Hello, Gamers! Long time no see. As promised, today we have the next Pokémon Scarlet and Violet article. I meant to get this article out a lot sooner but once again, life got in the way. I hope to be back on schedule starting this week. I plan on covering the Summer of Gaming showcase footage shown off so far, and everything we know so far about Sonic Frontiers.
Re-focusing to today’s article, we have quite a bit more about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to talk about. Just a quick heads-up to readers, all information within this article is everything that has been officially confirmed so far. There are many leaks and much speculation, but I only want to report on official information so as to not create any false hype surrounding the game. With that being said, let’s dive in!
Initial Pokémon Generation 9 Reveal
If you remember from my last Pokémon Scarlet and Violet article, I mentioned that the games were first announced during the February 27, 2022, Pokémon Presents. The reveal was unexpected but no less exciting for me. I enjoyed what was shown off during the initial reveal and was excited to learn more. It took a little while to happen, but on June 1, 2022, we got another trailer for the new Pokémon games.
Second Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Trailer
This 3-minute trailer tells us a lot of information, but it also remains incredibly vague. This is because a lot of the information that I felt should have been in the trailer, like the names of the legendaries and other two new pokémon revealed during the trailer, was posted exclusively to the official website. If you haven’t watched the second trailer yet, you can do so below. Next, I’m going to break down everything that was revealed during this trailer. If you’d like a breakdown of the first trailer, check out my first Pokémon Scarlet and Violet article that I linked above.
Generation 9 2nd Trailer Information Breakdown
Two Different Professors
The first new thing we are met with is the fact that there seem to be version-specific pokémon professors; Professor Sada for Pokémon Scarlet and Professor Turo for Pokémon Violet. Both of their designs are drastically different; with Professor Sada having a youthful appearance while wearing primitive-like attire that is orange with orange nail polish on her fingernails and toenails and Professor Turo having a more middle-aged appearance, having noticeable wrinkles under his eyes, and is wearing a purple futuristic tech suit. Both professors are wearing lab coats that match their aesthetic.
Next, we meet a girl named Nemona who appears to be the player’s new rival (they seem to be insistent on calling her the player’s “friend” instead of their rival) for these games. She is noticeably older than the player, but they seem to be wearing a uniform similar to the player. This could imply they may go to the same school, but she is in a higher grade. The website points out that despite being a skilled trainer, she has trouble throwing pokéballs.
4-Player Co-op & Character Customization
We are then met with information regarding the fact character customization is returning, a big relief to lots of fans, and the fact that both games have multiplayer functionality with up to 4 players. Not much information has been released on this feature yet; if it’s local or internet-based or if it works like how it did in Sword and Shield, etc. Hopefully, they dive more into this feature before November.
Lastly, we have five new confirmed pokémon, two of which are the box legendaries for both titles. The five new pokémon are: Pawmi, Lechonk, Smoliv, Koraidon, and Miraidon. The first three pokémon are used by Nemona and seem to be able to be caught early on, the last two are the legendaries. Information regarding these pokémon comes from the official website, which I have linked above.
Pawmi seems to be our new regional Pikachu clone. They are an electric mouse pokémon that generates electricity by rubbing their paws against their cheeks. Their fluffy body is good for insulating them against the cold and for storing electricity.
Lechonk is a tiny hog pokémon, and I’m not gonna lie, my Partner nearly spat out whatever he was drinking at the time and nearly choked when we saw the name of this little dude. Despite gluttony being one of its possible abilities, this little piglet is a picky eater and has a body made of muscle because it walks around so much looking for food to suit its high-end flavor palette.
The last pokémon revealed that is used by Nemona, Smoliv is a regional grass-type and as the name suggests; a small, olive pokémon. Smoliv loves to sunbathe and photosynthesize. Doing this produces a really bitter oil that it uses to attack with and to consume. This allows it to go up to a week without food or water.
Lastly, we have the two box legendaries. Koraidon is the legendary pokémon for Pokémon Scarlet and Miraidon is the legendary pokémon for Pokémon Violet. Currently, nothing has been revealed about these legendaries other than their names, designs, and which game they can be caught in. They do seem to represent the games’ overarching themes though; the past and the future, same as the two pokémon professors.
After the reveal of the legendaries, the video cuts to a mysterious-looking area with a pokéball flying through it. The area seems to be reflective and possibly made of glass, crystal, or some kind of metal. The purpose or importance of the area is currently unknown and there is no information regarding it on the website.
After watching this second trailer, I am definitely even more excited about the game. I love the designs of the legendaries and both of the professors; they really add to the need to learn more about the lore of these two games. The regional pokémon revealed so far, starters included, are also quite adorable and creatively named. We are definitely looking forward to learning about the evolutions of these pokémon, as well as any other information that The Pokémon Company wishes to share before the Worldwide release on November, 18th!
I hope you enjoyed today’s article, Gamers. What were your thoughts after watching the second trailer? Was there anything in particular that they revealed that you are really excited about? Don’t forget, not all of the newly revealed information was in the trailer, so make sure to head on over to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet website to fill in the gaps.
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Keep an eye out for our upcoming articles this week. I have a lot to talk about when it comes to the Summer Games Fest showcases, as well as Sonic Frontiers so keep your eyes peeled for those articles. That’s all I have for you for now. Later, Gamers!