New Let’s Go! characteristic lets your Pokémon free roam, acquire gadgets in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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The Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee Pokémon video games are a bit totally different from the mainline sequence, however they may nonetheless lend some enjoyable options to Scarlet and Violet. The newest trailer revealed a brand new Pokémon, Team Star, and far more.

One characteristic is actually referred to as Let’s Go — it’s the one which lets considered one of your Pokémon stroll beside you as you discover the overworld. As the official Pokémon web site explains although, there’s far more to it than that. You can ship your Pokémon off in a sure course, they usually’ll decide up gadgets and interact in Auto Battles as they go exploring.

Auto Battles, because the title implies, occur robotically, with none want for the participant to situation instructions. You can immediately ship your Pokémon into an Auto Battle towards any wild Pokémon you see within the area, however it will probably additionally conduct them by itself if you’ve despatched it off to gather gadgets. This feels like a good way to passively acquire expertise for a brand new Pokémon you wish to prepare with out the necessity for a number of particular person battles.

Another gimmick that debatably takes inspiration from Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee is the thought of rideable Pokémon. Koraidon and Miraidon, the respective new Legendary Pokémon from Scarlet and Violet, have car types that resemble bikes. With these, the participant will be capable to zip across the Paldea area rapidly. There are even flying types which can be paying homage to Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee’s Sky Dash.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launch on November 19, so that also leaves loads of time for us to study extra concerning the ninth Pokémon era. The video games are Nintendo Switch exclusives after all, and there’ll really be a brand new OLED Switch mannequin themed after the video games too. It options, appropriately sufficient, one scarlet and one violet Joy-Con, a Switch unit with a graffiti-like artwork type, and a dock with photos of Koraidon and Miraidon. It’s coming two weeks earlier than the video games on November 4 and can value $359.99 USD.