Latest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer reveals more of the world, new Pokémon and a November release date!

Posted at: 1:03pm on 1st June 2022(Updated at: 1:42 pm 1/6/2022)

The latest trailer for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has been released, with details including new Pokémon, the starring Legendary Pokémon and a worldwide release date of Friday 18th November 2022!

New Multiplayer Feature

As well as being the first ‘true’ open world Pokémon game, Scarlet and Violet will also support exploring the new Spain-inspired region, as well as trading and battling, with up to four players at the same time. The latest trailer also shows that following Pokémon once again make their return, including in this mode with all four players being able to separately explore the same world with their own partner Pokémon.

New Characters

For the first time in the series, a different Pokémon Professor will be taking the lead depending on which game you are playing. In Pokémon Scarlet, players meet Professor Sada, while Violet players will meet Professor Turo. What difference they will make to the gameplay remains to be seen.

Professor Sada, Pokémon Scarlet’s Professor
Professor Turo, Pokémon Violet’s professor

Also introduced is Nemona as your rival. She’s described as having a sunny, energetic disposition and is passionate about Pokémon battles. She’ll also act as a friend and guide for players due to her experience as a Pokémon trainer. Nemona’s initial team consists of three of the new Pokémon revealed today.

New Pokémon

Pawmi

  • Category: Mouse Pokémon
  • Type: Electric
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Static / Natural Cure

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.

Lechonk

  • Category: Hog Pokémon
  • Type: Normal
  • Height: 1’8″
  • Weight: 22.5 lbs.
  • Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony

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.

Smoliv

  • Category: Olive Pokémon
  • Type: Grass/Normal
  • Height: 1′
  • Weight: 14.3 lbs.
  • Ability: Early Bird

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.

New Legendary Pokémon

Scarlet and Violet’s starring Legendary Pokémon have also been revealed. Interestingly, they exhibit a sort of tribal vs futuristic design that’s also mirrored in the Professors…

The two Pokémon feature on the cover art for the games and the title logos are embellished with foil stamp-like designs that use these Legendary Pokémon as motifs. The packages of these games are said to have “a similar look to the covers of old books and evoke the feeling that a new story lies ahead”.

Koraidon

Miraidon

Also confirmed is that a Dual Pack of both physical versions of the games will also be available, as with most recent releases. We’re still waiting, however, for more details on the new Region, and what potential new gimmick might feature in the games (although Nemona’s wrist sure seems like a new type of gadget much like Dynamax Bands and Mega Bracelets!). Hopefully now that the floodgates have creaked open, however, it won’t be too long before we find out some more ahead of November’s release.

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