Pokémon Gen 9 is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year, and instead of much of the same with just a few minor changes here and there, it promises to be a significant leap forward in the series. compared to previous main entries.
Nintendo even took the hype train via social media – mention Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as an “evolution” step in the Pokémon series thanks to the “rich open world” filled with towns and cities that seem to blend into the wilderness. Obviously there are no borders.
This new open-world design (following in the footsteps of Pokémon Legends: Arceus – featuring open-world zones) was previously mentioned on Official game site because the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It reiterates how players are thrown into an open world adventure like nothing before.
“Various towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness without borders. You’ll be able to see Pokémon of this region in the sky, in the sea, in the woods, in the streets — everywhere! You’ll have can experience the true joy of the Pokémon series — battling wild Pokémon to catch them — now in an open-world game that players of all ages can enjoy.”
Unfortunately, the last part of the paragraph above also raises questions about the catch mechanics in the new game. At this point, some trainers seem to think that the method of catching Pokémon could go back to “traditional” ways where you have to engage in a battle.
Returning to the topic, Scarlet and Violet had looked extremely promising. Are you looking forward to exploring a fully open world Pokémon game? Are you hoping to see any specific mechanics similar to Pokémon Legends: Arceus or even Sword and Shield? Let us know below.