Pokémon Scarlet, Violet Show Online Battles, Cyclizar​

The Pokémon Company released new details and media for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the latest mainlines title in the Pokémon series. The new trailer focuses on competitive multiplayer, with the games featuring the return of Ranked Battles from Pokémon Sword and Shield, as well as Casual Battle and Online Competition modes.

Meanwhile, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will introduce new Pokémon Cyclizar​. Like previously revealed Legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon, Cyclizar is a mount Pokémon that lets players ride it. Cyclizar is a Dragon/Normal Pokémon and it is common to see people riding them in the region of Paldea with its mild disposition.

Other details revealed include the new Tera Blast move. This is a Normal-type move learned via TM, and when used by a Terastallized Pokémon, it becomes a move of that Pokémon’s Tera-type, using whichever of its Attack or Sp. Atk stat is higher. Finally, new held items in the games include Mirror Herb​, which copies an opposing Pokémon’s stat growth; Covert Cloak​, which protects a Pokémon from additional move effects; and Loaded Dice​, which increases the chances of more hits from a multiple strike move.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will release worldwide for Nintendo Switch on November 18, 2022. They will be available physically and digitally, including in a physical bundle containing both games, with European copies for the dual pack including a SteelBook case. Those who purchase one of the games before February 28, 2023, will be able to receive a special in-game Pikachu that knows the move Fly and has the Flying Tera Type. Those who purchase one of the games digitally by February 28, 2023, will also be able to receive an in-game Adventure Set containing numerous items.




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