Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date, starters, and more

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date is later this year, so we've put together this handy guide to keep you up to date with the latest details

It’s official, gen nine is coming! At the end of a special Pokémon Presents, Game Freak revealed that Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are arriving in late 2022. Considering many Pokémon fans kept their expectations low with so many recent series titles, it’s a very welcome surprise to know that we’ll soon adventure through another brand new Pokémon world before too long.

With a half live-action trailer, the Pokémon Company caught many off guard with the sudden announcement of the next generation of mainline Pokémon games. It’s clear that Game Freak want to keep the momentum up, and the big reveal of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date will certainly help to reinvigorate the franchise further.

For more on the next generation of catching them all, check out our guides to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet startersPokémon Scarlet & Violet new PokémonPokémon Scarlet & Violet legendaries, and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Terestal Pokémon. Or, if you’re looking for something a little different but with nostalgic critters, check out our Digimon Survive review.

What is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date?

It looks like you won’t have too long to wait for the new Pokémon games, as they land later this year, on November 18.

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Who are the POKÉMON SCARLET & VIOLet starters?

In a rare move from the Pokémon Company, we also got a good look at the next generation of starter Pokémon, Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, months before release. As to be expected, all three look cute as a button, and we can make out that the Quaxly closely resembles a duck, Fuecoco is some kind of croc, and Sprigato is another cat-like Pokémon. We’ve seen more new Pokémon in trailers since the game reveal too, which you can check out in the trailer below.

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We’ll be sure to keep you up to date with all the latest information, so bookmark this page for any further announcements or to check for any changes to the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date. Until then, check out all the other reveals that came as part of the Pokémon Day 2022 Pokémon Presents.