Everything New In The Latest Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet simply acquired a brand new trailer, and oh boy — this one is fourteen minutes lengthy. That’s so much to dissect, so discover a comfortable chair and make your self a cup of Sinistea as we undergo all the things new (and expanded!) on this newest trailer, which you’ll be able to watch right here:

Don’t neglect to head to our Pokémon pre-order guide to nab your self a replica, and take a look at our colossal “Everything We Know So Far” listing and our “New and Returning Pokémon” listing to catch up!

Right, as Game Freak would say… Let’s Go, Pikachu!

Everything we seen in Scarlet & Violet’s new trailer

New Pokémon

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

We’re beginning robust, however small, with the brand new Pokémon that we noticed on this trailer. Only one was formally introduced — Farigiraf, the hard-to-spell evolution of Girafarig, the place the tail has change into the pinnacle. Farigiraf additionally comes with new skills… But we’ll speak about these later.

Several different new Pokémon appeared within the trailer, though we did not get any data like names, varieties, and even what they really appear to be. Here all of them are:

Our guesses on what these are:

  • Armarouge’s pre-evolutionary type
  • Some sort of snow-mouse
  • A parakeet
  • A salt…mushroom…home?
  • A spider that is maybe a coin, somehow?

Honestly, who is aware of.

If you wish to discover out which pre-existing ‘mons are getting added to the Paldean Pokédex, we have added those from this trailer to our ongoing listing:

Picnics

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
This is the face that we make after we eat a sandwich, too — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

Pokémon’s ever-evolving makes an attempt to make a Poké-hangout with our ‘mons continues with the brand new Paldean Picnics, that are fairly much like Sword and Shield‘s tenting. Instead of a static first-person digicam, it appears to be like such as you’ll be in third-person, taking part in ball together with your workforce to bond with them.

There’s additionally a first-person washing minigame (with somewhat Mareep spoooonge!!!) on your filthy Pokémon, which appears to make them such as you higher. Also, makes them clear.

For some purpose — it wasn’t defined — there’s an opportunity {that a} Pokémon Egg will seem in your picnic baskets, providing you with free Pokémon, so long as you do not fry the egg, you monster. Is this a selected Pokémon that loves laying eggs in baskets, or is it any previous Pokémon? We’ll have to attend to search out out.

You can even customise your picnics somewhat bit — by altering the tablecloth! Very vital.

But the very best a part of picnics is the meals, after all, and ScaVi replaces Sword & Shield’s curries with Paldea’s sandwiches. It appears to be like like you should buy sandwich substances like lettuce, tomatoes, and ham (presumably from Lechonk) on the town, after which use these substances to create a sandwich inside a ten minute time restrict (which is a extremely very long time, for those who ask us).

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Wonder what “Florian” means on this context? It’s only a BLT, actually — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

It additionally appears to be like just like the sandwich has actual physics, that means that the arduous half is balancing substances and bread with out all of it falling aside. We can see some hilarious physics-related antics occurring right here… and a few actually nasty sandwiches.

The sandwich’s parts dictate how good it’s, and what buffs you get from it — larger EXP charges, higher catch charges for particular varieties, and assist with raid battles are all attainable, plus extra that we have now but to see. Love sandwich.

New Pokédex UI

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Does anybody nonetheless use Apple Books? — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

The Pokédex has taken its design cues from Apple Books, it appears, with Pokémon showing extra like books on a shelf than entries in an encyclopaedia. Each Pokémon could have its personal picture, plus the standard Pokédex stuff of top, weight, animations, and so forth. It’s so much prettier, however perhaps rather less accessible?

New Abilities

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Why is Farigiraf’s neck so lengthy? It’s stuffed with skills — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

Girafarig’s evo, Farigiraf, introduces two new skills to the sport:

  • Chew Cud: Allows the Pokémon to eat a berry twice, over two turns
  • Armor Tail: Stops opposing Pokémon from utilizing precedence strikes

Armor Tail specifically is a possible game-changer for aggressive play, however we’re to see if gamers can do something cool with Chew Cud, too.

Character Customisation

Pokémon video games proceed to extend the quantity of character customisation that gamers can do, with haircuts and hair colors returning, but additionally eye form, eyelash and eyebrow type, magnificence marks, freckles, colored contacts, lip form, and make-up choices.

As a bonus, it appears to be like like all of those choices are not locked to a selected gender. This not solely means that you could create a gender-neutral character in order for you, but additionally a genderfluid character that readily switches between a extra female look and a extra masculine one!

