Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Game Overview

The games Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet were revealed on Pokémon Day, February 27, 2022, at the end of a Pokémon Presents presentation. They were originally announced with a late-2022 release window and later confirmed for a global November 18 release date.

  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release date: November 18, 2022 (Global)
  • Genre: Open-world RPG
  • ESRB Rating: E
  • Supported play modes:
    • TV mode
    • Tabletop mode
    • Handheld mode
  • Developer: Game Freak
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Game file size: 9.9 GB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Players: 1
    • Local wireless: 2-4
    • Online: 1-4

Scarlet & Violet game information & resources

Game Features

Battle Mechanics




Pokémon Scarlet & Violet guides

Starting Pokémon

The starting Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are Sprigatito (Grass type), Fuecoco (Fire type) and Quaxly (Water type).

Main characters of Scarlet & Violet

The main characters of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are dressed different between the two game versions. The characters of Scarlet start out in an outfit with striking orange shorts, while the characters of Violet are a bit more demure and professional with a set of purple shorts.