Press Release


Explore the Paldea Region in the First-Ever Open-World Pokémon Video Game for Nintendo Switch Systems

BELLEVUE, WA — November 18, 2022 — Trainers can explore the Paldea region in the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet video games, now available exclusively on Nintendo Switch systems. Catch the latest series trailer here.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet take a new evolutionary step in the Pokémon main series, allowing players to explore an open world where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the Paldea region’s vast wildernesses. Players will begin their adventure by choosing either Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly to be their first partner Pokémon, then set off to either Naranja Academy in Pokémon Scarlet or Uva Academy in Pokémon Violet.
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About Pokémon 
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About Nintendo 
Nintendo Co., Ltd., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, has created franchises that have become household names worldwide, including Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Pokémon, Animal Crossing, Pikmin and Splatoon, through its integrated hardware and software products. Nintendo aims to deliver unique, intuitive entertainment experiences for everyone, manufacturing and marketing video game devices such as the Nintendo Switch family of systems, developing and operating applications for smart devices, and collaborating with partners on a range of other entertainment initiatives like visual content and theme parks. Nintendo has sold more than 5.4 billion video games and over 800 million hardware units globally. From the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System more than 30 years ago, through today and into the future, Nintendo’s continuing mission is to create unique entertainment that puts smiles on the faces of people all over the world. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Americas. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at