Nintendo Switch

The Sprawling Landscapes and Vibrant Towns Woven into the Paldea Region

Your adventure takes place in the Paldea region, a land of vast open spaces dotted with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands, and perilous mountain ranges. Along the way, all sorts of Trainers will be adventuring and honing their skills with Pokémon battles.

You can find lots of people and Pokémon living together in a variety of locations, ranging from a farming village with bountiful harvests to a port town with a bustling marketplace.

There are also Pokémon living in treetops, rivers, and all sorts of other locations in the wilderness—and they’re all just waiting to meet you.

Paldea region map art.
Gameplay screenshot, grassy landscape with Pokémon
Gameplay screenshot, snowy landscape with Pokémon
Gameplay screenshot, landscape of a town street and buildings
Gameplay screenshot, city street at sunset, close up of a lit neon sign at the road entrance

Your adventuring companion, the Rotom Phone

A must-have for traveling in the Paldea region, the Rotom Phone has several apps and features that will come in handy during your adventures. This time, the Pokédex will be loaded on the Rotom Phone as an app. Your map will also be an app on your Rotom Phone. You’ll be able to see a map of the entire Paldea region in the map app, which will naturally show your current location. You’ll also see all kinds of information, like nearby towns, Pokémon Centers, and wild Pokémon.

Rotom Phone art
Gameplay screenshot, player character and Rotom Phone
Gameplay screenshot, in-game Map window with icons to zoom, select, and mark the map. Footer text reads "Stationary Rotation Map" with two areas on the map titled "Poco Path" and "Inlet Grotto".

The mainstay of Pokémon Trainers - the outdoor Pokémon Center

Adventuring in the vast Paldea region won’t be a walk in the park. In order to battle Pokémon Trainers and catch wild Pokémon, you will need to rest your Pokémon and get Poké Balls to catch more Pokémon.

To support Pokémon Trainers, there are many outdoor Pokémon Centers scattered about Paldea. Trainers can easily find Pokémon Centers even from far away—Pokémon Centers light up at night, and each of them has a Poké Ball sign on the roof.

Gameplay screenshot, Pokémon Center desk with multiple characters and Pokémon.
Gameplay screenshot, exterior of Pokémon Center.
Gameplay screenshot, Pokémon Center. Character speech bubble reads "Hello, and welcome to the Pokémon Center! Care to let your tired Pokémon rest?".
Gameplay screenshot, Poké Mart. Character speech bubble reads "Welcome to the Poké Mart! Can I help you with something?".

Depending on the version of the game you have, the Pokémon that appear will differ

There are several differences between Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, and one such difference is the species of Pokémon that appear. For example, Larvitar and Stonjourner appear in Pokémon Scarlet, while Bagon and Eiscue appear in Pokémon Violet.

Top left logo text reading "Pokémon Scarlet", art of Larvitar and Stonjourner.
Top right logo text reading "Pokémon Violet", art of Bagon and Eiscue.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are available to play in the following languages; Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Simplified Chinese, English, French, Italian, European Spanish and German.