Scarlet and Violet News: Region, Gimmick, and New Pokémon
Yesterday's "Pokémon Presents" dropped a lot of news on us, but then again the drought of news has been a long one. Any news would have seemed like a lot. Before going into the stream I had hoped we would see the new gimmick and some new regional forms, which we got both. I also assumed we would get the region name, which we did along with a map. Starting in November we will be able to explore the open world region of Paldea.
|I wonder what the deal is with the big crater in the center?|
|Paldean Wooper is a Poison/Ground type.|
There wasn't a Paldean Quagsire shown, which makes me think that either it has a wildly new design or we are getting a regional evolution for Paldean Wooper that isn't a Quagsire. This would give Wooper a branched evolution like Meowth has with Persian and Perrserker. The website says that Wooper gained its regional form after being pushed out of its original territory into poisonous bogs. What pushed it out remains to be seen, but it possibly a new pokémon. It may be like how Alolan Rattata and Yungoos are counterparts in Alola.
|Is Fidough edible?|
Wooper wasn't the only new pokémon shown as we got two new Generation 9 pokémon: Fidough and Cetitan. If Twitter is anything to go by, both have already gathered a crowd of fans. I personally prefer Cetitan, but then again I really like whales. Fidough is a Fairy type, like most food (specifically pastry) based pokémon. Cetitan is pure Ice and looks to be the ace of the Ice Gym Leader Grusha, who was also shown in the trailer.
|I need this on my team as soon as possible.|
As I expected giving the time frame of this stream, we also were shown the regional battle gimmick, which has become a staple in pokémon since Generation 6. The new gimmick is Terastal, or Terastallization if you want to twist your tongue, is combo of "Terra" for Earth and "Crystal." So, basically you crystallize your pokémon which changes its type.
|It's like "Crystal Body" and "Delta Species" pokémon cards had a baby|
Raids also return featuring Terastal bosses. Unlike raids in Sword and Shield, these have a timer and players attack the boss in real time. This seems like a more fun take on raid battles and I am glad to see them return.
-Paldea looks great and the overall feel of the region is inviting.