Today the Pokémon Company released a new trailer showing off more details for the upcoming games Pokémon Scarlet Version and Pokémon Violet Version.
The trailer shows off the new professors, the new friend/rival, and a selection of new Pokémon including the legendary Pokémon that are on the game boxes. The trailer also gave a small look at some game elements.
Two new Pokémon Professors were introduced. For the first time is series history the Pokémon professor that gives the player their starting Pokémon will vary depending on which version the player chooses.
Professor Sada will be the professor in the Scarlet Version. She has a rugged jungle or ancient cavewoman aesthetic.
Professor Turo will be the professor in the Violet Version. He has a sleek futuristic design. At this time it isn’t known what the professors specialize in, however their research seems to be connected to the two legendary Pokémon.
Nemona appears to be the friendly rival character for the game. She has a student aesthetic with a similar uniform to the player. She is good an Pokémon battles, but she seems to be bad at throwing Poké Balls. She has the new Pawmi, Lechonk and Smolive on her team.
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
- Type: Electric
- Height: 1′
- 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
- Type: Normal
- Height: 1’8″
- 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
- Type: Grass/Normal
- Height: 1′
- Weight: 14.3 lbs.
- Ability: Early Bird
The Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon
Koraidon and Miraidon are the legendary Pokémon that grace the covers of the games. Koraidon can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Miraidon can be found in Pokemon Violet. Both Pokémon appear to be be based on motorcycles and are reptilian. Koraidon has a wild aesthetic and the name indicates it is connected to the ancient past. Miraidon has a clean digital aesthetic and the name indicates it is connected to the technological future. At this time it is unknown what types these Pokémon are.
New Game Elements
The trailer revealed a few of the new elements present in the games. It confirms that the game is open world and players will be able to explore the world in any way they want. The player will not be bound to a pre-determined order of exploration. This means that players will be able to take on the gyms and other story elements in any order. The trailer also gives us a look at the battle screen which is dynamic, with clear menus.
Players will be able to connect together and explore the in-game world individually with de-synchronized gameplay. Pokémon trading between players is fast and fluid.
Release Date This Fall
Pokémon Scarlet Version and Pokémon Violet Version will release on November 18th 2022. Preorders are open now.