A brand new trailer for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet was unveiled during the recent Pokemon Presents livestream, showcasing both the region trainers will be traveling through and a whole new type of Pokemon evolution.
The game takes place in the Paldea region, which players will traverse using the two legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon. The story centers on a Pokemon academy, where the main character is a student who sets out to explore the world. Academy characters include director Clavell, a student named Arven, a mysterious and shy student named Penny, and many more.
Three new Pokemon debuted during the showcase, including the Glacial Cetitan, Rolly Ruffian Fidough, and the game’s first Paldean variant in Wooper. These new Pokémon join previously announced Pokémon like Sprigatito, Fuecoco, Quaxley, and Lechonk.
A new type of special Pokemon evolution was also introduced: Terastal Pokemon, following in the footsteps of Gigantamax and Mega Evolution. Terastallizing a Pokémon with a Tera Orb gives it a jewel-like appearance, making its moves stronger and sometimes changing the type of Pokémon. The transformation can only be performed once per battle, after which the Tera Orb must be recharged at a Pokemon Center or via Crystals located around the world. Players can take on wild Terastal Pokémon through Tera Raids – all new challenges that allow up to four players at once
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is the latest installment in the hugely popular Pokemon franchise. It is set to release on November 18 exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
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