New Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Trailer Shows Three Story Paths

We’ve got a brand new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, and this time it tells us more about the story paths the game offers. The games feature three different stories for players to explore in the first open world Pokémon games.

The first is the Victory Road path, which sees players battling across different gyms to become the Champion of the region. This is the classic Pokémon formula, and will likely be a familiar experience for many returning players. What seems new is that the gyms now offer a gym test, giving the player a task to complete before battling the gym leader. This mechanic featured briefly in Pokémon Sword and Shield, but it seems to be a bigger focus here.

Gyms are for more than just battling in Scarlet and Violet.

The second story is the Path of Legends. The Upperclassmen Arven is on a quest to find rare ingredients in the Paldea region, known as Herba Mystica. The trailer hints that these ingredients have something to do with the towers found around the region, and these are guarded by large Pokémon. The Stony Cliff Titan featured in the trailer is a bigger version of Klawf, a new crab-like Pokémon.

The third and final story pathway is known as Starfall Street. Team Star is a rebellious group of delinquent students with their own camps across the region. These areas showcase some kind of overworld battle mechanic, as well as battles taking place on top of a car. The car belongs to Mela, the boss of Team Star’s Fire crew. Perhaps Team Star will have a bunch of different type bosses, based on the specification in her name.

Mela brings the heat from on top of her car in Team Star battles.

We also had a look at some brand new Pokémon, including Armarouge, a Fire/Psychic-type, and Ceruledge, a Fire/Ghost-type. These designs are pretty cool looking, and interestingly similar. There may be something more going on with these reveals that we just don’t know right now.

Armarouge and Ceruledge Pokemon
Two new Pokémon join the adventure.

As well as game news, Nintendo also revealed the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo Switch – OLED Model. The console looks lovely, with Koraidon and Miraidon artwork on the dock and matching joycons.

The limited edition Switch OLED is pretty stunning.

What do you think of today’s Pokémon news? Will you be picking up the games when they release on November 18? Let us know in the comments below and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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