The Pokemon World Championship is returning! Sure! Fine! Probably!
Pokemon Go Ultra Beast outdoor events! Sure! Fine! Probably!
Pokemon Unite events! Much Pikachu! Wow! Too bad this game is a bit of a ripoff!
Pokemon Masters EX Three-Year Anniversary Event! I wish this story was being told in literally ANY OTHER WAY! Crossovers are cool!
Pokemon Cafe ReMix! You can make lunch with Mewtwo! Mewtwo has never eaten a homecooked meal, being born in a lab! And that's sad!
*Throws the previous 9 minutes in the trash*
Now for the stuff we CARE about!
Wow, they actually made mascot costumes for all the starters. I guess they probably ALWAYS do that, but I don't think we see them very often in the west.
Wait...is this confirmation of voice acting or not?
So, this game is focused around a treasure hunt. Makes sense, with the open world.
How early are we getting these box legendaries? As much as they're featuring them, it MUST be fairly early on.
Pokemon Battles on Motorbikes CONFIRMED! Yusei Fudo would be proud! Or starting a lawsuit, we'll see.
New GIANT Sunflora form?
I"m going to have to look up more about these new Pokemon on the website, aren't I?
Oooh....the Pokemon are all sparkly! It's a pretty effect, anyway. And they get...special...hats? Okay, now this is just Team Fortress 2.
Gym Battles are back! I think we knew this. But, it sounds like we CAN do them in any order. Not sure how that works. Is there level scaling? After you get 1 gym badge do all the other gym leaders AND wild pokemon gain 10 levels?
So...they're saying there's two other stories, other than the main Gym and League story? Post game content?
Arven likes to cook. So I'm guessing the CurryDex and Camping is making a return.
The Paldea region. Not sure what the origin of that name is.
Paldean Wooper is a black repaint. Neat.
Fidough! Gotta love that pun. And it looks like a cinnamon bun! (heh). It's cute...but probably weak.
Cetitan! ...I don't really love it. It's just a Mace-Whale with slightly awkward proportions. Like a failed Qwilfish evolution.
As a single-player, the focus on multiplayer has me a little worried, but as long as it isn't TOO much a part of the game...it's fine.
Okay, so it's looking more and more like we're going back to SWSH's battle and capturing system. They probably didn't have enough time to change it over to LA's system. On the battling side of things, I might prefer this. I never got into the rhythm of LA's battles. On the capturing side of things....LA was SO much nicer. If they can't do it in this game, please use LA's capture mechanics in the next one, Gamefreak.
Terastal! Terastallize! These words...do not flow gently off the tongue. Not a fan of these words. Again, it looks nice enough. The hats...might ruin the look, though, the hats are goofy. As for the gimmick itself...it feels like the most fiddly of all the gimmicks we've gotten so far. They basically get a different typing...but ONLY if they already HAVE the special Tera-type, like a hidden ability. That's...kind of boring. I could see it shaking up the meta-game online, but in-game? I'm not sure I'm ever going to use this, nevermind hunting down the ONE special Pokemon that has the best secret typing. And how DOES this work with Pokemon like Eeevee. If you have a normal-tera-type Eevee and then evolve into a Flareon...it'd still be normal-tera-type, right? Meaning you wouldn't be getting a big boost to any fire-type moves. That seems like...it's actively making things worse.
Like...imagine this Shiny Rayquaza. In all it's Black and Gold majesty. Then it crystallizes...and gets the BIGGEST HAT!
Oh...Raid Battles are back...great...*sigh* look, I just wish the highest levels in these Dens weren't SO IMPOSSIBLE without online friends. With just the NPCs, some of these battles are nightmares, with the fainting limits and the super-powerful attacks.
Kind of wondering what that red shining plant they keep showing is. One of the Treasure Hunt items?
So...Scarlet/Violet are kind of looking like a step up from SWSH...but a step down from LA. That's...frustrating. Two steps forward, one step back, I guess. I'm still getting it. I can't NOT get it, right?
I'm still not sure which version or starter I'm getting. I'll probably wait until I see the final forms. I MIGHT be leaning towards Koraidon/Violet but...that is NOT a sure thing.