Hello, Gamers! Welcome to the 8/3/22 Pokémon Presents Breakdown Part 2 article. Today it’s all about news from the upcoming generation 9 titles; Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet! There is A LOT of information to cover in today’s article. Don’t forget, that I will also be updating my returning pokémon article as well so be sure to check it out. At the bottom of today’s article, I will link to all other articles related to the 8/3/22 Pokémon Presents and to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet so be sure to check those out if you haven’t. Let’s get going with today’s article!
*An article update, Gamers! I didn’t actually include any videos for you this time and there are two! If you want to watch the whole Pokémon Presents, then please head on over to part 1. If you’re only interested in watching the videos for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, then please stay here for part 2!
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Update
So the information we are first met with in the video is that the legendary pokémon, Koraidon, and Miraidon are your riding pokémon for this game and they cover all the bases. So, instead of different pokémon for running across land, climbing, flying, and going over water; both of these scaly boys have you covered! They transform into living motorcycles, one looking more motorcycle-like than the other, and you can take them all over the Paldea region!
Also, yes, the new region for this game is known as the Paldea region! It seems circular in its shape and seems to be inspired by the real-life countries of Spain and Portugal. As an aspiring pokémon trainer in this new region, you’ll be attending one of two academies depending on the version of the game you choose; Naranja for Pokémon Scarlet and Uva for Pokémon Violet! From there, you’ll set off on a journey known as the Treasure Hunt, and the stories for these new games will unfold.
In Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, players will have three stories that they will get to choose from and complete in any order they wish. One of them is the Gym Challenge, a series staple. However, this time you can face the gym leaders in any order you wish! This is more canonical to the anime and the mangas. No other information was given regarding the other two stories, but I’m sure this mysterious treasure hunt and the legendary pokémon will have something to do with them.
We get to see several new characters in this update. We are already familiar with Professor Sada (Pokémon Scarlet), Professor Turo (Pokémon Violet), and Nimona who is your friend and fellow student. Now, we’ve been introduced to several new characters;
- Mr. Clavell, the academy director. Mr. Clavell’s suite will change depending on the game you choose, just like the academy uniforms!
- Mr. Jacq, who is your homeroom and biology teacher. Mr. Jacq is the one who developed the Pokédex App in this region!
- Arven is an upperclassman and a great cook. He isn’t too good at battling though.
- Penny, who is another fellow student, is a shy girl who rarely goes to school. She has a fluffy Eevee backpack that she cherishes.
- and Grusha, the ice-type gym leader! He takes his gym battles very seriously!
New Paldean Pokémon
We get to see three new pokémon that are from the Paldea region; on top of the starter pokémon, legendaries, and the three pokémon we were introduced to before. These three new pokémon are;
- Paldean Wooper
- And Cititan
Paldean Wooper is a poison/ground-type and covers its body in a poisonous film. Their gills have hardened because of living on land for so long, but that doesn’t stop them from shooting poison out of them at you!
Fidough is a fairy-type puppy pokémon made of dough! Their bodies are smooth and elastic; just like dough. To intimidate opponents, they puff themselves up. Fidough has yeast in its breath, which is used in cooking and fermenting items around it.
Cititan is a terra whale pokémon and an ice-type! It has strong muscles and thick blubber to protect itself from the cold. This pokémon has five horns, with the middle one on its upper jar being able to gather ice energy to attack opponents.
Remember from previous articles where co-op was said to be a thing? Well, to do it, you gotta go to the Union Circle. There, you can bring 3 friends with you on your journey. To use it, you gotta access a feature called the Poké Portal. In doing so, you can trade, battle, and run around the Paldea region together!
Like Mega Evolution in Kalos and Hoenn, Z-Moves of Alola, and Gigantamaxing of Galar – The Terastal Phenomenon is a special type of enhancement exclusive to Paldea that make your pokémon sparkle like gems! Professors Sada and Turo are researching this unique phenomenon.
Like in generation 8, there will be raid battles in generation 9 featuring this new feature! The Tera Raid Battles are where you will find pokémon with rare Tera Types, ones that do not match up with the actual typing of the pokémon! You can bring up to 3 friends with you into a Tera Raid battle and unlike in previous games, you can heal and attack whenever you want to.
If you purchase your copy of Pokémon Scarlet and/or Pokémon Violet by February 23, 2023, you will receive a special Pikachu via Mystery Gift! This Pikachu knows Fly AND has the Flying Tera Type. This will be the only way to obtain this special event Pikachu, so don’t miss out Gamers!
Alright, everyone! That’s it for the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet updates. Remember, these titles will be available to purchase on November 18 2022 and they’re available for preorder on the Nintendo eshop and many retailers right now. This is panning out to be the biggest Pokémon game yet, Gamers, so don’t miss out if you’re a fan of this beloved series!