How to preorder Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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During the February Pokémon Presents, we got our first look at Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the Gen 9 Pokémon games coming to Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022. We already know that the starters are a Grass-type cat called Sprigatito, a Fire-type crocodile called Fuecoco, and a Water-type duck called Quaxly. 

Additionally, we now know that the Legendaries are Koraidon and Miraidon. Everything else that has been shown looks amazing so far and we can't wait to get ahold of these games. Fortunately, they are already available for preorder.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet preorders

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet preorders can already be made from the following locations. Whether you're only wanting one of the Pokémon games or both, make sure to snag your game(s) now.


Pokémon Scarlet

The next big Pokémon adventure is coming to Nintendo Switch. With Scarlet, you'll be able to catch the Legendary Koraidon. The game releases November 18, 2022.

Buy from: Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart


Pokémon Violet

Play through this exciting entry and then get the chance to capture Legendary Miraidon. The game launches on November 18, 2022.

Buy From: Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Double Pack

Why settle for just one of the Gen 9 games when you can get both in one pack? That way you experience both versions and capture all of the exclusive Pokémon.

Amazon| Best Buy | Walmart

Tell me more about Koraidon and Miraidon

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We still don't know a ton about these Legendary creatures, but we do know that players who purchase Scarlet will have the chance to capture Koraidon while those who purchase Violet will be able to capture Miraidon. It's rumored that Koraidon is Dragon/Fighting while Miraidon is rumored to be Dragon/Electric. From the way they look, this seems like it could be accurate.

Who are the starters?

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As mentioned previously, the starters are the Grass-type Sprigatito, the Fire-type Fuecoco, and the Water-type Quaxly. At the moment, we do not know what their final evolutions look like, however, all three of them look like awesome picks and it will definitely be a hard choice for many people out there. Although, I'm heavily partial to Sprigatito myself, even though I don't usually go for Grass-type starters.

Regardless of which one you choose, this is sure to be an awesome new Pokémon adventure filled with charming moments and epic battles.

Get ready to catch 'em all again

We've had a lot of Pokémon games release in the last few months including Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl as well as Legends: Arceus. But players won't have to wait long to get their hands on a brand new Pokémon adventure.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.