The new Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer showcases new legendaries and a release date

Pokemon Scarlet Violet Starters 3d
Pokemon Scarlet Violet Starters 3d (Image credit: The Pokémon Company)

What you need to know

  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were announced in a February 2022 Pokémon Presents showcase.
  • Though not much was revealed since the initial announcement, The Pokémon Company announced a new trailer would be released today.
  • The new trailer gives more insight into the game's features, setting, and new creatures to encounter.

After officially announcing the newest Pokémon games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at the end of the February 2022 Pokémon Presents, things went quiet for a few months. However, The Pokémon Company announced yesterday that a new trailer showing the Generation 9 games would premiere today.

If you missed the trailer, don't worry, you can watch it below.

Looking distinctly more polished than its predecessor, Pokémon Sword and Shield, Scarlet and Violet are set in a region reminiscent of the Iberian Peninsula. The new trailer shows off tons about the highly anticipated games.

Namely, each game will feature a different Pokémon Professor deprending on which game is chosen. The friendship group aspect from Pokémon X and Y seems to be returning, with different friends going on their own separate journey. The Legendary Pokémon featured in each game were also unveiled, resembling dragons. The box Legendaries in Scarlet and Violet are named Koraidon and Miraidon, respectively.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will release on November 18, 2022.

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.