Nintendo Hypes Pokémon Scarlet And Violet’s Rich Open World As An “Evolutionary” Step In The Series


The 9th Generation of Pokémon is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. Instead of doing the same with a few minor tweaks here and there. It already promises to be a significant jump in the series from previous mainstream entries. Nintendo even got on a promotional train through social media, citing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as an “evolutionary” step in the Pokémon series thanks to a “rich open-world” filled with cities that seemingly blend into the wild. There are no boundaries either. A new evolutionary step in the Pokémon series, in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, you will be able to freely explore a rich open world. A world filled with cities and towns, smoothly flowing into a desert without borders!#PokemonScarletViolet arriving at the end of 2022.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) March 7, 2022

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

This new open-world design (following in the footsteps of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, which introduced open-world zones) was previously mentioned on the game’s official website for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It replicates how players are immersed in an open-world adventure like nothing else.

“Different cities smoothly transition into the wilderness without borders. You will be able to see Pokémon from this region in the sky, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets – everywhere! The true joy of the Pokémon series – battling wild Pokémon to capture them – is now in an open-world game that players of all ages can enjoy.”

Unfortunately, the last part of the paragraph above also raised questions about the mechanics of catching in the new game. At this point, some trainers seem to think that the Pokémon catching method can go back to “traditional” ways where you have to engage in battle.

Back on topic, Scarlet and Violet already sound incredibly promising. Are you looking forward to exploring a fully open-world Pokémon game? Are you hoping to see any mechanics, in particular, carried over from Pokémon Legends: Arceus or even Sword and Shield? Tell us below.

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