New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Trailer Reveals Story Details and New Pokémon

Today The Pokémon Company released a new trailer that goes into the story details in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet New Trailer

The player will have three quest lines that they can take on as part of their Treasure Hunt adventure.

Victory Road has trainers taking on the Pokémon League challenge where they collect the 8 gym bags and take on the Elite Four to become the Paldea region champion. The trailer introduces the Pokémon League Chairwomen, and Champion, Geeta (オモダカ, Omodaka), as well as the Grass-type Gym Leader Brassius (コルサ, Korusa). The gyms will feature Gym Tests which seem to be challenges that the player must progress through in order to face the gym leader. The trailer also reveals that Gym Leaders will be able to terastalize their Pokémon.

Starfall Street: The trailer introduces Team Star, a gang of delinquent students that has been causing trouble for the academy. Mela (メロコ, Meroko), the leader of Team Star’s Fire crew is also revealed. This suggests that there may be more crews in Team Star representing different types of Pokémon.

Path of Legends is a questline that has the player exploring the region to collect Herba Mystica. These mysterious herbs are guarded by Titan Pokémon, which are powerful and larger than normal versions of Pokémon. This seems to be similar to the Noble Pokémon from Pokémon Legends Arceus.

Let’s Go is a new feature that lets players send out the Pokémon following them in a direction, and that Pokémon will go on a quest where it picks up items and can auto-battle wild Pokémon. Auto battling is a new feature where the player’s Pokémon automatically battles wild Pokémon.

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New Pokémon

Three new Pokémon have been introduced in this trailer including two new legendary Pokémon.

Klawf

  • Category: The Ambush Pokémon
  • Type: Rock
  • Abilities: Anger Shell / Shell Armor

Klawf (ガケガニ, Gakegani )is a Rock-type land crab Pokémon. They like to hang upside down onto cliffs to ambush prey using their 360 vision from their protruding eyes. They get dizzy from the blood rushing to their head, so they can’t hang on to cliffs for long.

Armarouge

  • Category: Fire Warrior Pokemon
  • Type: Fire/Psychic
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Armarouge (グレンアルマ, Gurenaruma) is exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet. It wears a set of armor that belonged to a distinguished warrior. The armor is the source of the Psychic energy this Pokémon uses in combination with the fire within it’s body to attack.

Ceruledge


Ceruledge (ソウブレイズ, Soubureizu) is exclusive to Pokémon Violet. It dons ancient armor that is steeped in grudges. This Pokémon wields blades made from the ghostly energy from the armor combined with the fire from its body. These blades can transform into a great sword increasing Ceruledge’s strength. Prey that is cut by these blades will have wounds that leak out the victims life energy.

  • Category: Fire Blades Pokemon
  • Type: Fire/Ghost
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are scheduled to release on November 18th for the Nintendo Switch. A Pokémon Scarlet and Violet themed Nintendo Switch OLED model is set to release at the same time as the games.

Pokémon Company Fully Unveils New Pokémon: Grafaiai

Today The Pokémon company fully revealed the new Pokémon Grafaiai. The company had been teasing this Pokémon all week with social media posts.

A trailer video and a gameplay video were posted on YouTube today to fully show off Grafaiai. It is the first Poison/Normal-type Pokémon in the series thus far.

Grafaia

Toxic Monkey Pokémon

Abilities: Unburden/Poison Touch

Grafaiai is a poison/normal monkey Pokémon. It appears to be based on the Aye-Aye It uses its paint-like saliva to mark its territory and attract prey. Grafafi’s saliva is very toxic and changes color based on what it eats. The markings it creates release a sweet scent that draws in bug Pokémon that they become paralyzed as soon as they touch the marks. Grafaiai later returns to the markings to pick up the incapacitated prey.

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Grafaiai are moody and extremely territorial often getting into territorial scuffles with other Pokémon. Because of this, they don’t gather in packs preferring to hunt alone.

Pokémon Company Hints at New Scarlet and Violet Information Coming Soon

Today the Official Pokémon social media accounts posted mysterious images hinting at a possible upcoming reveal of new information for the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games.

