The Pokemon Company has revealed the 9th generation of Pokémon games, with the reveal of the Switch game, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The games don’t have a firm release date yet, but are due in late 2022. These games use the new Pokémon Legends Arceus engine, so the visual got a definite downgrade in some ways. That may help the game perform better on the limited Switch hardware. That big shift to an open world that the devs are teasing may be the big reason.
The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Starters once again follow the traditional Type breakdown, with one each of fire, grass and water. There’s also likely to be some type of fineries that means these Pokémon have more than two types of moves. We don’t have the full roster yet, but we do have some details about the game.
While the designs are much more complex compared to the early gens, there are some fans that are a bit upset. Let’s be frank, the nostalgia factor is played out. The designs need to change over time, and the designers need to draw new inspiration or the game may further stagnate. Having inventive new designs is a good sign. The overall look of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is much cuter. Here are the basics of the three starters you can pick from.
Sprigatito is described as a “Grass Cat” that will feature the unique starter trait, Overgrow. Fuecoco is the Fire-type with Blaze, a common boost to fire moves. It’s a cute little croc, instead of a cat. Quaxly starts out as the Water-type with Torrent. This moveset will make it quite the water cannon.
Check out the trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet down below. The games don’t have a firm release date yet, but are due in late 2022.