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It has been a few months since its reveal, and today we are treated to even more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. The Pokémon Company released another trailer showcasing new Pokémon, new professors, this generation’s brand new region, and even a release date. This installment in the franchise will be coming to Nintendo Switch on November 18th, 2022

What to Expect?

Scarlet and Violet will be taking place in a coastal area that many have speculated to be inspired by regions like Spain and Portugal. You will be traversing this region teeming with familiar and brand-new Pokémon alike. Scarlet and Violet will feature multiplayer with up to 4 players, and with this, you will be able to engage in trading, cooperative exploration, and even battle other players.

Source: The Pokémon Company

Along this journey, you will meet a cast of new characters, such as this region’s Pokémon experts, Professor Sada found in Scarlet, and Professor Turo in Violet. 

Source: Game Freak. Sada and Turo

We also got a glimpse at who will be your friend throughout this journey, Nemona.

Source: Game Freak

Your friend, 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.

– The Pokémon Company

We see more of the yet-to-be-named region, alongside familiar and brand new Pokémon. It is tradition to have two entries each generation, and with each entry, there is a legendary Pokémon representing each one. Generation 9’s legendaries have been revealed. In Scarlet, you will be able to meet Koraidon, and in Violet, you will encounter Miraidon.

Source: The Pokémon Company
Source: The Pokémon Company

Info on New Pokémon

Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that Bug-type Pokémon dislike. 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: Hog Pokémon

Type: Normal

Height: 1’8”

Weight: 22.5 lbs.

Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony

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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. 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.

Category: Olive Pokémon

Type: Grass/Normal

Height: 1’

Weight: 14.3 lbs.

Ability: Early Bird

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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. The fur that covers its body is good insulation against the cold and 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: Mouse Pokémon

Type: Electric

Height: 1’

Weight: 5.5 lbs.

Ability: Static / Natural Cure

Image: The Pokémon Company

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