Pokémon Scarlet / Violet is the First Open World Entry, Coming November 18

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Pokemon Scarlet Violet | Starters

Today marks huge news for fans of the Pokémon series. We’ve known that Pokémon Scarlet / Violet were coming sometime later in 2022. But now we not only have a release date of November 18th, but even more fascinating news. Pokémon Scarlet / Violet will both be the first open world RPGs in the history of the beloved video game series!

Pokemon Scarlet Violet | Lechonk

So chonky…

My head is still reeling from the implications of how that might work, but here’s even more exciting Scarlet / Violet news. Apparently you’ll be able to play with up to 3 other people as you explore the new games. Also fascinating is that, depending on which version you pick up, you’ll have a different Professor to report to. Scarlet players will get to meet Professor Sada, while Violet are greeted by the buff Professor Turo.

Pokemon Scarlet Violet | Smoliv

Need some more reasons to get excited about the latest Pokémon games? How about some new critters! First up is a mouse named Pawmi, who stores electricity in his cheeks (sound familiar?). There’s also an olive pokémon named Smoliv. But my new favorite, thanks in large part to their silly name, is the piggy Lechonk. But if you prefer hearing about the latest batch of starters, check out some new details about Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly below:

Pokemon Scarlet Violet | Team

When Sprigatito kneads and rubs with its forepaws, a sweet aroma is released that can mesmerize those around it. This aroma has therapeutic qualities and makes opponents lose their will to battle. The composition of its fluffy fur is similar to plants, letting it create energy by absorbing sunlight. It adds moisture to its fur by grooming itself, which aids its ability to photosynthesize.

External heat is absorbed by the square scales on Fuecoco’s stomach and back, then converted into fire energy. These scales are always warm, and at times they can also grow very hot. Flickering atop Fuecoco’s head is fire energy that is leaking out from inside the Pokémon’s body. When Fuecoco gets excited, its head spouts more flames.

Its body is always glossy because the gel secreted by its feathers repels water and grime. The coif on its head is slicked back using a rich, moist cream, and it becomes unkempt when dry. It has strong legs and can swim without difficulty even in places with strong currents. In battle, it kicks its opponents swiftly and repeatedly.

Pokemon Scarlet Violet | Action

But if all that isn’t enough, please check out the second trailer for Pokémon Scarlet / Violet below. And stay tuned to HPP for the latest and greatest Pokémon related news.

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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