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Pokémon Scarlet/Violet Games' New Trailer Previews New Pokémon, Characters, Gameplay, Terastal Phenomenon

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Pokémon can Terastallize to become glowing gem-like versions

The Pokémon Presents stream on Wednesday unveiled a trailer and more information for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest entries in the Pokémon game franchise. The video previews the game's Treasure Hunt, new Pokémon, characters, and Terastal Pokémon.

Pokémon Presents Stream


The games will feature three main stories, one of which is the standard eight gym challenges. In Pokémon Scarlet/Violet, there is no set path so players can visit the gyms in any order. There will also be an overall "Treasure Hunt" in the new Paldea region. Players can ride the new cover legendaries Koraidon and Miraidon as a bike to traverse the world. The legendary partner offered will depend on the game version owned.

The games will feature a new Terastal phenomenon, in which Pokémon can Terastallize, becoming a glowing gem-like version of itself and boosting its move strength. All Pokémon can Teratallize. Some Pokémon will change types and have alternate forms when Terastallizing. Pikachu becomes a Flying-type with balloons on its back, and Eevee may become other Tera types in addition to its Normal-type form. Players can participate in Tera Raids with up to three other players to fight Terastallized Pokémon. In these battles, everyone can attack at the same time. The Union Circle also allows for co-op play outside of Tera Raids.

New Pokémon include Fidough and Cetitan. Wooper will get a new Paldean form. Previously revealed Pokémon include Pawmi, Lechonk, and Smoliv. The starter Pokémon are Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

Characters include the director of the Pokémon Academy Calvell, homeroom biology teacher Jacq, battle-loving friend Nemona, upperclassman chef Arven, shy Penny, and ice-type gym leader Grusha. Previously revealed characters include the new professors Sada and Turo.

Flying Pikachu will be an early purchase bonus.

The games will launch on Nintendo Switch worldwide on November 18.

GAME FREAK is once again developing these games. The last brand-new main entries in the franchise were Pokémon Sword and Shield, which launched on Switch in November 2019.

Source: Pokémon Presents stream

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