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
Tell me more about Koraidon and Miraidon
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?
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.
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