The recently revealed Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer has got a lot of fans excited for more as it contains a decent amount of interesting content. This included Terastral Raid battles, the confirmation of a few rumored features, and more. Unfortunately, many questions remained unanswered.
Fans of the franchise seem desperate for spicier details, most of which are seemingly still hidden. While many of these have been fixed by recent leaks, others are just part of the fanbase’s wish list. This article takes a look at five features that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans would like to see in the game.
This article reflects the personal opinion of the author.
Here are five things missing from the latest Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer that fans wish for
1) More new Pokemon
Being a pretty obvious entry, players are eager to learn about the unique creatures that inhabit the Paldea region. So far we’ve only seen some standard newcomers like Pawmi and Lechonk, as well as some unique ones like Armarouge. The latest footage highlights just one monster: Farigiraf, an evolution for the underrated Girafarig introduced in Gen 2. While this disappointed many, a few eager fans spotted a handful of new critters on the minimap in the corner of the screen in the trailer. In addition, Paradox Pokemon are still a no-show. None of these have been officially worked out, so here’s to hoping we’ll see more reveals before the release date.
2) Starter evolutions
One of the biggest highlights of any Pokemon game is the starters. Players are asked to choose from three options, usually between Fire, Water, and Grass-type Pokemon. For the upcoming entry, the starters are Fuecoco, Quaxly and Sprigatito. They were one of the first aspects of Scarlet and Violet to be revealed, so players are naturally curious to see what their evolutions look like. Starter Pokemon usually have three evolutions and, oddly enough, even their second forms haven’t been revealed yet. This is a shame because the latest trailer would have been a great opportunity to showcase their evolutions.
3) Quality of life improvements over previous entries
With dozens of entries in the franchise to date, a handful of new mechanics have been introduced in the series’ more modern entries. Some features, such as Pokemon Amie, have become standard, but others have yet to be replicated. An example of this is the way Pokemon evolve in developer Game Freak’s previous console entry, Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This Sinnoh prequel allows players to evolve their creatures at will after meeting certain conditions instead of relying on level gates or trade. While it’s pretty unlikely that this feature will make it, the lack of confirmation could mean things could swing either way.
4) By-contents and missions
With the series going completely open world this time around, many fans are wondering what sort of organic encounters, activities, and quests they’ll encounter unrelated to the main story. Legends Arceus expanded this with the introduction of NPC quests, but this can probably be improved and refined. Maybe new minigames? Optional dungeons? Track down different monsters? The community can’t wait to see what additional new content will be in the upcoming franchise entry.
5) How Egg Hatching Works
The new trailer showcased the Picnic mode, allowing players to relax in between their journeys to play and cook with their monsters. In addition, players may also encounter eggs during these excursions. No further information has been released on this aspect, how these eggs would hatch and whether there are other ways to obtain them. A few rumors about the former have surfaced, revealing that Scarlet and Violet will have special incubators in which to hatch eggs. If this is true, it is possible that the traditional formula “x number of steps to hatch” is being used again in some form. Alternatively, there may be set time periods for incubation.
The community won’t be able to learn the truth until Scarlet and Violet release on November 18, 2022 for Nintendo Switch. Are you ready to see all that Paldea has to offer budding adventurers?