Camera app

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Just me and my giant squirrel pal — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

We knew concerning the digicam app, however we acquired a greater take a look at its capabilities on this trailer. It appears to be like like you’ll be able to take selfies and pictures of individuals and Pokémon, in addition to landscapes and different attention-grabbing phenomena. There are a number of filters you need to use, poses and emotes on your character to do, and one thing to do with eyes — we would guess that it is a “Look Over Here!” command like Animal Crossing: New Horizons has.

If you’re taking an image you want, you need to use it as your character’s profile card background. We’re additionally curious if you need to use pics of Pokémon as their Pokédex profile, like in Breath of the Wild.

The TM Machine

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Love crafting menu — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

We just like the TM Machine. As properly as discovering TMs scattered internationally or shopping for them in outlets, TMs can now be crafted at a Pokémon Center. Using League Points and Pokémon supplies, you’ll be able to craft something you could have a recipe for — how we get these recipes, nonetheless, remains to be unknown.

League Points?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
How many currencies does this recreation have? — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

But wait, did you say League Points? What are League Points? We are going to imagine for now that they are earned by health club battles, however there aren’t a whole lot of these, so perhaps they’re additionally earned by common coach battles. In the newest revamps of the Pokémon anime, Ash and mates have their League rating monitored and up to date by a Rotom Drone each time they battle another person within the Pokémon League, even random trainers, so we would guess it is one thing like that.

Pokémon now drop supplies

You might have seen that the crafting supplies for TMs are Pokémon bits. Don’t fear! These are simply bits that fall off a fainted Pokémon, proper? Like Snom Thread. We do not know what a part of a Snom is thread, nevertheless it does not sound like a physique half! And Shinx Fang, properly… okay, that appears like a physique half. Maybe you simply punched a Shinx so arduous its tooth fell out. Don’t fear about it.

Field HUD

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
It’s like a social media platform the place all your pals are animals — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

While you are within the discipline, the Heads Up Display — the time period for the interface that is on the display, like maps and well being bars — has been redesigned to restrict your view as little as attainable. Instead of your Pokémon workforce showing in a separate, full-screen menu, it now seems as a semi-transparent sidebar, permitting you to proceed no matter you are doing whereas checking a Pokémon’s standing.

Mini-map

The mini-map appears to be like prefer it’ll present a whole lot of helpful data — close by wild Pokémon, pins that you could set your self, and the areas of helpful locations like Pokémon Centers.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Mystery Gifts being in-game is a surprisingly massive deal — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

There’s a menu that you could open whereas within the discipline that permits you to entry a number of choices:

  • Union Circle
  • Tera Raid Battle
  • Link Trade
  • Surprise Trade
  • Link Battle
  • Battle Stadium
  • Mystery Gift

Previously, a lot of these items had been solely accessible from both a selected location (like raid battles) or from the beginning menu (like mystery gifts). Now, it appears to be like like all of those options may be accessed wherever you might be!

Offline buying and selling?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
There goes Haunter and Scyther, haunting and… scything — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

We’re keen to take this one with a pinch of salt, as a result of the sport remains to be in growth, nevertheless it seemed to us like the sport enables you to do a hyperlink commerce in Offline Mode. But sure, this might simply be as a result of the servers aren’t open but.

New data on terastallizing

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Pikachu has so many hats — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company
  • There are 18 Tera varieties in complete
  • Tera Pokémon have a sort that may not be something to do with their fundamental varieties
  • Terastallizing is perhaps obtainable from the beginning — we see an unevolved Quaxly utilizing it
  • Tera Pokémon may be discovered within the wild — they sparkle
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
This Jigglypuff appears to be like like he is about to mug you — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company
  • Catching a wild Tera Pokémon is a matter of getting its HP low, at which level it can flip again into its fundamental type
  • There are uncommon Tera varieties, which may be present in raid battles
  • There’s a brand new transfer known as Tera Blast, which adjustments its sort to regardless of the Tera-type is of the Pokémon utilizing it
  • Sudowoodo lastly will get to be a grass sort!
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
We’re so pleased with you, Sudowoodo — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

Raid battles

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Sableye dies twice on this battle. Embarrassing for Sableye followers — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

Tera raid battles function as much as 4 gamers in a timed battle with a Terastallized Pokémon. Much like Sword and Shield’s Dynamaxed battles, these Pokémon are further robust and additional uncommon, with Tera varieties that maybe cannot be discovered within the wild.

If your Pokémon will get knocked out in these raid battles, don’t be concerned — they’re going to be revived after 5 seconds, however that is perhaps valuable time misplaced all the identical.

