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How to preorder Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Legendaries Switch Boxes Smaller
Pokemon Scarlet Violet Legendaries Switch Boxes Smaller (Image credit: iMore)

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

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Pikachu (Image credit: Nintendo)

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.

Tell me more about Koraidon and Miraidon

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Starters (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

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?

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Starters (Image credit: iMore)

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
Rebecca Spear

Rebecca Spear is the dedicated gaming editor for iMore who loves playing games on Switch and iOS. She is a Zelda nut through and through and can also talk for hours about her favorite Pokémon games. She’s written hundreds of guides and reviews over the last six years to the point that if you get stuck in a game somewhere, she can help you out. On any given day, you’ll find her following the latest tech, digitally drawing with her iPad Air and Apple Pencil, reading a good book, or - you guessed it - playing video games. Follow her on Twitter @rrspear (opens in new tab) to see her post about her corgi, foster kitties, art, and favorite video game characters.