‘Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’ is an open-world game with motorcycling legends
In a Pokémon Presents Wednesday, The Pokémon Company provided additional details regarding its future mainline games, Scarlet and Violet. The newest legendary Pokémon, Koraidon and Miraidon, were sent on a treasure hunt across the new territory of Paldea with Pokémon trainers, who were depicted in a video as academy students. The pair can change into many shapes to act as sort of a transportation for the players as they travel the area by land, sea, and sky.
The Pokémon Company claims that this generation will feature the first open-world games in the mainline series. These games showcased new regional variations of popular Pokémon like Wooper in addition to the professors and foes players will encounter (Professor Sada in Scarlett and Professor Turo in Violet). They also featured the three starters, a water duckling named Quaxly, a grass cat named Sprigatito, and a fire crocodile named Fuecoco.
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Three playable pathways for the plot were also alluded to in the release, though it’s unknown how distinctive they would be.
The online multiplayer component of the game was also briefly shown during the presentation. Players can invite up to three other players to go on a joint search for new Pokémon by using the Union Circle, which is a circular pad-like location spread around the region. It’s unknown if the brand-new multiplayer mode will correspond with the primary plot and gameplay or stand-alone.
The Terastal phenomenon, the newest form-changing mechanic in the area, gives your Pokémon a crystalline glow and supercharges them with more powerful attacks and, in certain cases, a new Pokémon typing. It has been demonstrated that Eevee in particular can transform into both grass and water kinds. All Pokémon in the Paldea area have the ability to Terastalize, which is a nice shift from the previous generation’s pick-and-choose shape changing mechanics implemented by developer Game Freak.
Raid battles, which mimic the Max Raid battle system from the previous generation but now feature a new concept where players can heal and attack based on timed inputs, were also seen in the trailer on Wednesday.
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The company also unveiled a number of upgrades for its mobile game library. Ultrabeasts might now show up in “Pokémon Go,” and players can spend daily incense to draw in a number of new Pokémon, including legendaries. The one-year-old video game “Pokémon Unite” showcased Buzzwole, a brand-new Pokémon that was just launched, as well as a special mode in which every combatant is dressed as Pikachu.
The three-year-old video game “Pokémon Masters EX” suggested a brand-new feature dubbed “trainer’s lodge,” which seemed to depict your trainer units interacting in a central hub. Finally, “Pokémon Café Remix” proved that Mewtwo does really consume food with a new game in which players must appease Mewtwo’s palate with a variety of meals.
Following a pandemic-related interruption, the Pokémon World Championships will once again take place in person in London in 2022. This information was first made public during the live webcast. In addition, two more games will be added to the schedule thanks to this event: “Pokémon Go” and “Pokémon Unite” championship series. Live streaming of the occasion will be available on the Pokémon YouTube account.
Following reported leaks that purportedly showed hazy images of all the new gym leaders, opponents, and three new Pokémon, The Pokémon Presents has just been released. Several of the images looked to correspond to what was made public on Wednesday.