The new Pokemon Direct on Pokemon Day 2022 surprised us all with the announcement of the next generation of Pokemon. Despite there being many other Pokemon games releasing the past year, with Pokemon Unite, BDSP, and Legends Arceus, the 9th generation Pokemon game is also well in development. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are planned to release late 2022, which is sooner than we expected! Here’s what we know so far.
Gen 9 Starters
The three new Starter Pokemon for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. Sprigatito is a small cat grass type Pokemon. Fuecoco is the new fire type starter. And Quaxly is a duck like water type Pokemon. Evolutions for these starters have not been revealed yet.
Gen 9 Region
The region and environment looks unique to other Pokemon games. Not only are the colors and graphics more refined than previous games but there’s a lot added to the world to give it personality. You can tell this region is based off a certain real life country with the decor and architecture resembling Spain.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Gameplay
So far we haven’t seen much gameplay of Scarlet and Violet but we have seen previews of the region and hints to what the gameplay might be like for the next Pokemon game. There are many screenshots and previews that show they have improved the graphics for this Pokemon game and filled every corner to add personality to the areas. A common complaint for previews and current Pokemon games is that they feel empty. This new title might solve that by adding more foliage and assets across the world. It’s also been said this game will be fully free roam. This means there won’t be loading screens or separations between areas.