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Here’s what Paldea region offers in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

By Steven Rondina


Aug 3, 2022

Reading time: 2 min

Pokemon fans have finally gotten a look at Paldea, the new region of Scarlet and Violet that will serve as the home base for gen nine of the series.

After months of mystery, Pokemon Presents gave players a proper look at the new content coming in Scarlet and Violet with a new trailer. The trailer details the world of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet much deeper than the initial teaser trailer. It shows off a clearer look at the Paldea region and lets fans see what Pokemon Scarlet and Violet really have on offer.

Though The Pokemon Company was quick to show off a variety of ecosystems, this goes into much greater detail. Instead of putting a static camera in a city, on a beach, and in a desert, this trailer gives a clearer look at what’s in store. Here’s what was shown in the new trailer.

Paldea region of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will feature a school theme

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will feature a general school theme, similar to Sun and Moon anime.

The player will have multiple rivals who are upperclassmen, and teachers and administrators are set to be NPCs. The region has a wide variety of Pokemon from multiple generations and a long list of ecosystems. As was previously revealed, the game will feature a fully open world.

The region has a new in-battle gimmick that replaces Gigantamax with Tera Types. This sees Pokemon change form during battle, turning into a crystalline form and sometimes changing types. Players will be able to catch these Pokemon in raid battles, similar to the Max Raids of Sword and Shield.

What country is the Paldea region from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet based on?

The Paldea region of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is based in Spain.

Every Pokemon region is based on a place in the real world. The first four mainline games were based on different parts of Japan, with the action going abroad. Black and White’s Unova is based on New York City, Kalos in X and Y is Paris, Alola from Sun and Moon is Hawaii, and Galar from Sword and Shield is the United Kingdom.

For the third time in four generations, Pokemon will be heading to Europe. The architecture of the Paldea region draws heavy influence from different areas of Spain, and many of the Pokemon are based on real-life animals and items from the region. 

Will Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have an open world like Legends: Arceus?

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are set to have an open world superior to the one seen in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will also feature a fully open world, which wasn’t the case with Legends: Arceus. Instead, the spin-off prequel features five large maps in which players could freely wander around. Enough freedom was offered that players could encounter Pokemon that were much more powerful than what had been available to the player at that point. 

The trouble was that Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ maps were not connected in any way. Players needed to exit the map, return to their base in Jubilife Village, then choose another map to load. 


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