Everything known about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
LeChonk on the ground
LeChonk has been one of the internet's favorites. | Screenshot from YouTube provided by Pokémon

Everything known about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The new Pokémon game features new characters and co-op

Wednesday morning marked the release of a brand new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The ninth generation of games in the franchise, pegged for a Nov. 18 release, features a brand new region, Pokémon and mechanics. Here everything known about the game so far.

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New Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet

Several new Pokémon have been revealed to players through the first two trailers, including the primary legendary Pokémon of the ninth generation. Koraidon and Miraidon will grace the covers of Scarlet and Violet respectively, and both seem to signal a return to Dragon-type legends for the first time since Pokémon Black and White. They also seem to represent a traditional vs technological theme that seems present in the upcoming games.

Koraidon and Miraidon, the newest legendary pokemon in Scarlet and Violet
Koraidon and Miraidon, the newest legendary Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet. | Provided by Pokémon

Other than the legendary Pokémon, the three newest Pokémon include Smoliv, Lechonk and Pawmi. Lechonk, in particular, seized the internet’s attention by the throat for obvious, cuteness/relatable reasons.



The new trainers and characters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The newest trailer also showed a whole new cast of characters set to join the main character in their new adventure. The player’s main rival will be Nemona, and unlike other mainline Pokémon games, each version will its own professor to report to: Professor Sada for Scarlet and Professor Turo for Violet.

Their artworks clearly show the distinction that was made between the two legendary Pokémon. Professor Sada seems to be in more primitive garb, while Turo seems to be covered from head to toe with a sleek, technological look.

Co-op will be an option

Trainers run off in four separate directions
Players will finally be able to play with their friends in the new open-world. Screenshot Provided by Pokémon

One of the features players can look forward to in the new generation is four-player co-op. Pokémon tested the idea of a completely open-world game with their last entry into the series, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but Scarlet and Violet will be the first mainline games to have this option.

The extent to which this co-op will be present in the game is still a mystery, but the new feature would unlock a new way to play the game. Promotional material has indicated, however, that players can take on gym challenges in any order they choose — a first for the franchise.

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