Pokémon Violet and Scarlet Might Return to Traditional Catching Mechanics

Several members of the Pokémon community have been honing some text on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Official Website. This indicates that “traditional catching mechanics,” i.e., not catching Pokémon from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, will return to the games. That website text in doubt reads like this: Various cities smoothly turn into wild nature without borders. You will see Pokémon from this region in the sky, in the seas, in the forests, on the streets – everywhere! Experience the true joy of the Pokémon series – fighting wild Pokémon to capture them. Now in an open-world game that players of all ages can enjoy.​


This, combined with a screenshot of a battle with a wild Larvitar and Trainer Pikachu, has been interpreted by several Pokémon fans (many of them gathered in this Reddit thread) means that in Violet and Scarlet. We won’t be able to throw PokéBalls at monsters in the world like in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Instead, we’ll have to go into battles and weaken them first. Just like every other Pokemon game in the main series up to this point (except Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee).

First, Pokémon Let’s Go! Implemented twists on traditional Pokémon catching that have not been Pokémon games since, indicating that they were more of an experiment than a permanent fixture. While this information isn’t enough to say with certainty how catching wild Pokémon will work in these games, it’s probably a safe enough guess.

And while Pokémon Legends: Arceus’s catching mechanic was top-rated, including us in our review. The game came out less than two months ago – almost enough time for Game Freak to roll out an important feature based on audience feedback alone.


All confirmed Pokemon in scarlet and purple



However, fans are divided on whether this is an excellent return to the roots or not. While some in the thread lament the possible lack of Arceus stealth mechanics, others point out that a traditional Pokemon game is unlikely to be as focused on catching bunches and bunches of the same species over and over again, making it unnecessary to take over the world. . At this point, however, this is all speculation, as we don’t know much about Violet and Scarlet’s design or how catching will affect it.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet existed declared just, on February 27, as part of the Pokémon Day celebration. We got a look at three new starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, the grass cat, Fuekoko, the fire crocodile, and Quaxley, the water duck. The games are due out on Nintendo Switch at the end of 2022.

Rebecca Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

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