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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch: How Much Does it Cost and When Does it Release?

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the newest chapters in the Pokémon series, are coming to Nintendo Switch later this year.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, the newest chapters in the Pokémon series, are coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. / Image courtesy of The Pokémon Company

Wondering about all of the release details for the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch? We've got you covered.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are set to be the iconic franchise's ninth-generation titles and first-ever open-world RPGs. As such, it's perhaps no surprise that Nintendo is coming out with a special edition of the Switch OLED console inspired by the new games. Here's a breakdown of how much the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch will cost, as well as its release date.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch: How Much Does it Cost?

The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition system will be available to purchase for $359.99.

For comparison, that’s $10 more than the standard Nintendo Switch OLED Model.

Unfortunately, a copy of either game (starting at $59.99) is not included with the purchase of the special-edition console.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch: When Does it Release?

The Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition system will be released on Nov. 4, 2022, a couple of weeks before the worldwide release of the games on Nov. 18.

Ultimately, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition system should be worth the investment for any fans of the iconic franchise.

On the surface of the glossy white dock, the all-new Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon are displayed in their respective version colors. The bottom-left side of the back of the dock has a Poké Ball motif.

On the back of the system, a special illustration features the three new starter Pokémon: Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly.

Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition system
Nintendo Switch – OLED Model: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Edition system / Image courtesy of The Pokémon Company

Lastly, the system's included special-edition Joy-Con controllers sport the main colors of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet and are decorated with the respective crests of the schools from the games, Naranja Academy and Uva Academy.


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are set to release worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Nov. 18, 2022.