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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet pre-order

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet pre-orders are now available, and we have an overview of everything you need to know before you embark on this new Pokémon adventure

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet pre-order: a screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shows a Pikachu incased in some sort of crystaline substance, while balloons appear above it's head

Poké-fans everywhere will be delighted to know that Pokémon Violet and Scarlet pre-orders are now available. Before you know it, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on the first truly open-world Pokémon adventure, set within a large new continent which seems to draw its inspiration from Spain.

So, what do you need to know before you get your Pokémon Scarlet and Violet pre-order in? Well, aside from the new open-world angle (in a sense, making it the final evolution of what started in Sword and Shield, then progressed in Legends: Arceus), this will also be the first Pokemon game that allows you to actively explore the world with other players, and of course, there’s going to be a healthy dose of new Pokémon too, some of which we’ve already seen.

Many fans have latched onto Lechonk, a new pig Pokémon seen in the latest trailer for the game. That same trailer also reveals the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries for the games, one called Koraidon and the other called Miraidon. The two of them are serpentine in appearance, with Miraidon having a somewhat mechanical appearance – this has led some fans to speculate that there may be a past vs future mechanic in the game.

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date is 18 November 2022, so it won’t be too long before fans get to play this exciting new game. Of course, with big games like this, it is often wise to pre-order your copy, just in case the game sells out on release day.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet pre-orders

If you want to pre-order Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you can do so via the following links:

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Switch

Nintendo has revealed a beautiful colour-coordinated Pokémon Scarlet and Violet OLED Switch that will be available from 4 November.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet pre-order bonuses and early purchase bonuses

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have confirmed that players who pre-order Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be able to receive a unique Pikachu that uses the new Terastal mechanic. Terastal Pikachu uses the move fly, which it cannot normally learn, and its tera type is flying.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet pre-order:ket art for the game Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shows Terestal Pikachi with a crystal-like armour, as well as details on how to obtain it

Players can receive this unique Pikachu by choosing ‘get via internet’ from the ‘mystery gift’ feature in the game, until Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Are you excited to play these new Pokémon games? For more Pokémon content, check out our guides on Pokémon Switch games and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences – they’ll help you scratch that Poké-itch.