The Pokémon Company has released a “Seek Your Treasure!” trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! The video introduces us to new characters, Pokémon, and features as well as details regarding the titles’ multiple story paths.

Alongside the trailer, TPC revealed a special edition Nintendo Switch OLED Model themed around the games.

Seek Your Treasure! – Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Trailer

In Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the school 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, One Treasure Hunt

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet looks to introduce many new features to the Pokémon franchise. One such twist is that, for the first time, players will be enrolled in school. The school will be critical to the story as it will host an independent study project themed “A Treasure Hunt,” the starting point for three story paths that players can choose from. The hunt also helps to intertwine the different branches as the player journeys through the Paldea region. These three options are:

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.

Team Star

Take a look at Team Star and their boss, Mela, in the screenshots below:

Introducing the “Let’s Go!” Feature

As players explore the Paldea region, they will have the option to have one of their party Pokémon follow them. While exploring the overworld with their companions, players can make use of a handy new feature known as “Let’s Go!”, which allows Pokémon to be sent in any given direction to pick up items in the area and even engage in Auto Battles with nearby Pokémon.

Player using the Let's Go! mechanic in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Meet Armarouge, Ceruledge, and Klawf

Once again, we’ve been treated to a peek at some of the Pokémon we’ll be meeting for the first time in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! This time around, we got our first look at Armarouge, Ceruledge, and Klawf.

Armarouge will be exclusive to Pokémon Violet, while Ceruledge will be exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.

Armarouge

Armarouge in Pokémon Scarlet & 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
Type: Fire/Psychic
Height: 4’11”
Weight: 187.4 lbs.
Ability: Flash Fire

Ceruledge

Ceruledge in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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
Type: Fire/Ghost
Height: 5’3”
Weight: 136.7 lbs.
Ability: Flash Fire

Klawf

Klawf in Pokémon Scarlet & 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.

Category: Ambush Pokémon
Type: Rock
Height: 4’3″ (1.3 m)
Weight: 174.2 lbs. (79.0 kg)
Ability: Anger Shell / Shell Armor

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch OLED Revealed

Following the release of the trailer, it’s been announced that a special edition Switch OLED themed around Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be made available to celebrate the title’s release. The console will release slightly ahead of the game on November 4th!


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are set to release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in just a few months on November 18th! If you’d like more information on the titles, make sure to head over to our game page where you can find all our previous coverage. For all future news on the Pokémon franchise, you’re already in the right place here at RPGFan.

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Tom Cox

Tom Cox

Tom is a news editor for RPGFan with a love of RPGs, Pokémon, and Zelda! When not playing games or writing, he can usually be found hiking with his dog, Otto.

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