THE Pokémon Company (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara) is pleased to share the following news about the Nintendo Switch software titles Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.
1. The Scarlet Book and the Violet Book
The Scarlet Book, which will appear in in Pokémon Scarlet, and the Violet Book, which will appear in Pokémon Violet, are records from an expedition that were written long, long ago. The expedition is said to have traversed an uncharted area of the Paldea region, but whether or not the accounts depicted are true remains unclear. It seems Arven always carries a copy with him.
2. The Monsters Described in the Scarlet Book and Violet Book
Photographs and sketches of unidentified creatures fill the pages of the Scarlet Book and Violet Book. While there have been sightings of similar creatures in recent years, such reports are rare, and specific details of their biology are still a mystery.
The Monster Known as Great Tusk
The book describes how this savage monster attacked the expedition team with its large body and tusks, mortally wounding one of the explorers.
The Monster Known as Iron Treads
It is said that when this monster curls its body and rolls to attack, it leaves a trail gouged into the ground, as if it had scorched the earth.
NOTE: Great Tusk will be depicted in the Scarlet Book and Iron Treads will be depicted in the Violet Book.
3. Take On Limited-Time Tera Raid Battles Together!
In a Tera Raid Battle, you’ll join a team of four to take on wild Terastallized Pokémon within a certain time limit. Limited-time Tera Raid Battle events where you will be able to take on specific Pokémon or encounter Pokémon with specific Tera Types are in development and will launch sometime after the games are released.
3.1 Catch a Charizard with the Mightiest Mark in a Special Event!
During your adventures in the Paldea region, you may find black crystals that look different than the ones you ordinarily approach to take on a Tera Raid Battle. The Pokémon you’ll face at these black Tera Raid crystals are much stronger than those that appear in ordinary Tera Raid Battles. If you manage to successfully defeat these Pokémon, you can get rewards that are even more exciting than usual.
Charizard with the Mightiest Mark will be appearing in black crystal Tera Raid Battles! during two time periods: from Friday, December 2, to Monday, December 5—and then again from Friday, December 16, to Monday, December 19!
Charizard is a Pokémon that normally cannot be encountered in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. But during the two time windows listed above, you’ll be able to find Charizard with Dragon as its Tera Type in black crystal Tera Raid Battles! This Charizard with the Mightiest Mark will be incredibly strong and will use powerful moves. Defeating it by yourself will be extremely difficult.
Team up with family, friends, and Trainers around the world to take it on together!
Friday, December 2 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 5 at 7:59 a.m. (UTC+8)
Friday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, December 19 at 7:59 a.m. (UTC+8)
3.2 Special Tera Raid Battle Events Increase Your Chance to Encounter Certain Pokémon or Tera Types!
After the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, limited-time events featuring special Tera Raid Battles will allow you to take on specific Pokémon or encounter Pokémon with certain Tera Types more frequently. The crystals related to these special Tera Raids may look ordinary at first glance, but they are shrouded in a mysterious aura.
Special Tera Raid Battle Events: Announcing the Eevee Spotlight!
The first of these Tera Raid Battle events will be the Eevee Spotlight held from Friday, November 25 to Monday, November 28, 2022.
During the event, Eevee with various Tera Types will appear more frequently in Tera Raid Battles. Team up with family, friends, and Trainers around the world to encounter the Evolution Pokémon. Eevee is known for being able to evolve into all sorts of types, and now you’ll be able to try catching it in your preferred Tera Type!
Event period: Friday, November 25 at 8:00 a.m. to Monday, November 28 at 7:59 a.m. (UTC+8)
4. Updates and Online Play
Further updates are planned for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet after release. You’ll be able to enjoy Mystery Gifts and features using online play by downloading the latest data.
The version 1.0.1 update is planned to be available on the games’ release day, so please be sure to update your game before you start playing.
Things you can do with an internet connection
Receive a special Pikachu as an early-purchase bonus!
You can get this special Pikachu as an early-purchase bonus up until Tuesday, February 28, 2023 by choosing Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift menu in your game. Please visit this page to learn more about other special purchase bonuses:
Enjoy limited-time Tera Raid Battles!
You can participate in limited-time Tera Raid Battles by receiving the latest Poké Portal data.
A steady stream of limited-time Tera Raid Battles are planned to take place after the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Please visit this page to learn more.
Explore the Paldea region with your friends and family through multiplayer!
You can enjoy multiplayer gameplay as a group of up to four Trainers in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. Encounter undiscovered Pokémon, explore new landscapes and towns, and experience an adventure full of surprises and discoveries in the Paldea region together with your friends and family!
Battle with Pokémon Trainers from all over the world in the Battle Stadium!
In the Battle Stadium, you can enjoy online battles with Trainers from around the world. Casual Battles let you battle in a fun, easygoing way without worrying too much about wins or losses. Try taking on these battles with the Pokémon companions you’ve raised in the Paldea region!
Ranked Battles will be available from December 2022, and Online Competitions are planned to be available from spring 2023. For more details on when these features will launch, please keep an eye out for future announcements.