What is the name of the region in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

A new Pokemon Presents video was released on August 3, giving players much more detail about the upcoming Pokemon Scarlet and Violet games. One of the most exciting revelations in the video is the name of the new region.

The newest region in the main series of Pokemon video games is called Paldea, a land of lakes, peaks, mountain ranges and wastelands.

The region was revealed at the beginning of the Pokemon Presents video, which also highlighted the gameplay mechanics and leak fixes.


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The Paldea region becomes a huge location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Image via Game Freak)
The Paldea region becomes a huge location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Image via Game Freak)

The Pokemon Presents video began with what appears to be a professor telling a group of school-age children to prepare for a treasure hunt. There will be three stories for players to discover in the treasure hunt, a sort of independent study project.

Trainers were then introduced to the landscape of Paldea, the Pokemon found in the region, and how the upcoming titles will build on the open-world feel that came with Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Welcome to the Paldea region, Trainers! 🤩A vast land of vast open spaces – dotted with lakes, towering peaks, wastelands and dangerous mountain ranges. Bye! ️💜 #PokemonScarletViolet https://t.co/X9UCvTZVNm

A desert, open meadows, futuristic cities and older-looking cities were all shown in the video. Several fan-favorite Pokemon were seen throughout the region, along with some new creatures and regional forms.

Pre-orders for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are now available through participating retailers and the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch devices. It won’t be long before trainers can venture through Paldea as the games will be released on November 18, 2022.


What’s new in the Paldea region?

    Legendary Pokemon can be ridden on the ground, in the air and over water (Image via Game Freak)
Legendary Pokemon can be ridden on the ground, in the air and over water (Image via Game Freak)

There are eight regions in the main series Pokemon games. Paldea in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be the ninth region, after Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh (formerly known as Hisui), Unova, Kalos, Alola, and Galar.

While the basics of Pokemon return, the Paldea region will also bring new features, Pokemon, regional shapes, and locations. Trainers can expect the following additions and features in the games:

  • Two new Legendary Pokemon that double as rideable mounts.
  • New outdoor Pokemon centers.
  • A new Terastal gimmick that crystallizes Pokemon in battle.
  • A new Wooper regional shape.
  • Three different stories that can be experienced in any order, trainers are eager to play them.

More information about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will definitely be revealed as the release date gets closer. Until then, this Pokemon Presents video should be enough to keep trainers happy.


Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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