10 August 2022

The latest news about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Hop on the Legendary Pokémon Koraidon or Miraidon, and Race across the Paldea Region!

The latest trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet has been released!

You can now watch a special trailer showcasing the latest information about Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet on the Official Pokémon YouTube channel. Please check it out.

Welcome to the Paldea region! | Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet

World Overview | Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet

The Sprawling Landscapes and Vibrant Towns Woven into the Paldea Region

Your adventure takes place in the Paldea region, a land of vast open spaces dotted with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, and perilous mountain ranges. Along the way, all sorts of Trainers will be adventuring and honing their skills with Pokémon battles.
You can find lots of people and Pokémon living together in a variety of locations, ranging from a farming village with bountiful harvests to a port town with a bustling marketplace.
There are also Pokémon living in treetops, rivers, and all sorts of other locations in the wilderness—and they’re all just waiting to meet you.

New Forms Discovered for the Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon

During your adventure, you will meet a Legendary Pokémon—either Koraidon or Miraidon—and it will join you on your journey. Koraidon and Miraidon are full of mystery are said to have power that far surpasses that of other Pokémon.
It seems Koraidon and Miraidon have even more forms than those we’ve already discovered—these Pokémon are capable of changing their forms to better suit what they’re doing or what terrain they’re traveling over.

Ride these Legendary Pokémon to embark on an unrestricted adventure

Ride your Legendary Pokémon to traverse the expansive Paldea region and explore every nook and cranny together.Sprint through plains and deserts, move across water, scale cliffs, cross hills, and glide off peaks. Enjoy a fresh and liberating adventure that only an open world can provide.
Meet a variety of people and Pokémon alongside your Legendary Pokémon, and seek out the mysteries that await you in Paldea.

Sprinting Build / Drive Mode

Swimming Build / Aquatic Mode

Gliding Build / Glide Mode

Pokémon Shine and Glimmer Like Gems Thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon

What is the Terastal phenomenon?

This phenomenon is found only in the Paldea region and makes Pokémon shine and glimmer like gems.
When a Pokémon Terastallizes, a Tera Jewel appears above the Pokémon’s head like a crown, and the Pokémon’s body glistens like a cut gemstone.
It’s said that the Terastal energy that seeps from the ground of the Paldea region is involved in the phenomenon.
Many details remain unclear, but Professor Sada and Professor Turo are researching this mystery.

Master Terastallizing and dominate Pokémon battles!

Terastallizing holds the key to victory or defeat in battles in the Paldea region.
All Pokémon in Paldea can Terastallize to gain special power.
First, each Pokémon has a Tera Type. A Pokémon's Tera Type is inactive until the Pokémon Terastallizes, at which time the Pokémon's type will change to its Tera Type.
For example, some Eevee will have a Normal Tera Type, but some other Eevee have a Water Tera Type.
There are 18 types, meaning there are countless combinations of Pokémon and Tera Types.

Terastallizing a Pokémon allows you to enhance your battle strategies by increasing the power of any moves that have the same type as your Pokémon’s Tera Type or by changing your Pokémon’s weaknesses.
When to activate this special transformation and the combination of Pokémon and Tera Types you choose to use are all up to you.
Find what works best for you to gain the upper hand in battle!

You will need a Tera Orb to Terastallize a Pokémon.
Only select Trainers in the Paldea region are allowed to carry this special item.
Once you Terastallize a Pokémon, your Tera Orb will lose all its Terastal energy, and you won’t be able to use it again until it’s been recharged. You can charge your Tera Orb if you touch crystals overflowing with Terastal energy or go to a Pokémon Center.

Fight alongside friends within the time limit in Tera Raid Battles

You’ll be able to attempt a Tera Raid Battle by touching shining crystals. Tera Raid Battles are a completely new battle format where you will team up with three other Trainers in order to take on a Terastallized wild Pokémon within a time limit. In Tera Raid Battles, you can attack without waiting for other Trainers’ turns, so it’s important that you cooperate with your fellow Trainers at a quick pace.
Pokémon that appear in Tera Raid Battles may have a Tera Type that differs from their usual type or types.

The Story Unfolds the Way You Want It To

Weave three grand stories into your adventure as you meet Pokémon you’ve never seen and unique characters.
These titles have the hallmark Pokémon story of going to Gyms and aiming to become a Champion, but there is no set path, so you can go to whichever Gym you want to challenge in the order you desire.
Furthermore, there are two other grand stories besides your pursuit of becoming a Champion, and many trials and tribulations await you in those stories as well.
Please look forward to finding out what kinds of stories they are.

Furthermore, you can freely go back and forth between all three stories, allowing your adventure to develop in the order you want it to. Some may want to reach the rank of Champion and rush through the Gyms, while others might want to adventure at their leisure—at times searching for Pokémon or meeting all sorts of people. Everybody can experience the game the way they want to.
Being able to make your very own story is one of the hallmarks of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

New Pokémon and people you can encounter

Pokémon you can meet for the first time in the Paldea region

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there are many never-before-seen Pokémon waiting for you to discover.


