Nintendo have revealed a new version of the OLED Switch console branded with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet imagery. The console will launch on November 4th, two weeks before the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet games are released. The console does not come packaged with a copy of the game.
The console will retail for $359.99 over in the United States. The Nintendo UK Twitter feed has no mention of the console so it may not be available in the U.K.
There’s also a new trailer for the games.
One of the biggest differences between Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet is that you will have a different professor, depending on the game you buy. Pokémon Scarlet features Professor Sada, while Pokémon Violet has Pofessor Turo, each one carrying out research into the lore that’s been passed down in the region. The main character that’s shared between the games is Nemona, an energetic and passionate character that will be your friend and guide on the adventure.
There’s also the other people that you can play with… in co-op! Officially described as being the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series, the multiplayer has been expanded beyond simply trading and battling, so you can explore various locations with up to four players in shared space multiplayer.
mblazoned on the cover of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are Koraidon and Miraidon, the two new Legendary Pokémon that feature in these games. Those are in addition to:
In addition to the electric sacs in its cheeks, Pawmi has electricity-discharging organs on its forepaws. It generates electricity by rubbing its cheeks, then it shocks its opponents by touching them with the pads on its forepaws.
The fur that covers its body is good insulation against the cold and serves the purpose of storing electricity. When it feels uneasy, this cautious Pokémon will begin rubbing its cheeks, preparing itself to discharge an electric shock.
- Category: Mouse Pokémon
- Type: Electric
- Height: 1′
- Weight: 5.5 lbs.
- Ability: Static / Natural Cure
Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that Bug-type Pokémon dislike. If attacked by an opponent and startled, it will charge forward in a panic.
It may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food.
- Category: Hog Pokémon
- Type: Normal
- Height: 1’8″
- Weight: 22.5 lbs.
- Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony
The oil that comes out of its head has a very strong bitter taste, and it is not suitable for consumption.
When startled or attacked, Smoliv will shoot this oil out, slowing its opponent down. It will then seize that moment to run away.
In the fruit on its head, Smoliv stores oil made from nutrients it gathers through photosynthesis. As a result, it can go for a week without eating or drinking. It prefers dry and sunny climates, and it seems to spend its days sunbathing.
- Category: Olive Pokémon
- Type: Grass/Normal
- Height: 1′
- Weight: 14.3 lbs.
- Ability: Early Bird