The newest chapters in the Pokémon™ series, the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, are coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system later this year. Catch, battle, and train Pokémon in the Paldea Region, a vast land filled with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, small towns, and sprawling cities. There is no set path, so you can adventure freely through three grand stories. In one such story, you can challenge Pokémon Gyms in any order you desire as you aim for the Champion Rank! Explore a wide-open world at your own pace and traverse land, water, and air by riding on the form-shifting Legendary Pokémon Koraidon. Choose either Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly, to be your first partner Pokémon before setting off on your journey through Paldea.
Encounter Pokémon that shine and glimmer thanks to the Terastal Phenomenon
Pokémon in the Paldea region have the ability to Terastallize to gain special power. When a Pokémon Terastallizes, a Tera Jewel appears above its head like a crown, and the Pokémon’s body glistens like a cut gemstone. Each Pokémon has a Tera Type that remains inactive until the Pokémon Terastallizes. For example, most Eevee will have a Normal Tera Type, but some other Eevee have a Flying Tera Type! When a Terastallized Pokémon uses a move that matches its Tera Type and at least one of its original types, the boost to that move’s power will be even greater! Terastallizing holds the key to victory or defeat in battles in the Paldea region.
Meet new people, new Pokémon, and a new you at the prestigious Naranja Academy
The Paldea Region is home to a prestigious school where people from all sorts of regions come to hone their skills against each other, be it through academics or Pokémon battles. The name of the school, its emblem, its uniforms, and other details will differ depending on whether you play Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet. Take classes with unique teachers who will show you what they know about battling, Pokémon biology, and more. Embark on an independent study called the Treasure Hunt to gain new experiences, meet new people, and find your very own treasure.
Receive a special Pikachu as an early-purchase bonus!
A special Pikachu will be gifted to early purchasers of either the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game. 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 in the Mystery Gift* feature in your game, up until Tuesday, February 28, 2023. This special Pikachu can be received in either the physical or digital version of either game.
Download the digital version for an Adventure Set!
If you purchase and download the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game from Nintendo eShop by Tuesday, February 28, 2023, you’ll receive a code** that can be redeemed through the Mystery Gift* feature for the Adventure Set, which includes items that will come in handy on your adventure with your Pokémon! The Adventure Set contains:
- Potion ×10
- Full Heal ×5
- Revive ×3
- Ether ×3
- Rare Candy ×1
- Nugget ×1
The code will be valid through Tuesday, March 7, 2023.
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**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. This game does not support Save Data Cloud backup. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
*The Mystery Gift option can be found within the Poké Portal menu option in the X menu after you unlock the feature in the Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet game. (This occurs after about 1 to 1.5 hours of gameplay, though individual gameplay time may vary.) An internet connection and a Nintendo Account is required to redeem the items in game. A Nintendo Switch Online membership is not required. Each item can only be redeemed once. **The code will be delivered to the email address tied to the Nintendo Account that made the purchase. The in-game language choice for Spanish is Español (España).
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