The posts show four images depicting strange paint marks on random locations in a forest. The photos show what appear to be painted multi-colored circle marks that somewhat resemble targets and stripes painted on trees and rocks. The text accompanying the posts says that the photos of the strange marks were taken by a photographer from the Paldea region, and that the markings have been getting attention from the citizens.

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Fans have speculated that these markings could possibly hint at a regional variant or evolution for the Pokémon Smeargle. Another speculation is that the photographer that took the photos may be a gym leader. As of yet it is unknown when The Pokémon Company will next post to fully announce the new information.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will release on November 19th on Nintendo Switch.

New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Information Revealed at 2022 World Championships

During the closing ceremonies for the 2022 Pokémon World Championships a new game play trailer for the upcoming games Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet was revealed.

Online battles and Ranked Battles will return in Scarlet and Violet with all the same formats previously seen in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

New Pokémon:

Cyclizar

This Dragon/Normal-type appears to be the pre-evolution to Koraidon and Miraidon in a manner similar to how Cosmog in Pokémon Sun and Moon evolved into Solgaleo and Lunala. Cyclizar has a new ability called Shed Tail. This ability lets Cyclizar shed its tail and creates a substitute while swapping out with another Pokémon on the team so the teammate switches in with a substitute already set up.

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The trailer shows a new item called Mirror Herb that activates when an opponent gets a stat boost and copies that boost.

Another new hold item called Loaded Dice which increases the likelihood of multi-hit attacks like Bullet Seed hitting more times in a row.

The new item Covert Cloak is a hold item that prevents the secondary effects of opponents attacks from activating, for example the Filching effect from the move Fake Out won’t activate.

The new move Tera Blast is a Normal type attack that changes type when to match a Pokémon’s Type when terastalized. The move can be a physical or a special attack based on which attacking stat is higher on the Pokémon using it.

The location for the 2023 Pokémon World Championships has been revealed as Yokohama Japan.

Pokémon Presents Stream Reveals New Details on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

During today’s Pokémon Presents streaming event a bevy of new details and information for the upcoming Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet were revealed. The trailer gives us hint at the story which will be divided into three quest-lines, the Gym Quest line where the player seeks out the 8 Gym Leaders and aims for the rank of Pokémon League Champion, the two other quest-lines were not revealed.

The region the game takes place in is called the Paldea Region. It is a vast region with a variety of environments from open fields to mountainous regions to lakes, and wastelands. The player enrolls in the Naranja Academy in Scarlet and Uva Academy in Violet. This venerable academy is the oldest school in Paldea and sits in the center of the largest city in the region Mesagoza City. At the Academy you’ll find people from various regions all gathered to hone their skills in academics as well as Pokémon, this makes student body is very diverse with students of all ages taking the same classes.

Mr. Jacq is the player’s homeroom teacher. It is very knowledgeable about Pokémon biology and created the PokéDex app that the player uses on their Rotom Phone. He can be a bit flighty as he becomes absorbed in his research.

Director Clavell runs the academy and soon after the player enrolls he announces a school-wide independent research project called the Treasure Hunt. Students are to go on a journey through Paldea region and learn about the people and Pokémon as they gather experiences and discover their own personal treasure.

One of the 8 Gym Leaders of the Paldea region is Grusha he is a former pro snowboarder with a cool-headed temperament. Grusa is a master of Ice-Type Pokémon.

Arven is an upperclassman. He is not very good at Pokémon battles but he is an excellent cook and researches Pokémon health and nutrition. He will ask the player to help him out.

Penny is a classmate. She has a shy personality and tends not to come to class often. She is very fond of her fluffy Eevee backpack.

The new battle mechanic was shown off in detail. It is called Terastal and it is similar to Mega Evolution. When a Pokémon Terastallizes it takes on a crystalline appearance and gains a sort of crown accessory called a Tera Jewel. The Pokémon gains better stats and stronger attacks and, in some cases, new typing. All Pokémon in Paldea are capable of Terestallizing. Every Pokémon has a hidden Tera Type that doesn’t activate until that Pokémon Terastallizes and it becomes that type. For example a Pikachu will normally have an Electric Tera Type matching it’s usual type, however some Pikachu will have a Flying Tera Type and when those Pikachu Terastallize they become Flying-types getting Pokémon with these rare Tera Types can be a key advantage in battles.

