Pokemon Violet and Scarlet are Up for Preorder

This is the world of Pokémon, and we just live in it. To prove this undeniable fact, the Pokemon Company has announced the following new main games in the series. Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will release exclusively on the Nintendo Switch at the end of 2022. You can pre-order one or both games right now.

Read on to find out where to get a copy, how much it costs, details on any pre-order bonuses, and more.

Pokemon Purple and Scarlet Pre-OrderPokemon Purple


Pokemon Scarlet

Pre-orders for this pair of games are already open. We will add more retailers as listings grow. There are no special editions or pre-order bonuses yet. If this changes, you will find this information here.

Pokémon Scarlet and Purple Trailer

What are Pokemon Purple and Scarlet

Pokemon Violet and Scarlet are the next pair of mainstream Pokemon games. These are not remakes like Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. These are not genre-expanding spin-offs like Pokemon Legends: Arceus. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t pushing the series forward. These are open-world games in which “different cities without borders smoothly transition into the wilderness.”

Scarlet and Violet take place in a new region, and Pokémon exist all around you. The starters this time around are Sprigatito the Grass Cat, Fuekoko the Fire Crocodile, and Quaxley the Water Duck. They are all extremely charming, IMHO.

The developer hasn’t announced all the differences between the two versions, but we know you’ll be wearing different outfits depending on what you choose. Pokémon Scarlet makes you dress in red shorts and a tie, while Violet wears (you guessed it) purple.

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