Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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Pokémon Scarlet
ポケットモンスター スカーレット
Pokémon Scarlet logo.png
Pokémon Scarlet's logo
Pokémon Violet
ポケットモンスター バイオレット
Pokémon Violet logo.png
Pokémon Violet's logo
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: RPG
Players: N/A
Connectivity: N/A
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation IX core series
Release dates
Japan: Winter 2022
North America: Late 2022
Australia: Late 2022
Europe: Late 2022
South Korea: Winter 2022
Hong Kong: Winter 2022
Taiwan: Winter 2022
Japanese: Pokémon.co.jp
English: Pokémon.com
Pokémon Scarlet logo JP.png
Pokémon Scarlet Japanese logo
Pokémon Violet logo JP.png
Pokémon Violet Japanese logo

Pokémon Scarlet (Japanese: ポケットモンスター スカーレット Pocket Monsters Scarlet) and Pokémon Violet (Japanese: ポケットモンスター バイオレット Pocket Monsters Violet) are the primary paired versions of Generation IX. The games will be released on the Nintendo Switch worldwide in late 2022. All copies of the game are playable in nine languages: Japanese, English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, and Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

The game was announced worldwide on Pokémon Day on February 27, 2022, at 11 P.M. JST through Pokémon Presents.


The games are advertised as open-world games in which areas are seamlessly connected.[1]

The following returning Pokémon have been seen in promotional material (not including unseen evolutionary relatives): Pikachu, Meowth, Psyduck, Magnemite, Hoppip, Blissey, Larvitar, Pelipper, Swablu, Seviper, Starly, Combee, Drifloon, Lucario, Petilil, Hisuian Zoroark, Flabébé, Clauncher, Bounsweet, and Stonjourner. There have also been artistic representations of Dratini, Mimikyu, and Chewtle, but this does not confirm that they are actually in the games.


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are set to be able to connect with Pokémon HOME. This allows them to store and receive Pokémon from Pokémon HOME, including Pokémon from previous generations that were transferred into Pokémon HOME. However, only Pokémon that are available within Pokémon Scarlet and Violet can be transferred to them.



New Pokémon



  • The titles of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are similar to several Japanese trademarks registered by Nintendo, Creatures, and Game Freak in 2008 and 2009. The Chinese titles use the same characters as two of the trademarks.
    • Pocket Monsters Vermilion (Japanese: ポケットモンスター) [application number 2008-093273, registration number 5222908]
    • Pocket Monsters Purple (Japanese: ポケットモンスター) [application number 2008-093274, registration number 5222909]
    • Pocket Monsters Crimson (Japanese: ポケットモンスター) [application number 2008-093275, registration number 5222910]
    • Pocket Monsters Scarlet (Japanese: ポケットモンスター) [application number 2008-093276, registration number 5222911]
    • Pocket Monsters Vermilion (Japanese: ポケットモンスターヴァーミリオン) [application number 2009-060076, registration number 5307994]
    • Pocket Monsters Purple (Japanese: ポケットモンスターパープル) [application number 2009-060077, registration number 5307995]
    • Pocket Monsters Crimson (Japanese: ポケットモンスタークリムゾン) [application number 2009-060078, registration number 5341303]
    • Pocket Monsters Scarlet (Japanese: ポケットモンスタースカーレット) [application number 2009-060079, registration number 5341304]
  • These are the first paired core series games in which the player characters' initial appearance differs depending on the version.
    • In addition, these are the first core series games in which the player characters wear the same outfit regardless of gender.
  • These are the first core series games since Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 to be named after colors.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケットモンスター スカーレット・バイオレット
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢 朱/紫
Mandarin 寶可夢 朱/紫
宝可梦 朱/紫
France Flag.png French Pokémon Écarlate et Violet
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Karmesin und Purpur
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Scarlatto e Violetto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬스터 스칼렛・바이올렛
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Escarlata y Púrpura


Generation I: Red & GreenBlue (JP)Red & BlueYellow
Generation II: Gold & SilverCrystal
Generation III: Ruby & SapphireFireRed & LeafGreenEmerald
Generation IV: Diamond & PearlPlatinumHeartGold & SoulSilver
Generation V: Black & WhiteBlack 2 & White 2
Generation VI: X & YOmega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII: Sun & MoonUltra Sun & Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!‎
Generation VIII: Sword & Shield (Expansion Pass)
Brilliant Diamond & Shining PearlLegends: Arceus
Generation IX: Scarlet & Violet
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