New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer, Release Date Confirmed

Posted by Marriland

A new video trailer for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has been released today and it showcases more of the game, including several new Pokémon, the “box” Legendary Pokémon, the two Professors of the region—which vary based on which game is being played. The two games also now have a confirmed release date of November 18, 2022.

Below, you’ll find some new screenshots and a look at the new Pokémon that were revealed.

New Pokémon

You can find out a bit more about each of the newly revealed Pokémon on the dedicated New Pokémon page, but here’s a quick look at the five newly revealed Pokémon from today’s trailer.

Pawmi, Lechonk, and Smoliv

These three Pokémon are all available fairly early on in the game. Pawmi is a pure Electric-type Pokémon, Lechonk is a pure Normal-type Pokémon, and Smoliv is a Grass/Normal-type Pokémon.

Screenshots of these New Pokémon

Koraidon & Miraidon

The two “box” Legendary Pokémon, Koraidon (exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet) and Miraidon (exclusive to Pokémon Violet).

New Characters

Unlike previous games, there are actually two different Professors, but the Professor changes depending on which game you’re playing. You’ll encounter Professor Sada in Pokémon Scarlet and will encounter Professor Turo in Pokémon Violet.

Additionally, one of the rival characters, Nemona, has been revealed.

You can find out a bit more about these characters on the New Characters page.

Multiplayer and Open World

Two interesting details that were confirmed in the trailer and the press release were that up to four players can “explore the various locations of the region” together, meaning you can explore with up to three of your friends. Additionally, the games are being referred to as the “first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series” and you are “free to explore at your leisure and not in an order dictated by the story”.


Here are some screenshots showcasing some more of the game in action. You can click any of them to view them in a larger view.

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