The Pokemon Company has announced the next generation of Pokemon. This announcement came as a big surprise to fans of the series considering the recent release of Pokemon Legends: Arceus in January. Not only is there a new Pokemon generation just around the corner, the games are coming to Nintendo Switch this year.
While it’s only an announcement trailer, it does show a variety of footage of the upcoming games and the new region. The official announcement notes that various towns blend into the wilderness so not all of them will have hard cuts between the wilds and the urban zones. Pokemon can be found roaming anywhere, including inside town. The starter Pokemon have been confirmed as Sprigatito (grass cat), Fuecoco (fire crocodile) and Quaxly (water duckling).
There is no release date for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet yet but The Pokemon Company did confirm a late 2022 release.