If your chosen Pokémon is a bit pants, or in case your workforce wants assist, you’ll be able to select to cheer your allies on as an alternative of constructing a transfer. This enables you to improve their Atk and Sp. Atk., their Def. and Sp. Def., or present a full-team heal.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Yelling “Heal Up” at your pals IRL will solely make them take a look at you humorous — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

When the battle is over, you and your friends should workforce as much as catch the Pokémon, as your Poké Balls mix into one massive one — nevertheless it’s not clear who will get it. Maybe all of you?

Titan Pokémon are cowards

We acquired to see Klawf, the brand new Titan Pokémon, in battle — however he notably scuttled off earlier than being totally defeated. Does that imply we’ll should take him on once more in a number of rematches? Probably!

The Titan Pokémon are a part of the Herba Mystica plotline, known as The Path of Legends. We would not be shocked if it is somewhat extra concerned than simply “beat this massive man and name it a day”.

Day/evening cycle

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Did you realize? Night time was truly a Spanish invention, therefore why it is on this recreation — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

There’s a day-night cycle! We did already know this one, however this trailer confirmed it. No phrase on whether or not it is actual time or not, nevertheless it appears to be like extra dynamic than earlier video games, which caught to a morning/day/night/evening cycle.

Height variations?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
We wish to be tiny — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

We’re theorised about this for previous trailers, however the stark distinction between the little trainers and the extra normal-sized trainers makes us surprise for those who can select your top within the character customisation. Reasons why this is able to be good — some gamers are youngsters. Or quick, like among the NL workforce! Reasons why this won’t be attainable — mapping animations onto two different-sized frames is perhaps fairly troublesome.

Let’s Go! instructions

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
Let’s Go? Haven’t we heard that someplace earlier than? — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

We acquired some new data concerning the Let’s Go command, which helps you to ship off certainly one of your Pokémon into the sector to do stuff when you do different issues. That consists of auto-battling wild Pokémon, and choosing up objects — though it looks like you would possibly nonetheless should micromanage the Pokémon somewhat bit, as a result of you need to truly throw them on the merchandise. Which saves you, what, 15 seconds?

New data on Team Star

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
This automotive is 100% a Pokémon, or a minimum of part-Pokémon. We simply do not know what meaning — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

Team Star — who appear to be the primary villains, a minimum of that we learn about — have various bases throughout Paldea, each with a bunch of grunts and a frontrunner. You’ll be allowed to enter the bottom with the primary three Pokémon in your occasion, however the identify of the bottom can be a clue — just like the Fire Squad, for instance, which implies it is best to top off on Water varieties.

It appears to be like just like the grunts can be open-field battles, relatively than locked-down enviornment fights; the sport appears to encourage you to make use of the Let’s Go function to battle off waves of low-level grunt Pokémon.

When you’ve got defeated all of them, you will unlock the boss — on this case, the boss of Team Star’s Fire Squad, Mela — who rides in on a souped-up automotive that we strongly suspect is a Pokémon of some sort.

The trailer stated we would have to attend to search out out extra about these battles, which occur on the automotive, so we have now to imagine that there is some neat twist hidden in amongst all of this.

Graphical compromises

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
It’s arduous to seize low framerate in a screenshot. Just think about it — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

Yyyyyeaaaaahhhh. Sorry.

It appears to be like like ScaVi has some severe graphical compromises that it is needed to do so as to get the sport operating on Switch, which is certainly preferable to a recreation that punches above its weight and runs poorly.

Even in a trailer, which is normally polished up, we are able to see low ranges of element, decreased poly depend on Pokémon even in shut proximity to the participant character, low body charges on issues just like the windmill, and simplistic textures. Is it an issue? That’s as much as you to resolve. And additionally whoever finally ends up reviewing it for us. In our opinion, it appears to be like higher than Pokémon Legends Arceus did, although.

Some fans have noted that the Japanese trailer doesn’t suffer from many of the same graphical issues, though we are able to nonetheless see low body charges and low-poly animations:

Rotom Phone can get calls

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: All the things we noticed in the new trailer
“Your mom desires to know what you are as much as” — Image: Nintendo / The Pokémon Company

Ring ring! It’s Rotom Phone. Yep, you may get calls in your Rotom Phone, a bit like in HeartGold and SoulSilver, the place individuals would name you to ask you for battles, progress the story, or offer you objects. Cool!


Those are all the massive issues we seen — however right here, have a pleasant gallery of another cool screenshots from the trailer that we did not get to make use of already, and see for those who can spot something neat:

Did you discover something new and/or uncommon on this mega-trailer? Are you hyped to max for the sport’s launch on November 18th? Tell us all of your Poképinions within the feedback beneath!

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