In today’s Pokémon Presents, two new Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch were unveiled—Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet—due for a worldwide release in late 2022. This pair of games mark the start of Generation IX (Generation 9).
You can see some footage of the game in action in the reveal trailer up above, which showcases an open world with numerous Pokémon found out in the wild and even throughout the cities. The region appears to be influenced by real-world Spain and Portugal, and the region itself is said to be open world.
The three starter Pokémon were also unveiled, which you can see down below.
The trailer, shown above, showcases several new characters, the ability to change your clothes and take photographs in Jubilife Village, as well as another entirely new Pokémon that evolves from an existing one. You can also ride on certain Pokémon to make traversing the expansive region even easier by using an item received in the game, the Celestica Flute.
The main focus of today’s Pokémon Direct was the Pokémon Sword & Shield Expansion Pass that was announced for the game, bringing in large amounts of new DLC content, adding new Pokémon, and also bringing back over 200 old Pokémon that weren’t present in the Galar region.
The Expansion Passes, which costs US$29.99 each, will unlock two sets of content for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield respectively — The Isle of Armor (June 2020) and The Crown Tundra (Autumn 2020).
A new Pokémon has been revealed on the official Pokémon website today and it is Sirfetch’d, the new evolution of Farfetch’d. Unlike its previous form, Sirfetch’d is a pure Fighting-type Pokémon. It is available only in Pokémon Sword and must be traded for in Pokémon Shield.