June 7 2022

The newest chapter in the Pokémon series: Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will hit shelves on Friday, November 18! The Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon appear!

The Official Release Date Has Been Chosen! Presenting the Cover Art and the Latest Footage!

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are slated for release on Friday, November 18, 2022.
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.

Additionally, the new cover art has been revealed. The new Legendary Pokémon appearing in these titles, Koraidon and Miraidon, are on each cover, and the title logos are embellished with foil stamp-like designs that use these Legendary Pokémon as motifs. The packages of these games have a similar look to the covers of old books and evoke the feeling that a new story lies before you, ready to begin.

The Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon

Koraidon and Miraidon grace the covers of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, respectively.
Koraidon is a Legendary Pokémon you can meet in Pokémon Scarlet, and Miraidon is a Legendary Pokémon you can meet in Pokémon Violet. These two Pokémon are said to have powers that far surpass those of other Pokémon, but details about Koraidon and Miraidon are still shrouded in mystery.



The World of the Pokémon Series Has Evolved!

A Pokémon game for all ages
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series. As you enjoy the hallmarks of the series—meeting, teaming up with, battling, training, and trading Pokémon—you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a newly evolved adventure.

An unbound adventure spread across an open world
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet offer an open-world experience that only the Pokémon series can deliver—one welcoming even to newcomers to the series.
You can experience a new style of adventure, with a world that you’re free to explore at your leisure and not in an order dictated by the story. You will, of course, journey to hone your skills as a Pokémon Trainer, but many more discoveries and stories await you. Meet a variety of people and Pokémon, and adventure in the world of Pokémon the way you want to.

An even deeper experience with multiplayer gameplay
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet allow multiplayer gameplay with up to four players.
Along with series staples, such as trading and battling Pokémon, you will be able to explore the various locations of the region in these games with other players. You can discover new Pokémon and explore unfamiliar areas with your friends and family, opening the door to an adventure more precious and fun than ever!

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

* Nintendo Switch Online is unavailable in your region.

New Pokémon and Characters to Meet

The three Pokémon from which you’ll choose your first partner
New details on Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly—the three Pokémon from which you’ll choose your first partner Pokémon—have been revealed. The latest video shows your first encounter with these three Pokémon. Now that you’ve gotten a glimpse of their personalities and how they battle, imagine how your own adventures with them might unfold!


Category: Grass Cat Pokémon
Type: Grass
Height: 1'4" (0.4 m)
Weight: 9 lbs. (4.1 kg)
Ability: Overgrow

Capricious and attention seeking, it may sulk if it sees its Trainer giving attention to a Pokémon other than itself.

A Kneading Move That Releases a Sweet Aroma
When Sprigatito kneads and rubs with its forepaws, a sweet aroma is released that can mesmerize those around it. This aroma has therapeutic qualities and makes opponents lose their will to battle.

Fur with a Similar Composition to Plants
The composition of its fluffy fur is similar to that of plants, letting it create energy by absorbing sunlight. It adds moisture to its fur by grooming itself, which aids its ability to photosynthesize.


Category: Fire Croc Pokémon
Type: Fire
Height: 1'4" (0.4 m)
Weight: 21.6 lbs. (9.8 kg)
Ability: Blaze

Fuecoco is laid-back and does things at its own pace. It loves to eat, and it will sprint toward any food it finds with a glint in its eye.

Scales That Absorb Heat
External heat is absorbed by the square scales on Fuecoco’s stomach and back, then converted into fire energy. These scales are always warm, and at times they can also grow very hot.

Overflowing Fire Energy
Flickering atop Fuecoco’s head is fire energy that is leaking out from inside the Pokémon’s body. When Fuecoco gets excited, its head spouts more flames.


Category: Duckling Pokémon
Type: Water
Height: 1'8" (0.5 m)
Weight: 13.4 lbs. (6.1 kg)
Ability: Torrent

This serious-mannered Pokémon will follow in its Trainer’s wake. It’s tidy, and it especially dislikes getting its head dirty.

A Glossy Gel Protects Its Body
Its body is always glossy because the gel secreted by its feathers repels water and grime. The coif on its head is slicked back using a rich, moist cream, and it becomes unkempt when dry.

It Uses Its Strong Legs to Swim Freely
It has strong legs and is able to swim without difficulty even in places with strong currents. In battle, it kicks its opponents swiftly and repeatedly.

Two different professors—which one depends on the version of the game!

For the first time in the series, one of two different professors will appear in your game depending on the version you choose to play.
In Pokémon Scarlet, you will meet Professor Sada, and in Pokémon Violet, you will meet Professor Turo. Each is carrying out research into certain lore passed down in the region.

Professor Sada

Professor Turo

Nemona, a powerful Pokémon Trainer

Your friend and rival, Nemona, has a sunny and energetic disposition, and she absolutely loves Pokémon battles. She’s an experienced Pokémon Trainer and serves as a reliable guide for you on your adventures. She has undisputed skill in battle—though it does also seem that she’s not the best at throwing Poké Balls.


* Outfits will vary depending on the version of the game.

New Pokémon to Meet
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will have many never-before-seen Pokémon waiting to meet you. Among them are these three Pokémon that Nemona uses, starting with Pawmi.


Category: Mouse Pokémon
Type: Electric
Height: 1' (0.3 m)
Weight: 5.5 lbs. (2.5 kg)
Ability: Static / Natural Cure

Electricity-Discharging Organs on Its Forepaws
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.

Thick Fur That Stores Electricity
Not only is the fur that covers its body good insulation against the cold, but it also 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.


Category: Hog Pokémon
Type: Normal
Height: 1'8" (0.5 m)
Weight: 22.5 lbs. (10.2 kg)
Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony

A Gourmand with an Excellent Nose
Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grass and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that bug Pokémon dislike.

Timid and Fainthearted—but Also Strong
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.


Category: Olive Pokémon
Type: Grass/Normal
Height: 1' (0.3 m)
Weight: 14.3 lbs. (6.5 kg)
Ability: Early Bird

Oil So Bitter and Astringent It Will Make You Flinch
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.

Fine without Eating or Drinking
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.

A Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Double Pack Is Slated for Release as Well!

A Double Pack that includes a Pokémon Scarlet game and a Pokémon Violet game will be released on the same day as the individual games.

* Images are from a product under development.

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

* Screenshots are from a title under development

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