It seems like a special edition Switch is always released alongside a new Nintendo flagship game. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are no different, as Nintendo today unveiled the orange and grape-flavored OLED Switch that will be available alongside the launch of the following significant Pokémon game.
The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition, which has the particularly awkward moniker, goes on sale on November 4th for $359.99, making the fancy paint job with Koraidon and Miraidon from Scarlet and Violet’s new legendaries worth $10 more than the standard stark white SWOLED.
Nintendo also published a new trailer for ScarVi, my new name for the game that I just made up right now, which provides us with even more information on what to anticipate from the game, in addition to the new SWOLED. When you realize that Paldea is loosely based on Spain, a nation that is currently dealing with independence movements, you’ll find this bit of world-building to be hilarious. The trailer introduced the “evil” Team Star, a group of disobedient students who appear to live in their own autonomous zone.
Putting Pokémon politics aside, the trailer also demonstrates a different section of the story campaign, in which your student aids a senior in locating the enigmatic Herba Mystica. It will need entering the lairs of Pokémon Titans, which resembles the pursuit of the game’s pokémon leaders in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Finally, gym fights are a necessary component of every Pokémon game. Your pupils compete against the skilled gym leaders on Victory Road, some of whom were created to elicit the greatest amount of thirst.
The press statement that accompanied the teaser did not specifically address it, but ScarVi will also include a new gameplay element dubbed “Let’s Go.” A trainer can send a pokemon out into the wild to roam, gather stuff, and auto-battle any’mon they encounter, which is wonderful for grinding, but shiny hunters might want to be careful.
On November 18, the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet goes on sale.