New Pokémon, picnics, and more revealed for the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games
New game features and more Pokémon native to the Paldea region were announced today in a new trailer on the official Pokémon YouTube channel. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the newest additions to the main series of the Pokémon video game franchise, will launch November 18, 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ systems.
As a result of its Evolution, the head of its main body and the head from its tail have become one. Both of Farigiraf’s brains are connected through thick nerves, increasing its psychic energy, and it can emit psychic waves from the antennae on its head. Farigiraf is always mindful of its surroundings, and while it can detect danger in an instant, there are times when its body cannot react as fast as its two brains can think.
Farigiraf’s Ability, Cud Chew, is a new Ability appearing for the first time in these titles. When a Pokémon with Cud Chew eats a Berry, it will eat it one more time at the end of the next turn. Armor Tail is another new Ability appearing for the first time in these titles. It makes opposing Pokémon unable to use priority moves.
Category: Long Neck Pokémon
Height: 10'6" (3.2 m)
Weight: 352.7 lbs. (160 kg)
Ability: Cud Chew / Armor Tail
New Ways to Spend Quality Time with Pokémon
Players can have picnics almost anywhere when out exploring the region’s vast wildernesses, along with being able to change the designs of the tablecloth, cups, water bottles, and other picnic items to create an arrangement of their liking. When Pokémon eat sandwiches, not only will their HP be restored, but the meal may impart some effects that will come in handy on adventures!
All kinds of sandwiches can be made at a picnic! Before beginning, players can choose which fillings and condiments they’ll want to use, as well as a sandwich pick that’ll help hold it all together. Once ready, players will need to arrange the ingredients on the bread, stacking them carefully. If not balanced properly, it might accidentally cause the ingredients to topple over or fall off the bread entirely.
Players can also enjoy picnics with friends while playing together through the Union Circle*. They just need to simply approach another player’s picnic while playing together with friends to join.
Take Care of Pokémon by Washing Them!
In these titles, when a Pokémon walks alongside the player or battles, it can get grimy and dirty. By washing Pokémon at a picnic, not only will they get clean, but their HP will be restored and their bond with their Trainer will become stronger.
Introducing the TM Machine, a Handy Device That Can Make TMs
A Technical Machine (or TM for short) is a tool that allows Pokémon to learn new moves. In these titles, there is a piece of equipment installed at every Pokémon Center called a TM Machine, which allows Trainers to make their own TMs. TMs can be made using League Points (LP for short) and materials dropped by wild Pokémon after battle. LP can be obtained as players advance the story or by trading in materials from Pokémon.
The selection of TMs available to make grows as players continue their adventure. A single TM can only be used once, but with enough LP and the right materials from Pokémon, players can make as many as they’d like.
For more information about the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet games, please visit Pokemon.com/ScarletViolet.
*NOTE: To have picnics with other players via the internet or local communication, players may need to have the latest version of the game installed. A paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to have picnics with other players via the internet.