7 things we learned from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet leaks

7 things we learned from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet leaks

A futuristic Pokémon with tusks gazes menacingly at the desert.

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I am convinced that there is no force in the universe that moves faster than Pokemon the fugitives. As we enter release week for Pokemon Scarlet and Purplethose who managed to get a first copy of the game are posting screenshots and information about the game on social media.

The whole Pokédex is out

Although we don’t have all the game sprites, the leaks claim to have posted the entire Pokédex on Twitter. Be careful, though, there are plenty of fake Pokemon floating around, so take every frame with a grain of salt.

Pokemon Paradox

Nintendo previously revealed Great Tusk and Iron Treads in a trailer. Last week, the publisher explained that these mysterious Pokémon are rare creatures from the unexplored regions of Paldea. The leakers called them “Pokemon Paradox,” and have underline that some seem prehistoric while others seem more futuristic. But it’s not just an aesthetic difference. If the leaks are reliable, Pokémon Paradox have different elementary typings and abilities than their normal counterparts. There’s good news for brilliant hunters: these special Pokémon can be meet out in the wild in their glowing forms like the other monsters out there.

Paradox Pokémon include Donphan, Volcarona, Amoonguss, Jigglypuff, Misdreveus, Magneton, Salamence, Gardevoir, Hariyama, Delibird, Hydreigon, and Tyranitar.

Bisharp is going to be a heavy hitter in competition

The competitive scene is shaking in its boots. The next generation will include new evolutions for older Pokémon, which has terrifying gameplay implications. Bisharp gets a new evolution means he can now effectively use Eviolite, which is a held item that greatly increases the offensive abilities of Pokemon that aren’t fully evolved. Fans are shaken to his new place in the meta, as Bisharp was already quite competitive. RIP to anyone still thinking about directing Gengar. Stay safe there.

The legendary trio is a legendary quartet

This isn’t the first time Pokemon have had four sub-legendaries. This honor goes to the Musketeers of the Unova region. But it’s still unusual enough to warrant a cry. The leakers also claim that the fourth will have a signature attack that halves their opponents’ HP (like Super Fang or Nature’s Madness).

None of the names seem to have been leaked yet, but I’m in no rush to find out. These are some of the worst designs I’ve seen since Ultra Beasts, so I’ll probably end up catching them by narrative obligation and then boxing them.

You can bring Hisuian Pokémon to Paldea

It looks like you can use Pokémon Home to transfer Pokemon Legends: Arceus exclusives to your new adventure. White Zoroark will watch then good in this game without the ass textures.

Flying Pokemon are now grounded

According to an eminent Scarlet and Purple leaker, flying Pokémon no longer hover awkwardly in battle. Unless they stand on ground like water, they will stay grounded.

You cannot reload for shiny starters

This is one of the leaks that doesn’t have video verification, but it’s too important not to be on the list. Leaks have tweeted that you can’t get a shiny Pokémon when you choose a starter. They were probably locked to prevent dedicated fans from reloading the game until they got one. Instead of turning your switch on and off, you’ll have to get them the ‘legitimate’ way – by breeding hundreds of eggs until RNG decides in your favor. Um, maybe that has some pretty unfortunate ethical implications?

Pokemon Scarlet and Purple will be released on November 18.


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