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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer, details, and screenshots – Treasure Hunt, Auto Battles, new Pokemon, and Switch OLED Model

The Pokemon Company and developer Game Freak have revealed new information, video, and screenshots for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet introducing the game’s school “Treasure Hunt” assignment, Auto Battles, and new Pokemon Armarouge, Ceruledge, and Klawf.

Additionally, Nintendo announced Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & violet Edition, which will launch on November 4 for $359.99.

Get the details below.

■ Your Own Story, Woven Through Your Treasure Hunt

The school that you’ve enrolled in hosts a special independent study project. The theme of this assignment is “A Treasure Hunt.” Explore the world and seek out your very own treasure!

Three stories will be woven into your adventure while traversing the sprawling Paldea region. Along Victory Road, you will go to Gyms in different locations in order to achieve Champion Rank. On the Path of Legends, you can join Arven in search of rare ingredients. And in ★ Starfall Street ★, you’ll challenge Team Star, a group of delinquents causing trouble for the school.

These stories are set in an open world, so where you go is all up to you. A world teeming with Pokemon and people to meet is waiting for you—traverse the Paldea region wherever your heart desires.

Victory Road—Your Path to Champion Rank

There are eight Pokemon Gyms in different locations throughout Paldea, all managed by the Pokemon League. If a Trainer makes their way to the Gyms, defeats all of the Gym Leaders, and then passes the Champion Assessment at the Pokemon League headquarters, they can earn the coveted Champion Rank.

After accepting Nemona’s suggestion to become a Champion-ranked Trainer, you too will be able to visit the eight Pokemon Gyms scattered across the region.

The First Trial of the Gyms: The Gym Test

At a Pokemon Gym, you must first pass a Gym Test before you’ll be allowed to challenge the Gym Leader.

The contents of these Gym Tests are unique to each Gym, but through them, you might come to learn more about the customs and unique features of each city and town, as well as what kind of people the Gym Leaders are.​

Mrs. Geeta, Chairwoman of the Pokemon League

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Geeta is the chairwoman of the Pokemon League, which operates Paldea’s Pokemon Gyms. Among the region’s Champions, she reigns supreme as the most skilled Trainer of all.

Although mild-mannered, Geeta still has a commanding presence, and it’s said that anyone who calls themselves a Pokemon Trainer looks up to her.

It appears that she is looking for exceptional young talents capable of conquering the Pokemon League.

Brassius, Gym Leader of the Artazon Gym

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Brassius is the Gym Leader of Artazon, a town that’s alive with flowers and art. He specializes in using Grass-type Pokemon and is known as the Verdant Virtuoso.

Gym Leader Brassius treats Pokemon battles as works of art and is always in search of artistic quality, using his Gym Test to help judge a Trainer’s aesthetic sensibilities.

His piece de resistance, “Surrendering Sunflora,” is a statue installation depicting adorable Sunflora with somber expressions. Just what these Sunflora are surrendering to is a topic of debate among connoisseurs.

Search for Herba Mystica on the Path of Legends

Arven’s research into healthy recipes for Pokemon has led him to seek out rare ingredients called Herba Mystica, which are said to immediately restore health once eaten.

Herba Mystica are extremely rare herbs that can only be found in Paldea. They are guarded by Titan Pokemon, which are bigger and stronger than ordinary Pokemon—making these rare herbs even more difficult to obtain. What’s more, a number of these Titan Pokemon have already been sighted in the region.

Since Arven isn’t good at Pokemon battles, he’ll be asking you to help him out—and will even offer to treat you to some of his hand-made dishes if the two of you succeed in obtaining these rare herbs. Drive back tough opponents and gather the Herba Mystica together with Arven!

Face Off Against the School’s Troublemakers in ★ Starfall Street ★

Team Star was formed by the school’s most rebellious students and is made up of several squads. Each squad is led by its own boss, each with their own base scattered across the Paldea region. These class-cutting delinquents cause trouble for all those around them, giving the academy’s students and teachers a hard time by disturbing the peace and using pushy recruitment tactics.

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March up to their bases and face off against the troublemaking Team Star!

Make Your Way into Team Star’s Bases to Take Down Their Bosses!

When you go to take on each squad’s base, Team Star’s many grunts will send out a relentless barrage of Pokemon to get in your way. By defeating enough of the grunts’ Pokemon within a given time limit, you’ll be able to challenge their boss to a battle.

Engage in Auto Battles—a convenient feature that’s new to these titles—to overcome the unending barrage of Team Star’s grunts and their Pokemon!

(Note: The uniforms worn by the members of Team Star will differ depending on the version of the game you play.)

