Pokémon Violet is beating Scarlet in the popularity race

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It’s exciting times for all you trainers out there. It’s not so long ago that new details emerged for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and it’s fair to say that many of you (PT too) are keen to dive into what looks like a phenomenal game, with the two entries set to offer two unique experiences, given Scarlet has a more prehistoric aesthetic, while Violet embraces futuristic elements – just look at the respective professors.

So, as with any time a new pair of ‘mon games is out, it’s time to ask, which one are you getting? Well, according to a recent Reddit post, when it comes to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s player choice, the latter is the more popular option, with 199 votes to 183 at the time of writing, and given the poll still has almost a whole week left, we’re curious to see the final results.

If you chuck the votes of the PT team into the mix, it’s a further three votes for Violet, and one for Scarlet. As the sole member of the crew that plans to have Scarlet as my main game, I need to know people, what exactly draws you to Pokémon Violet. Luckily, there are some voices on Reddit that can shed some light.

Actually, we just need this one comment from Reddit user JellieJuice 489 to explain why. “My main game is gonna be Violet. I like its legendary more, my friends are picking Scarlet (I can get them version exclusives), and I just like the colour purple more.”

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In all honesty, these are the most common reasons on both sides of debate, and we love that – it’s all about personal preference, and if your pals go for the opposite version, everybody wins thanks to some good ‘ol fashioned trading.

What is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date?

The upcoming entry in the ‘mon franchise launches on November 18, so make sure you bookmark our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date guide to stay up to date with the latest details.

We also happen to have a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet pre-order guide, in case you want to snag a copy right now, as well as content about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters. Oh, and if you’re still on the fence as to which edition to get, discover what the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences are with our guide.

If you need something to keep you busy in the meantime, see what other great ‘mon adventures are out there with our picks for the best Pokémon games – can you play ‘em all?