When Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is released for the Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022, fans can look forward to several exciting innovations. These will affect not only the selection of Pokémon but also the game world and the arena system.
What’s it about? With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Pokémon fans can look forward to a potential open-world treat on the Nintendo Switch. We summarize what new features you can look forward to when the latest series offshoot is released on November 18, 2022.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Story, game world, Pokémon – All innovations at a glance
What is Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the next “real” Pokémon game for the Nintendo Switch, following on from Pokémon Sword and Shield. As usual, you’ll catch many pocket monsters, experience adventures in a region that this time goes by the name of Paldea, and collect Arena Medals to become the best.
What are the new features? Although the developers are staying true to the basic gameplay of Pokémon RPGs with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you can look forward to a number of changes. These include the story, the arena system, and the game world.
More focus on free exploration
Open game world: In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, we roam through a completely open game world without restrictions. Paldea is modeled after the Iberian Peninsula and therefore offers a lot of sun, beach, and sea. We can freely explore the world without a loading screen while Pokémon roam the wilderness.
New Pokémon: With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, a new Pokémon generation comes into the game, with many curious and interesting pocket monsters to offer. Three new starter Pokémon are also on board:
- Sprigatito (a Gras-type Cat Pokémon)
- Fuecoco (a Fire-type Crocodile Pokémon)
- Quaxly (a Water-type Duck Pokémon)
Three storylines: In the new Pokémon game, you can complete three story campaigns in any order. This should guarantee maximum freedom when exploring the game world. There are also missions in which you fight larger numbers of enemy Pokémon in real-time.
Changes in battles and new co-op mode
Arena battles: We no longer have to complete the arenas in a set order. However, the difficulty of the arenas does not scale with our Pokémon team, so you’ll have to think carefully about which challenge to tackle and when.
Sending off Pokémon: You can send your Pokémon off to have them collect individual items or fight other Pokémon in the open game world. This works automatically, so you can level up your Pokémon along the way if you want.
Battle Stadium: The Battle Stadium is the multiplayer mode of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. You can have rated and unrated battles against other players if you have a paid online membership.
Teraraids: You can compete with three other players in so-called Teraraids, in which you can fight special Tera Pokémon. These Pokémon are stronger than their normal form. However, you can use the Tera form on your own Pokémon if you charge them up beforehand.
Co-op Mode: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet features a co-op mode for up to four players, where you can trade Pokémon, complete raids, and explore the open game world.
By the way, in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet you can catch many new Pokémon again. We will publish a list of all the pocket monsters you can find in the open game world here on Guided.news as soon as possible.