The Pokémon Firm got here by means of at this time with a roughly 20-minute livestream detailing numerous Scarlet and Violet data, together with the rival you’ll encounter throughout each video games.
Throughout the livestream, The Pokémon Firm breezed by means of the assorted solid of characters within the open-world Pokémon Scarlet and Violet video games. A few of them we already knew, comparable to these sizzling professors Sada and Turo of us have been thirsting for. However others have been new faces that haven’t been given a lot, if any, display time inside the few trailers already dropped. Considered one of these is coach Nemona, a “battle-loving pal” with a sunny and energetic demeanor who may also information you thru your adventures. Apparently, she additionally sucks at throwing Poké Balls.
Not a lot else is understood about Nemona proper now. Aside from her outfit—a reasonably easy faculty uniform—and the 2 inexperienced streaks in her hair, Nemona is a little bit of a thriller. Nonetheless, she’s not the one character you’ll come throughout whereas navigating Scarlet and Violet. There’s Arven, an upperclassman who’s all about cooking and researching however completely horrible at Poké battles. Then you may have former-pro-snowboarder-turned-gym-leader Grusha, who makes a speciality of ice-type Pokémon however can’t maintain his icy persona in verify when battles get heated. And eventually, there’s Penny, a shy woman with a love for her fluffy Eevee bag who barely reveals up in school.
Alongside revealing who your rival is, the livestream offered just a few extra deets about Scarlet and Violet. We realized that the legendaries in each video games are, um, bikes you’ll be able to journey. The open-world area of Paldea was additionally proven off, giving us a glimpse on the expansive terrain you’ll discover. There’s additionally the brand new Tera Raid battle format, in which you’ll staff up with different trainers on-line to beat Terastallized wild Pokémon inside a time restrict.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will hit Nintendo Swap on November 18.