Take on the Bosses Riding Their Starmobiles

Once you overcome the waves of Team Star Grunts, their boss will appear in a custom car called the Starmobile. It seems that during your Pokemon battles with these bags, the Starmobile itself will get in your way. Take down each squad’s boss by defeating their party Pokemon and their Starmobiles!

Mela, Boss of the Schedar Squad (AKA Team Star’s Fire crew)

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Mela is the boss of Team Star’s Fire crew, the Schedar Squad. As the team’s best all-rounder, Mela fixes any and every problem thrown her way, although her methods are heavy-handed. She leaves a forceful and gruff impression, but her steadfast devotion to completing anything she puts her mind to has earned her the trust of her teammates.

(Note: The uniforms worn by the members of Team Star will differ depending on the version of the game you play.)

■ Let’s Go! A Handy Feature for Exploring the Paldea Region

Tell Your Pokemon to Go Adventure!

You can have one Pokemon out and walking with you in the Paldea region’s great outdoors. When you have a Pokemon exploring with you in the field, you can use the “Let’s Go!” feature to send that Pokemon off in the direction you indicate. The Pokemon you send out then independently picks up items in the area and even has Auto Battles with nearby Pokemon.

What Are Auto Battles?

Auto Battles are a new way of battling that can be activated by using the “Let’s Go!” feature. Doing so will send out a Pokemon to battle wild Pokemon without needing orders from its Trainer. Your Pokemon can be sent into an Auto Battle against any wild Pokemon you see on the field, and it can even find Pokemon to engage in Auto Battles on its own.​

When your Pokemon is out and engaging in Auto Battles, you can do what you want—stay by its side to watch over it, or try looking for items nearby. By defeating wild Pokemon in Auto Battles, your Pokemon can also earn items and Exp. Points!

Master using this new feature to explore every nook and cranny of the vast Paldea region with your Pokemon!

■ More Pokemon Revealed

In addition to new regional Pokemon found across both Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, different species of Pokemon will appear depending on which game the player purchases. Armarouge can be encountered in Pokemon Scarlet and Ceruledge can be encountered in Pokemon Violet.

Armarouge

  • Category: Fire Warrior Pokemon
  • Type: Fire/Psychic
  • Height: 4’11”
  • Weight: 187.4 lbs.
  • Ability: Flash Fire
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Armarouge’s set of armor belonged to a distinguished warrior and is the source of the energy used for its Psychic-type moves. It also uses the psychic capabilities of this armor to control the fire energy within its body and unleash attacks.

Ceruledge

  • Category: Fire Blades Pokemon
  • Type: Fire/Ghost
  • Height: 5’3″
  • Weight: 136.7 lbs.
  • Ability: Flash Fire
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Ceruledge dons an old set of armor steeped in grudges and wields blades made of fire and ghost energy. In battle, these blades transform into great swords to increase Ceruledge’s power. Cuts from these great swords leave wounds from which life energy will flow.

The final revealed Pokemon Klawf can be encountered in both Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet.

Klawf

  • Category: Ambush Pokemon
  • Type: Rock
  • Height: 4’3″ (1.3m)
  • Weight: 174.2 lbs. (79.0 kg)
  • Ability: Anger Shell / Shell Armor
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Klawf can rotate their protruding eyeballs to see everything around them, eliminating all their blind spots. They can latch upside down onto cliffs to ambush their prey from above, however, they eventually get dizzy from the blood rushing to their heads, so they cannot stay upside down for very long.

■ Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & violet Edition

On November 4, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & violet Edition system will be available at select stores, featuring art inspired by the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet games (sold separately). The Legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon are featured on the glossy front side of the white system’s dock, and a design inspired by the series’ iconic Poke Ball is featured on the back. The back of the system itself is adorned with special illustrations of the three Pokemon you can choose as your first partners in the game—Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly—along with illustrations of symbols players may recognize as they journey through the games. The Joy-Con controllers, which match the main colors of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violetfeature the school emblems of the Naranja Academy and Uva Academy that appear in the respective games.

Nintendo Switch – OLED Model features a vibrant 7-inch OLED screen, a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port (LAN cable sold separately), 64 GB of internal storage, a portion of which is reserved for use by the system , and enhanced audio in handheld and tabletop mode. The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model system can be played in three modes: TV mode, played on a TV while the system is docked; handheld mode, when the Joy-Con controllers are attached for portable play; and tabletop mode for on-the-go multiplayer gaming sessions.

The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokemon Scarlet & violet Edition system will be available in stores and in the My Nintendo Store at a suggested retail price of $359.99.

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are due out for Switch on November 18.

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