The newest Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer features several game mechanics of the upcoming titles. It is 14 minutes long, a long trailer that showcases Terastillize, creating a profile, the introduction of the TM Machine, the new Picnic mode, and more.
The first gameplay mechanic showcased was Terastilize, an ability only available in the Paldean region but can be used by all Pokémon. When this ability is used, the Pokémon is crystalized and its abilities changed or improved, depending on the item used. The example shown here is Quaxly, the water type Pokémon that looks like a duck. It shows its fight against Lechonk, a Pokémon that looks like a wild pig.
As said before, all Pokémon can use Terastillize including wild ones. As shown in the trailer, the Jigglypuff Terastillized with a water element, turning it into a water-type Pokémon for some reason. However, Quaxly is more powerful, which made it easily defeat the wild Pokémon. There are some Pokémon out there that will have a different Tera Type compared to its regular type. According to the trailer, any Pokémon can use any of the 18 Tera Types in battle.
Let’s Go Auto Battles
Auto battles were also featured in the trailer. It allows a Pokémon to battle enemies automatically while the trainers go about their other business. This is called the Let’s Go command. It can also pick up items on the field.
Players can open the map and set up a destination for making it easy to track. This will be helpful especially since these new games are now fully open-world.
The next scene involves a boss battle with Team Star where the trainers battle the minions first and then the boss at the end. They will sometimes block roads that could lead to another area that players need to progress to, which means they will have to defeat Team Star to move on. In the video, players have to defeat 30 Pokémons that Team Star brought out for the challenge. Let’s Go feature will be useful for this. After defeating them all, the boss called Mela comes out and challenges the player.
The TM Machine
After cutting out that scene, the next one features the Pokémon Center and its new additional machine. It is the TM Machine that allows players to build and use TMs for their Pokémon. In order to build TMs, players will need League Points (LP) and materials dropped by wild Pokémon after a battle. LP can be obtained by progressing the story or trading materials from Pokémon. TMs can only be used once if players have enough LP and materials, they can as many TMs as they want in the TM Machine.
Battling a Titan Pokémon
A battle with a Titan Pokémon was also shown, which is a giant crab. After defeating one, the trainer decided to trade her Pokémon with a new one from another trainer. Girafarig was traded and evolved too. This trailer confirmed that Girafarig will evolve into Farigiraf, which was a rumored Pokémon a while back.
Victory Road was then shown where players try to beat Gym Leaders, take their badges, and become champions. They also fight with their biggest rival, Nemona, on Victory Road. A Gym Leader battle was also shown here with Brassius.
Customization and Upgrading Profile Pics
Players also get to customize their trainers with various haircuts, outfits, and more. They can visit towns and get to the saloon, clothes shop, and more in order to do this. After that, they can use the camera app to get the perfect shot and update their Profile picture.
Picnics is another feature in the game where players can clean Pokémon, let them play, find Pokémon Eggs, create sandwiches, and more. Food allows players to gain some very hefty bonuses to boost their stats like increasing their chances of catching wild Pokémon, increasing power, and more.
Tera Raid Battles
Tera Raid Battles were then next shown. Up to four players can fight against one mega powerful Pokémon that got Terastillized. Players must cooperate with each other in order to take down this powerful foe and gain its treasures afterward. After defeating them, they can capture the Pokémon.