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New Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Trailer Reveals Three More Mons


As the release date for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet comes ever closer, Nintendo is revealing more about the game piece by piece…today’s piece happens to include three newly revealed Pokémon, several gym leaders, the “bad guys” and a name for the region (Paldea).

The loose premise is that you’re a student attending a Pokemon academy and earning your degree by catching them all. Through this premise you’ll be able to go wherever you want in pursuit of knowledge, allowing for the “open world” gaming of this installment. As far as who’s playing Rocket this time, the school has a gang of “delinquents” who call themselves Team Star. We were chortling until we saw Mela, a Fire-type trainer and member of the crew WHO LOOKS BADASS:

To deal with a force like Mela you’re gonna need heavy artillery. You’re gonna need…crabs?

So Klawf is definitely not the first crab-based Pokemon to ever be; he was preceded by Krabby and Kingler before him. What makes him different? The Pokedex says “Klawf can rotate their protruding eyeballs to see everything around them, eliminating all their blind spots. They can latch upside down onto cliffs to ambush their prey from above, however, they eventually get dizzy from the blood rushing to their heads, so they cannot stay upside down for very long.”

Two more Pokemon were revealed, but you can only have one, unless you spring for the combo pack and play the game twice. Armarouge is a Fire/Psychic Type who looks like a Mega Man boss robot, and you can only find it in Scarlet.

“Armarouge’s set of armor belonged to a distinguished warrior and is the source of the energy used for its Psychic-type moves. It also uses the psychic capabilities of this armor to control the fire energy within its body and unleash attacks.”

Likewise, you can only get the Pokemon pictured below, Ceruledge, if you are playing Violet.

“Ceruledge dons an old set of armor steeped in grudges and wields blades made of fire and ghost energy. In battle, these blades transform into great swords to increase Ceruledge’s power. Cuts from these great swords leave wounds from which life energy will flow.” Ceruledge can use a move called Bitter Blow to absorb that life energy, healing an amount of 50% of the total damage delivered on its opponent from the move.

You can watch the full trailer below and learn more. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be released for Nintendo Switch November 18.

One other thing: two weeks before the launch of Scarlet and Violet on November 4, Nintendo will be selling a special edition Switch OLED with designs inspired by the series all over it. Like the Splatoon 3 Switch that’s coming out in two days, it will cost $10 more than a Switch OLED does ($359.99) and, like the Splatoon 3 Switch, it will not include a copy of the game it’s decorated to celebrate. Of all the….