Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet trailer screenshot | Source: Nintendo

In case you live under a Geodude, the latest generation of Pokémon video games is on the way. Nintendo has finally revealed that Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are set to launch on Nov. 18 on the Nintendo Switch as the first open-world roleplaying games (RPGs) in the series. 

Professor Sada (left) and Professor Turo (right) | Source: Nintendo

Along with the announcement, Nintendo started introducing fans to the new region’s landscape, trainers, characters, and Pokémon in a second official trailer. For the first time, these new games feature two Pokémon professors. Players who pick Pokémon Scarlet will meet Professor Sada, while players who choose Pokémon Violet will talk with Professor Turo. The trailer also shows a new mechanic in which players can team up with up to four people to explore the region, battle, and trade together.

Lechonk (left), Pawmi (center), and Smoliv (right) | Source: Nintendo

While the first trailer introduced trainers to the newest starter pokemon — Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly — the newest one gave us a first look at some of the other familiar and new faces within the region’s wilds. Players can spot Pikachu, Fletchling, Flaaffy, and more in the trailer, as well as the newcomers Lechonk, Smoliv, and Pawmi. 

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Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet cover art | Source: Nintendo

The trailer also revealed each version’s Legendary Pokémon. Pokémon Scarlet players can get their hands on the intimidating Koraidon while Pokémon Violet players can catch the alluring Miraidon. 

Check out the second official trailer below!

Trainers can digitally preorder Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet for $59.99 each in the Nintendo eShop.

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Madison Eubanks

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Madison Eubanks is an editorial intern at the Pop Insider, the Toy Insider, and the Toy Book. When she’s not binge-watching the entire Harry Potter film series for the 42nd time or thrifting for vintage toys, Madison contributes her writing to all three publications. She is excited to explore the world of toys and pop culture. In her free time, Madison enjoys listening to music, writing film reviews, and performing roller skating tricks.