Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: 10 Things You NEED TO KNOW

Pokemon is a large looming presence over All of gaming and three words new Mainline Pokemon and this time around There's a lot of new stuff hi folks it's Falcon and today on gameranks 10 things You need to know about Pokemon scarlet And violet We're not gonna mess around We're just gonna get right into it Starting off at number 10 this is the First actual open world title of the Franchise period now we can say like This is the first Mainline Pokemon game To be open world because Arceus is kind Of but here hold on so everything Connects together seamlessly there's no Borders for towns the world is open free Entirely for you to explore battles take Place on the open world map Etc Arceus Had these very large zones to explore But they actually were all separate Maps Now it functioned very much like an open World game and also Pokemon sword and Shield had a large wild area but again There were more traditional routes and Towns and it was all enclosed like a Regular Pokemon game in this one that's Not the case everything is just out There in the open world it's one big Interconnected map or Maps I don't know If it's a hundred percent seamless but From everything that we've seen it sure Looks like it is and it's incredibly Ambitious for a Pokemon game and we're Excited to see just exactly to what

Extent this world is open Um the game takes place in a new region Uh the paldea region which is based on The Iberian Peninsula it's kind of the Pokemon version of Spain which is gonna Make for an interesting change of pace The trailers have shown some pretty Picturesque locations and I have a Feeling this is going to be a great Place to explore and you're going to be Able to explore it like never before Moving on to number nine you gotta talk Starters if you're gonna talk a Pokemon Game uh there are also some other Notable Pokemon as well but it's another Pokemon game so that means new starters This year we're getting a grass type cat Pokemon named sprigatido uh there is a Fire type crocodile Pokemon named for Coco and a water type duck Pokemon named I mean the other two have like vaguely Spanish sounding names and this one's Named quaxley but I mean look at the Pompadour on this duck he has got style For days I I like all the starters Actually but I think quaxley is getting The top spot from us just for the hair Helmet as usual there's gonna be new Regional variations on some classic Pokemon like the Paul day and Whooper Which looks a little more poisonous than Its standard version uh like previous Games there's also some version Exclusive Pokemon like this fire warrior

Pokemon called armor Rogue who's Exclusive to Pokemon scarlet and Saruledge uh blue fire Pokemon that is Exclusive to Violet one guy that's new That has people really curious is this Humble creature called Wiglet it's Diglett but more worm-like and Interestingly enough it's not a regional Pokemon it's just a new one uh one last Standout at least to me is the Ghost Dog Pokemon grievard graverd I don't know Exactly how to say it yet apparently if You hang out with this guy too too long You slowly lose life force which sucks Obviously but it's probably just another One of the Pokemon company's weird Descriptions I find it hard to believe That they would actually siphon Health Off of you if you have him of course There's also the legendaries but we'll Get into those later because there's a Lot to talk about there too At number eight there's three three Pats Um scarlet and violet Embraces the open World in some pretty radical ways Instead of having a simple linear story Like pretty much every other Pokemon Game up until this point this game has Three different story paths you can take You can do them in whatever order you Want there's nothing stopping you from Walking away from one to do another and This is an exciting level of freedom for The Pokemon series we're pretty

Interested to see how this is all gonna Work out the three paths are victory Road path of Legends and Starfall Street Victory Road what you would expect you Face off against the Region's eight gym Leaders and become the new Pokemon Champion what makes it different is that You can tackle the gems in whatever Order you want there's no set path to Completion and they're all available and You decide which ones to take on first Along with the regular Gym Battles there Are also gym tests you have to complete Before you're allowed to enter the gym They kind of seem like mini games or Side quests similar to the stuff that You had in Pokemon Sun and Moon the path Of Legends uh is actually about taking On gigantic Titan Pokemon in a quest to Find the legendary Urban mystica a Special healing herb instead of being City focused it's more about exploring The wilds and sounds similar to the Types of things you were doing in Arceus The final path uh is Starfall Street and In this one you're taking on the team Rocket of this game team Starfall these Guys are split into various groups have Their own leaders and it's up to you to Take them down right now we don't know Exactly how much story content each of These different paths is gonna have uh But there's two non-gym stories and they Could be glorified side quests or they

Could be full on campaigns we don't know And we're very excited to find out And number seven is four player Multiplayer this is huge obviously Pokemon has dabbled in multiplayer Before but with scarlet and violet You're gonna explore the world with Three other players if you want to like There's the regular trading and battle Features that have been with the series Since the beginning but you can Literally explore the world and do Pretty much everything there is to do in The game in four player multiplayer it's Another feature that sounds really Ambitious so we're really interested to See how this gets implemented we don't Know a lot about it yet and I have a Feeling like it's not gonna make bull Sense until the game's released And number six is gonna be rideable Legendaries okay so like normal for a Pokemon there are two legendary Pokemon With each one being exclusive to each Version of the game there's Corydon a Wild looking lizard Pokemon exclusive to Scarlet and Mirai Dawn a futuristic Purple creature exclusive to Violet That's standard but you can actually Ride them similar to Pokemon Mountain Arceus both of these can go pretty much Anywhere they have like a standard bike Form but they can also travel over water And even glide through air like the

