We now know a heck of a lot more about the upcoming Generation 9 Pokémon games. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet try to shake up the series’ formula in a variety of ways, such as: B. Four-player co-op and a fully open world, but there’s one important thing that hasn’t changed with the upcoming mainline games.
Scarlet and Violet continue the tradition of releasing two different versions of the same game. Some people might think that red is just a cool, bold color, but there’s a certain mystical charm to this shade of purple. But there are a few other things to distinguish the versions – more than normal – that might sway your opinion.
Let’s start with the obvious, the Legendaries. The box art beauties this time are Koraidon and Miraidon, two snake-like Pokémon with bold colors and large, eye-catching designs. Koraidon is exclusive to Scarlet, while Miraidon is found in purple. Despite the similar pose, these two enormously powerful mons are damn different.
Koraidon has lots of feathering on its head, neck, and arms, complete with kaleidoscopic coloring. It is also Stand quite proud (more on that in a moment) and it has what looks like a hoop sticking out of its chest. Is that uncomfortable? Do we reconsider? Basically, it looks like a prehistoric lizard with feathers and a motorcycle tire. Yes. That is much. Maybe too much? Never! We love that it’s a historical-looking legend.
Miraidon, on the other hand, is much more electric, unnatural and futuristic. Remember we said Koraidon stood? Well, Miraidon has two jet engines, so it levitates in the air. It has lightning bolts for antennae and its purple skin looks very metallic. Add in the robot hands, the metal parts of the tail, the pixelated eyes and… whatever wheel in the chest this one is, and we have a Mon of the future. Its sleek design is a nice contrast to the Koraidon, and we love those extra touches.
Whatever your preference, you can’t deny these two make a thriving good piece of box art, right?
The next, and perhaps most important, difference is something entirely new to the series. Scarlet and Violet have a different professor depending on the version you choose. Professor Sada, in her sandals, cavewoman attire, and accessories, is the expert on Pokémon Scarlet. Professor Turo’s purple and black bodysuit – which even includes the shoes – will be your guiding hand in Pokémon Violet.
That’s all we know about these two, but the internet has quite a few feelings about these two. Yes, they are quite nice to look at Hm. But we mainly come down to some thinking that whichever version of the game you choose, the other professor will be the villain. We’re not sure we can bring ourselves to fight either of these two.
Professor Sada’s unusual combination of cavewoman clothing and lab coat is certainly odd at first glance, but again, the added details are! The toothed buttons on the coat; the fur around the collar; and its light cream color. Sada also has the best hair of any Pokémon Professor. There. We said so. Professor Turo has a much simpler, more modern design – he also looks a lot more serious and less adventurous than Sada, but his clean-cut look, facial hair and body make him stand out very easy on the eyes.
The final difference is something else that fans and we have been speculating about. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet seem to be championing a past versus future theme. Legendary and Professor designs speak for themselves, but so do their names! Miraidon and Koraidon contain the Japanese words for ancient (korai) and future (mirai) in their names, while Sada and Turo refer to the Spanish words past (pasado) and future (futuro). Similar naming conventions exist in other languages as well.
If the fan theories about the professors prove correct, we’ll actually be up against them Miscellaneous, then this only seems to hammer in the truth that this will be the battle between tradition and modernization, the clash of old and new, the clash of past and future! Bet now who will be the winner!
For just a three-minute trailer and a few details on the official website, that’s a nice amount to walk away from! Now that we know we can go on another Pokémon journey on November 18th, people are starting to decide which version they’re going to get. Aside from the Legendaries, we don’t know which other Pokemon will be exclusives in which versions.
So go ahead, which version will she collect? Does the fiery scarlet awaken a passion in your heart? Or does the electrifying violet inspire your life? Vote in our polls below and hear what other differences you hope to see in the comments.