The Pokémon Company has pulled back the curtain on another new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet this morning, revealing adversaries, new monsters and more.
For the first time in a Pokémon title, this one has revealed three paths a trainer can choose on their way through the region, and this Paldea region has a plethora of new revelations this morning. In the new trailer, many new things were unveiled including a new gym leader, new Paldea monsters, the nefarious truant Team Star, and that trailer can be seen below.
Treasure Hunt Story Paths
The Paldea region will have trainers enrol in either the Naranja Academy (Pokémon Scarlet) or the Uva Academy (Pokémon Violet) and will be required to engage in an independent study “A Treasure Hunt.” Throughout this treasure hunt, trainers can confront three different story paths that are seamlessly interwoven into the sprawling adventure.
- Victory Road – Like a typical Pokémon experience, trainers will go to Gyms in different locations to overcome obstacles and battles to get to the top.
- Path of Legends – Upperclassmen Arven will join the player in search of rare ingredients called Herba Mystica, which can possibly lead to legendary monsters.
- Starfall Street – Players will challenge Team Star, this game’s Team Rocket/Plasma, which is a group of truant troublemakers set on disrupting a harmonious school life.
On top of the new paths a trainer can take, another fan-favourite feature returns with ‘Let’s Go,’ a way to let the critters adventure alongside a trainer, that not only serves to pick up useful items while travelling, but can defend the player from wild monsters looking for a fight seamlessly. But the best part about new games in the franchise are the newly introduced monsters trainers can encounter on their journey.
First up is Klawf, a Rock-type that can be found in both game versions. The trailer showed a meatier new ‘Titan’ forme of Klawf, which kind of resembles Alpha Pokémon from Legends Arceus and there has been no details given on whether titans can be caught or if they’re unique. A description pulled from their wesbite:
Klawf can rotate their protruding eyeballs to see everything around them, eliminating all their blind spots. They can latch upside down onto cliffs to ambush their prey from above; however, they eventually get dizzy from the blood rushing to their heads, so they cannot stay upside down for very long.
- Category: Ambush Pokémon
- Type: Rock
- Height: 4’3″ (1.3 m)
- Weight: 174.2 lbs. (79.0 kg)
- Ability: Anger Shell/Shell Armour
Next up is Armarouge, who can only be found in Pokémon Scarlet:
Armarouge’s set of armour belonged to a distinguished warrior and is the source of the energy used for its Psychic-type moves. It also uses the psychic capabilities of this armour to control the fire energy within its body and unleash attacks.
- Category: Fire Warrior Pokémon
- Type: Fire/Psychic
- Height: 4’11”
- Weight: 187.4 lbs.
- Ability: Flash Fire
Lastly, Ceruledge, a Pokémon Violet exclusive:
Ceruledge dons an old set of armour steeped in grudges and wields blades made of fire and ghost energy. In battle, these blades transform into great swords to increase Ceruledge’s power. Cuts from these great swords leave wounds from which life energy will flow.
- Category: Fire Blades Pokémon
- Type: Fire/Ghost
- Height: 5’3”
- Weight: 136.7 lbs.
- Ability: Flash Fire
New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Switch Console
A new Nintendo Switch OLED model has been revealed, and it has the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet flavour, featuring Naranja and Uva Academy crests on the joy-cons, and a stunning rendition of the featured case legendaries back-to-back on the dock. This new console, like the Splatoon 3 Switch OLED, will launch two weeks prior to the new titles on November 4.
All the revealed exciting information can be found in the trailer shown above, or trainers can visit the official website for more intel before these highly anticipated titles drop.