Level of Freedom they offer is mounts is It seems to be basically the best way to Get around in terms of what's in your Way so hopefully unlocking them isn't Too much of a pain it's possible they're Unlocked at the end of the path of Legends story which would be great for Completing the other two And number five the new Terrace doll Phenomenon whether it's Z moves Mega Evolutions or dynamex forms Pokemon Games love their Unique Mechanics in Scarlet and Violet's no different this Time it's about the crystals and the new Terrastal phenomena mechanic this boosts The stats and changes the types to a Terror type which also gives them a Snappy new piece of headwear apparently If your Pokemon doesn't move that Matches their Terra type you do extra Damage so there is a bit of strategy Involved with this too like a lot of These kinds of mechanics you can only Use it once per battle and it ends when The fight ends to transform you'll need To fill a special meter that can be Recharged at a Pokemon Center or from Collecting gems out in the open world Raid battles are back from Pokemon sword And shield but with a slight twist They're called Terror raid battles which You can team up with three other Trainers to take on a big Terroristalized Pokemon like with

Previous raids you can play with NPCs or With other players online and like the Previous raid modes there is a time Limit one big change is that you don't Have to wait your turn to choose the Next move though the battles are still Turn based but you can pre-select your Next move so hopefully there's a little Less down time during the raids this Time around it seems interesting And number four there's small but some Pretty significant quality of life Features uh scarlet and violet sounds Like it's a pretty generational Leap Forward for the series The Game wants to Modernize the classic formula a bit and You can see how they're trying to do That with some small but important Gameplay changes for instance there's a New Auto Battle Command if you're just Running around you can command your Fight Pokemon let's go which sends them Out to attack whatever while Pokemon is Close by they'll complete the fight all On their own so the entire fight's done Without your involvement basically a Super streamlined Auto Battle technique You can use this command to send Pokemon Out to collect items as well I don't Know if there's a downside to this or What like does it leave you short one Pokemon if you run into a fight after Sending them out we'll just have to wait And see on that another even smaller

Thing that should be a big deal to Pokemon fans out there is how trainer Battles work now instead of running up To you when they have line of sight Trainer battles are only triggered when You go up and talk to them so yeah no Trainer ambushes you heard right you're Just free to engage with trainer battles Whenever that's a promise missing change But hopefully it doesn't make the game Feel too easy although I just would Prefer that like it's so much better to Be able to choose when you do that And number three classic TMS are back at Well the game is innovating in a few key Areas when it comes to TMS looks like It's going full old school these items Which used to train Pokemon with new Moves are back but their back is one use Items now this presents a couple of Possibilities hopefully the TMS end up Feeling like rewards rather than things You have to grind resources to get but I Actually think this is a good idea if it Is the former so to make up for the Limited use aspect of it Pokemon centers Now come with technical machines which You can use to craft your own TMS using League points and materials now Hopefully crafting isn't a lot of a Chore it's a little iffy there because We don't know the implementation yet but Otherwise I like this change making tm's One use makes each one feel like a

Bigger deal so they feel a little more Rewarding to use but again hopefully They end up feeling like rewards and You're not spending a Mindless amount of Time on them and number two is version Differences uh there's the usual two Legendaries and different Pokemon Depending on the version whether you Chose to play Pokemon Scarlet or Violet But that's not where the version Differences end this time I've already Mentioned some of the different Pokemon And the different legendaries you'll Encounter depending on which version of The game but there's some other major Changes as well for the first time in The series depending on which version of The game you pick you actually get a Different Pokemon professor Pokemon Scarlet gets you Professor SATA while Violet has Professor turo each one Embodies the style of the game Sada Wears a throwback almost caveman costume Well turo wears a futuristic outfit the Theme of the game is past versus future But Scarlet containing the past step Violet containing the future stuff Depending on which version of the game You have it affects the school that you Belong to if you choose Pokemon Scarlet The character attends naranha Academy Naranha meaning orange in Spanish and of Course having an orange symbol where if You pick Violet you go to UVA Academy

Which is purple your starting uniform Matches with with the school you attend And your enemies in team star also Change their uniform depending on the Version of the game as well And finally at number one the release Date and everything else you need to Know so Nintendo switch As you probably Know already as an exclusive on November 18th there are some purchase bonuses too There's an adventure set which is Basically just a bunch of items not Terribly interesting but if you buy the Game before February 23 2023 you get a Special Pikachu that somehow knows the Move fly which it's never been able to Learn before you'll be able to access That through the mystery gift feature Which is nice for early adopters of the Game there's also a double pack that Contains both versions of the game for a Whopping zero percent discount that's 119.99 in US Dollars uh I know this has Been the standard forever but like would A 10 discount to buy both games at once Really kill them I don't think so Anyways we're really looking forward to Sit down with this game what do you Think leave us a comment let us know if You like this video click like if you're Not subscribed now's a great time to do So we upload brand new videos every day Of the week best way to see them first Is a courses subscription so click

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