Game news Pokémon Scarlet Violet: Region, New Mechanics, Scenarios and New Specimens… The New Info!
Announced earlier this year, Pokémon Scarlet/Purple will mark the start of the 9th generation of Pokémon. That means the discovery of new pokémon, a new region, new characters, derivative products in all directions, maps and an anime. And we now know more about this new opus expected on the Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon Violet and Scarlet: A 9th generation still very mysterious
On Pokémon Day, Nintendo and Game Freak revealed Pokémon Scarlet / Purple, as well as the game’s three starters: Poussacha, Chochodile and Coiffeton. These were very successful with players, but we had few information and pictures. Another trailer that was revealed a few weeks ago is highlighted the new region, the game’s open world and cooperative dimensionas well as new pokemon, including two legendaries, Koiraidon and Miraidon.
At their side we learned about the existence of Gourmetinstantly turned into an icon, Pohm and Olivini. Also introduced were Olim, Turum and Menzi, who are the game’s two teachers and our future rival respectively. 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 different environments and which provokes a treasure hunt. In reality, the player’s characters is a student at 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, which have already been presented before. Players will therefore be sent on a leisure trip with Menzi, Pepper or Paniaa shy student, and will be able to discover the region, now called Paldeawhich they want and follow three different reasons.
The first, the only one presented today is that of the arenaswhich consists of collecting 8 badges in the order you want and become a master, especially by hitting Grusha, ice type master. During their adventure, players will be able to catch the legendary pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon, which, as one might predict, are really mountains ! It is on their backs that we can move faster on land, navigate the water and observe Pladea from the air!
Many returning pokemon and new creatures revealed!
The trailer and 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 Patachioa cute little dog, a poisonous regional Axoloto or Balbalez. Speaking of Pokémon, we learn 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 really was a 4-player co-op, if the rumor of a crystal type was founded, and if the raiders would return or not. First of all, yes, thanks to Club Union and the Poké Portal, three other players will be able to join the trainers on their adventure, but any limitations to progression in the scenario are still unknown. On the other hand, the Portal and Club Union will allow coach trades and matches.
The new teracrystallization mechanic
But the most important thing is that yes, it is there well a mechanic attached to the crystal in Pokémon Scarlet and Purple: teracrystallization. In an animation based on the basic principles of dynamax, players will be able to make pokemon “sparkle like gems”. All pokemon are affected and some may be even change type thanks to this mechanic. The creatures will actually 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. E.g, Eevee can remain normal type or become water or plant type. It’s up to the players to look for pokemon with a rare teracrystal type! Suffice to say, with 18 types, the combinations will be numerous. Also the mechanics behind teracrystallization could vary the form of certain pokemons.
Finally, Game Freak indicates that teracrystallized pokemon will be eligible for a buff to their type as well as their abilities. To conclude about the mechanics, Game Freak announced return of the raids, which this time will use the teracrystallization mechanic. But unlike last time, apparently there will no longer be a need to wait your turn to shop!
Players who want to 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. Players will also receive the Adventure Pack, which will contain 10 potions, 4 total heals, 3 boosters, 3 oils, 1 super candy and a gold nugget . Finally, players who pre-ordered the Duo Pack will receive a code to obtain 100 Poké Balls.