As the release of the 9th generation of Pokémon games nears with the upcoming launch of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, yet another trailer for the game has been shared. Recently, Grafaiai, the Toxic Monkey Pokémon, was revealed following the announcement of the Terastal phenomenon, the new battle mechanic for this generation that allows Pokémon to switch types during battle. Now, the Pokémon Company has shown off new version exclusive Pokémon and unique game features in its latest trailer.
Within the first fifteen seconds of the trailer, three new Pokémon are revealed – Klawf, Armarouge and Ceruledge. Klawf serves as yet another crab-inspired Pokémon and introduces a new ability to the game, Anger Shell, which triggers an effect similar to the move Shell Smash when the Pokémon’s HP drops to half or less. While Klawf will be available in both game versions, Armarouge and Ceruledge serve as Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet exclusives respectively. Each feature a new move and humanoid design that many have noted is almost Megaman-like in appearance.
As for gameplay reveals, a closer look at the previously outlined three storylines has been shared. The traditional Victory Road challenge of conquering Gyms to become Champion makes a return with two new path concepts. First, the Path of Legends involves taking on Titan Pokémon, bigger than ordinary Pokémon, to obtain rare ingredients. The other involves battling Team Star, school delinquents who are constantly causing trouble.
Be sure to check out the trailer above as Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s release date of November 18 on the Nintendo Switch nears. Both games are available for pre-order now via Nintendo and retailers at a price of $60 USD.