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Pokemon Scarlet and Violett Announced at February 2022 Pokemon Presents

Fans have a new pair of games to look forward to after watching the official Pokemon Day “Pokemon Presents” broadcast.
Fans have a new pair of games to look forward to after watching the official Pokemon Day “Pokemon Presents” broadcast. / The Pokemon Company (via Serebii)

Fans have a new pair of games to look forward to after watching the official Pokemon Day “Pokemon Presents” broadcast.

At long last, following the controversial release of Pokemon Sword and Shield, fans have another generation and region to explore with the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. While not much is known about the region, its setting, narrative, or the Pokemon set to debut alongside it, we have been able to pick up a few things from the brief trailer.

Here’s everything we know about the new Pokemon games coming out later this year.

Nintendo Announces Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet

Welcome, Pokemon fans, to your new adventure!

While we don’t quite know the name of its region or anything concrete about its map, there’s one thing we can be fairly certain of: it’s most likely based on Spain.

Fans are basing their assumptions off of its general atmosphere and temperate climate as well as some brief shots of the local architecture—right down to the wind farms and orange trees. Several buildings and even schematics on the wall of the Game Freak office scene have distinct references to Spain, Portugal, and Barcelona. If that wasn’t enough to convince them, however, then the starters’ names sealed the deal.

There are three new starter Pokemon coming in Scarlet and Violet: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

Sprigatito—which roughly translates to “sprig kitten” in Spanish—is a “capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat.” Fuecoco—again, roughly, “fire crocodile”—was described as “laidback,” preferring to “do things at its own pace. Finally, Quaxly—which somehow circumvented a certain notable company’s copyright—is known as a “earnest and tidy Duckling Pokemon.”

The release dates for the next generation and region have yet to be confirmed. The Pokemon Company’s last word on it was “Late 2022” which could mean fans may be taking their one-way ticket to Iberian Penninsula just in time for the holiday season.