Raid Battles return as Tera Raid battles where up to four players can band together to fight a strong Terastallized Pokémon. The battles are streamlined so players no longer have to wait for their teammates turns to pass before making a move. This makes cooperating with your teammates even more key to come out victorious in these Tera Raids. After winning a Tera Raid all participants will have a chance to catch the defeated Pokémon. Tera Raids are a good way to capture Pokémon with rare Tera Types.

A couple new Pokémon were revealed in today’s trailer:

Fidough is the Fairy-type puppy Pokémon. It resembles mochi or baked confectionery treats like donuts, this Pokémon’s breath has a yeast quality that it uses to ferment things around it, this yeast breath is also useful for cooking.

Paldean Wooper is the Paldean Regional Variant of Wooper, it is a Poison/Ground-Type. In the ancient past the Wooper of Paldea were driven from the waters by competing Pokémon, and they moved into bogs on land where they adapted by covering their bodies with a poisonous film to keep from drying out as they live on land.Their gills hardened over time and they developed the ability to shoot poisonous liquid from them.

Cetitan is an Ice-type terrestrial whale Pokémon. It has strong muscles and thick blubber to support it’s heavy body

‘Pokémon Presents’ Stream Coming Later This Week, Promises New Details on Scarlet and Violet

Today The Pokémon Company announced that a Pokémon Presents streaming event is coming on August 3rd at 6:00AM PDT/9:00AM EDT. According to the post the stream will be roughly 20 minutes in length and contain new details on the hotly-anticipated Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games for Nintendo Switch. The presentation will also feature new information on various Pokémon apps such as the Pokémon GO, and Pokémon Masters EX mobile games. At this time it is unknown if any brand new mobile apps will be announced.

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There has been a rumor circulating that a new evolution for the Pokémon Eevee might be revealed. This rumor started due to the Pokémon social media accounts posting clips of Eevee evolving into it’s known forms over the past few days, combined with Eevee having a big spotlight in upcoming episodes of the Pokémon anime in Japan.

Pokimane Announces She is Taking a Break From Streaming

Today Pokimane took to her social media to announce that she is taking a break from streaming. In her post she cites the reason is to focus on herself and her life offline.

This announcement comes just after Pokimane has finished her week-long trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands where the streamer attended Twitch Con and before that, Pokimane took a trip to Seoul South Korea in mid-June.

At this time it is unknown for how long this break will last. In 2020 Pokimane took a month-long hiatus from streaming that appeared to be in order to escape from an online controversy the streamer started with her most recent DMCA abuse scandals. As this hiatus seems to be unprompted by any recent behavior from the 26 year-old streamer, it is likely that this break will not be nearly as long.

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Nintendo Stealth Drops a New Trailer for Bayonetta 3, October Release Date Confirmed

In a stealth drop Nintendo posted a brand-new trailer for hotly-anticipated Bayonetta 3. The trailer shows Bayonetta fighting a new enemy called homunculi, which are mad-made bioweapons. A new witch named Viola shows up in the trailer as another playable character. Jeanne, Luka and Rodin are also shown in the trailer.

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Bayonetta 3 released on October 28 on Nintendo Switch.

Pokémon TGC Reality TV Series in Development

The Pokémon Company announced that is is currently casting for Pokémon TCG fans for an “unscripted series involving the Pokémon TCG”. The casting is taking place in the greater Los Angeles area. The format this series will take, and the expected release date are currently unknown.

The language in the casting denouncement hints that the show may be about pairing TCG fans of various skill levels with expert TCG players.

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Nordisk Games Acquires Until Dawn Developer Supermassive Games

On Tuesday Nordisk Games announced that they have acquired Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology developer Supermassive Games.

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in 2021 Nordisk purchased a 30.7% stake in Supermassive Games, now Nordisck owns 100% of the developer making it the third wholly-owned studio in Nordisk’s portfolio.

Supermassive Game is known for developing the smash hit horror game Until Dawn, and the Dark Anthology trilogy. In 2022 Supermassive released The Quarry which was met with solid reviews.