Category: Puppy Pokémon
Type: Fairy
Height: 1' (0.3 m)
Weight: 24 lbs. (10.9 kg)
Ability: Own Tempo

This Pokémon Has a Moist, Smooth Feeling to It
Fidough’s moist, smooth skin has elastic qualities and is both firm and soft at the same time. When these Pokémon become excited, they intimidate their opponents by puffing up their bodies to appear bigger.

Their Breath Contains Useful Yeast
Fidough ferments things in its vicinity using the yeast in its breath. Said yeast is useful for cooking, so this Pokémon has been protected by people since long ago.

Paldean Wooper

Category: Poison Fish Pokémon
Type: Poison/Ground
Height: 1'4" (0.4 m)
Weight: 24.3 lbs. (11 kg)
Ability: Poison Point / Water Absorb

Previously discovered appearance

They Live on the Land and Cover Their Bodies with a Poisonous Film
In ancient times, Wooper lived underwater in the Paldea region. But it seems after losing in a struggle for territory, they began living in bogs on land.
To keep from drying out while living on land, they began to cover their bodies with a poisonous film.

Powerful Poisonous Liquid Emits from Their Tough Gills
These Wooper’s gills have hardened thanks to living on land for so long. Their bodies are heavy and they move slowly, but they can protect themselves by shooting powerful poisonous liquid from their gills.
You may see poisoned Pokémon in areas where these Wooper live.


Category: Terra Whale Pokémon
Type: Ice
Height: 14'9" (4.5 m)
Weight: 1,543.2 lbs. (700 kg)
Ability: Thick Fat / Slush Rush

Strong Muscles and Thick Blubber
Cetitan need to have tough muscles to be able to support their immense bodies, and physical attacks using their bodies have incredible power. They also migrate around the snowy regions, protected by a thick layer of subcutaneous fat.

The Horn on the Upper Jaw Freezes the Surroundings
A Cetitan has five hard horns.
Among them, the horn on the upper jaw is able to gather ice energy, making the surrounding temperature extremely low and freezing the area around the Pokémon.

People at the academy

In the center of Paldea sits the largest city in the region: Mesagoza. It is here that you’ll find a school boasting a history that few other schools do, where people from all sorts of regions come to hone their skills against each other, be it through academics or Pokémon battles.


He acts as the director of the academy, and since you’re a new student, he will teach you many things about your school. He can be strict, but he can also be kind. He seems to be a friend of Professor Sada and Professor Turo.


Mr. Jacq is your homeroom teacher, and he teaches biology. He is very knowledgeable about Pokémon biology and is the developer of the Pokédex app for the Rotom Phone. He has a slightly airheaded side to him, and he sometimes loses himself in his research.


Arven is an upperclassman at the academy. He’s good at cooking and is researching healthy recipes that can help Pokémon feel better. He will be asking you to help him out, since he isn’t good at Pokémon battles.


Penny is in the same grade as you. She has a bit of a shy personality, and for some reason, she doesn’t seem to come to the academy very often. She is especially fond of her fluffy Eevee bag and always has it on her back.

Aim for the Champion Rank!

The Paldea region has a Pokémon League and a special class of pro-rank Pokémon Trainers who have achieved the Champion Rank. These Trainers have grown with their Pokémon to be able to dazzle audiences with their skills in battle.
There are facilities called Pokémon Gyms in many towns, and the leaders of these Gyms are awaiting the challenge of Trainers like you and your friends.
There is no set path to the Gyms. You can purposefully seek out a stronger Gym Leader, or you can simply stop by a Gym that happens to be located in a town you came across on your journey. This time, you get to plot your very own path along Victory Road.

Gym Leader of the Glaseado Gym, Grusha
Grusha used to be a professional snowboarder, but he is now the Gym Leader of the Glaseado Gym full-time. He is an Ice-type specialist who has Cetitan as his partner. He is usually coolheaded, but when battles get heated, he starts showing the emotions he usually keeps pushed down.


Introducing Special Early-Purchase Bonuses!

Receive a special Pikachu as an early-purchase bonus!

By purchasing Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet early, you will receive a special Pikachu as a gift.
This Pikachu has two unique characteristics:
1. It knows the move Fly, which it normally cannot learn.
2. Its Tera Type is Flying.
You can receive it by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift feature in your game, up until Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

* You will need to connect your Nintendo Switch system to the internet to claim this early-purchase bonus.

* The user profile on your system will need to be linked to a Nintendo Account in order to connect to the internet.
(This does not require a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership.)

* It takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of play time before you can access the Mystery Gift feature.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet launches for Nintendo Switch on 18 November.

* To interact with other trainers online, a Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) is required. Nintendo Switch Online is unavailable in your region.

* Screenshots are from a title under development.

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