Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Switch OLED model announced

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch OLED model hero
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What you need to know:

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the second games in the mainline series on the Nintendo Switch family of systems.
  • Nintendo recently announced a themed Nintendo Switch OLED model, featuring the legendaries and starters on the dock and console.
  • The system is set to release on November 4, 2022.

After a new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon games, Nintendo has also announced a new Nintendo Switch OLED model to complement Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's release. 

The system features orange and purple as its primary colors, reminiscent of the Naranja and Uva Academy that the player character attends during the game's main story. Players can see the flagship legendary Pokémon, Koraidon and Miraidon, on the system's white dock, as well as the three starter Pokémon, Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly on the back of the console itself.

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At the suggested retail price of $349.99 USD, Nintendo announced that the console will release ahead of the games' launch on November 4, 2022. The console does not include the retail versions of the game, whose release date is set to November 18, 2022. 

As for availability, Nintendo has announced that it will appear in select stores and the My Nintendo Store, though no specificities of said "select stores" has been revealed at the time of writing. 

The Nintendo Switch OLED model itself offers a superior handheld experience, with its seven-inch OLED screen that is sure to make the game's colors pop. We'll be sure to let you know as soon as it becomes available for sale.


Pokémon Scarlet

In the first open-world Pokémon game, players can take a journey through a region inspired by the Iberian Peninsula. Pokémon Scarlet features the legendary Pokémon Koraidon, whose name is reminiscent of the Japanese word "ancient". What secrets can you uncover?

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Pokémon Violet

Pokémon Violet is Scarlet's counterpart, featuring Professor Turo and Miraidon, whose name strikes a similar resemblance to the Japanese word for "future". Players can traverse the world alongside friends in this gorgeous Nintendo Switch game.

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Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.