Game news Pokémon Scarlet Violet: Region, new mechanics, scenario and new specimens… The new info!
Announced earlier in the year, Pokémon Scarlet/Purple will mark the start of the 9th generation of Pokémon. This means the discovery of new pokémon, a new region, new characters, derivative products in all directions, cards and an anime. And we now know more about this new opus, expected on Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon Violet and Scarlet: A 9th generation still very mysterious
On Pokémon Day, Nintendo and Game Freak unveiled Pokémon Scarlet / Purple, as well as the game’s three starters: Poussacha, Chochodile and Coiffeton. These met with great success with players, but we had little information and images. A second trailer, unveiled a few weeks ago, highlighted the new region, the open-world and cooperative dimension of the gameas well as new pokemon, including two legendary ones, Koiraidon and Miraidon.
By their side, we learned of the existence of Gourmetimmediately transformed into an icon, Pohm and Olivini. Also introduced were Olim, Turum, and Menzi, who are respectively the game’s two teachers as well as our future rival. After several leaks, more or less credible, it was time for the developers to present things officiallyand to say more about the mechanics of these new versions, expected on November 18.
Welcome to Paldea!
It all starts with a trailer that lets you discover various environments and which evokes a treasure hunt. In reality, the player characters are students of an academy (Orange or Raisin depending on the version) directed by Mr Clavel, with a biology teacher, Mr Jacq, as well as Olim and Turum, already presented before. Players will therefore be sent on an extracurricular trip with Menzi, Pepper or Paniaa shy student, and will be able to discover the region, now called Paldeaas they wish and following three different plots.
The first, the only one presented today, is that of the arenaswhich consists of collecting 8 badges in the order you want and becoming a master, in particular by beating Grusha, Ice-Type Champion. During their adventures, players will be able to obtain the legendary pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon, which, as one could foresee, are indeed mounts ! It is on their backs that we can move faster on land, navigate the waters and observe Pladea from the air!
Many returning pokemon, and new creatures unveiled!
The trailer and the gameplay images that were presented allowed us to discover a number of the pokemon that will be present in the title. The leaked number of 400 has not been confirmed, but we have already seen many pokemon from older generations such as Caninos, Arcanin, Passerouge, Pomdepik, Motisma, Girafarig, Héliatronc, Polagriffe, Cabriolaine, Chevroum, Vivaldaim, Nymphali or even Cizayox.
But we also found new creatures, such as Pâtachioa sweet little canine, a poisonous regional Axoloto or Balbaleze. Speaking of Pokémon, we learn that Embrylex and Dolman will be exclusive to Pokémon Scarletwhile Draby and Ice Cube will be found in Pokémon Purple.
We were also waiting to learn more about the mechanics of the game, to find out if it was really a 4-player co-op, if the rumor of a crystal type was founded, and if the raids would or not. return. First of all, yes, thanks to Club Union and the Poké Portal, three other players will be able to join the trainers on their adventures, but any restrictions on progression within the scenario are still unknown. On the other hand, the Portal and Club Union will allow trainer trades and battles.
The new teracrystallization mechanic
But the most important thing is that, yes, there is well a mechanic linked to the crystal in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple: teracrystallization. In an animation based on the basics of the dynamax, players will be able to make pokemon “sparkle like gems”. All pokemon are affected, and some may even change type thanks to this mechanic. The creatures will indeed have their normal type, and their teracrystal type.
For some pokemon, the two will be identical, but others may have a different type than the basic one. For instance, Eevee can remain normal type or become water or plant type. It’s up to players to look for pokemon with a rare teracrystal type! Suffice to say that with 18 types, the combinations will be numerous. Also, the mechanics of teracrystallization could vary the shape of certain pokemon.
Finally, Game Freak indicates that teracrystallized pokemon will be entitled to a buff of their type as well as their abilities. To conclude on the mechanics, Game Freak announced the return of the raids, which this time will use the teracrystallization mechanic. But unlike the last time, there will obviously no longer be a need to wait for your turn to act!
Players who will pre-order Pokémon Scarlet and Purple will receive a special Pikachu capable of using flying-type and flying-type teracryst. This is the only way to obtain this Pikachu, which will be available until February 23, 2023. Also, players will receive the Adventure Pack, which will contain 10 potions, 4 total healing, 3 boosters, 3 oils, 1 super candy and a nugget. Finally, players who pre-ordered the Duo Pack will receive a code to obtain 100 pokéballs.