Game Freak gave a presentation on Wednesday about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, which will be released for the Nintendo Switch on November 18. This is how the developer discusses the gameplay and story of the game.
The area where the new generation is located is called Paldea. The player is a high school student participating in a treasure hunt competition. While traveling through the region, he encounters one of the legendary Pokémon in Paldea, which can be used as a means of transportation. Trailer shows Corydon and Meridon can “drive,” but they also swim and fly. Gyms are back for Pokemon Scarlett and Violet. As in previous games, there are eight gyms. But this time, the player can choose the order he wants to complete.
The game features a new gameplay element called Terastal. Pokemon undergoes a transformation during battle and takes on a crystal-like appearance. In addition, monster attacks become stronger. In some cases, the type of Pokémon can change as well. Any type changes to vary with individual Pokémon. For example, an Eevee can retain its original natural type after a Terastal metamorphosis, but other Eevee can become a herbaceous or aquatic type.
The player can face Pokemon with rare types of Tera in the so-called Tera Raid Battles. Up to four players compete against powerful Pokémon. The player does not have to wait for his turn in Tera Raid battles and can fight at his own pace.
The trailer also shows two new Pokémon and a regional variant of Pokémon Whooper. Game Freak reports that pre-orders have begun. As a pre-order bonus, the player will get a Pikachu with Tera-type Flying. Game Freak says that Pikachu of this type of Tera can be caught in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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