The 2022 Pokémon World Championships are well underway and those who had hoped for news related to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be rewarded later this weekend in Sunday’s Closing Ceremony.
The Pokémon Company president and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara took to the stage at the competitive event’s Opening Ceremony to reveal Pokémon UNITE’s new Theia Sky Ruins map and Master Sync Pair Ash & Pikachu and the Trainer Lodge for Pokémon Masters EX.
“As you can see there are so many exciting experiences to be had in our games this Summer,” Ishihara explained. “We also have news for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, and the future of the Pokémon Trading Card Game, but I’d like to share those updates with you during our Closing Ceremony. So, I ask that you wait just a little bit longer!”
The Closing Ceremony is scheduled to start at 4pm BST /5pm CEST on Sunday 21st August 2022.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are promised to “take a new evolutionary step in the Pokémon main series,” with players offered the chance to “explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness.” You will see Pokémon everywhere in this “wide-open world,” whether in the skies, in the sea, or on the streets.
You will start your adventure in the Paldea region, which is described as being “a land of vast open spaces dotted with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, and mountain ranges.” There are lots of people and Pokémon living together in a variety of locations, such as “a farming village with bountiful harvests to a port town with a bustling marketplace.” Pokémon also call treetops, rivers, and other locations in the wilderness their homes.
At the heart of the Paldea region is its largest city, Mesagoza. It is here that you will find either Naranja Academy or Uva Academy, with their name, emblem and uniforms differing depending on whether you choose to play Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet.
The Pokédex will be loaded on your Rotom Phone as an app, as well as a map app that will let you see the entire Paldea region, your current location and information like nearby towns, Pokémon Centers and wild Pokémon.
After their release, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be able to link with Pokémon HOME, a service that allows you to keep your entire Pokémon collection in one place. By linking these games with Pokémon HOME, you will be able to have Pokémon from other regions adventure alongside them in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 18th November 2022.