Today The Pokémon Company released a new trailer that goes into the story details in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games.
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.
Three new Pokémon have been introduced in this trailer including two new legendary Pokémon.
- 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.
- 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 (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.