Next Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Update to be Released Next Month

Celebrate the 1000 Pokemon milestone!

Game Freak and Nintendo have recently announced the release window of the next Pokémon Scarlet and Violet update.

When is Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Update 1.2.0 Coming?

According to the recent announcement, the next update for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, version 1.2.0, will be released in late February 2023. It did not specifically reveal the date, but at least the month and year have been stated. It is also stated that this new update will include bug fixes, and add functionality for the two games.

Introducing Gholdengo!

Aside from the upcoming update, a new video was released titled 1008 Encounters. It celebrated the 1008 Pokémon that are now part of the whole franchise. It also revealed the new Pokémon called Gholdengo which evolves from the Chest Form Gimmighoul or Roaming Form Gimmighoul in the two games.

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Check out its full details below:

Introducing Gholdengo
Gimmighoul evolves into Gholdengo when it levels up after its Trainer has collected 999 Gimmighoul Coins. Apparently, Gholdengo is a lively and cheerful Pokémon whose body is made of a thousand coins.
Gholdengo functions by controlling the coins that comprise its body, and it even uses them as weapons in battle. The coins are densely packed, making Gholdengo durable. Gholdengo can attack by firing coins from anywhere on its body.
Name: Gholdengo
Category: Coin Entity Pokémon
Type: Steel/Ghost
Height: 3’11” (1.2 m)
Weight: 66.1 lbs. (30 kg)
Ability: Good as Gold

Area Zero and its Mysterious Pokémon

Mysterious Pokémon were also introduced which appeared in the Great Crater of Paldea. This location is called Area Zero and is spread out across the crater.

New Pokémon have been revealed too and all of them are Paradox Pokémon. Check out the details below:

Introducing Roaring Moon:
An article in a suspicious magazine says that this Pokémon looks similar to a Salamence that has undergone a certain phenomenon that occurs elsewhere in the world. According to this article, this creature is said to scatter feathers as it flies around at high speeds seeking prey, and it’s thought to be extremely savage.
Name: Roaring Moon
Category: Paradox Pokémon
Type: Dragon/Dark
Height: 6’7″ (2 m)
Weight: 837.8 lbs. (380 kg)
Introducing Scream Tail:
Scream Tail has reportedly been sighted in a Paldean forest. This Pokémon shares Jigglypuff’s endearing puffball appearance, but its ferocious aggression leads it to attack anyone who comes near. Its primitive looks and savage nature have prompted rumors that it could be a Jigglypuff as it would have existed a billion years ago.
Name: Scream Tail
Category: Paradox Pokémon
Type: Fairy/Psychic
Height: 3’11” (1.2 m)
Weight: 17.6 lbs. (8 kg)
Introducing Great Tusk:
This Pokémon is described as having an aggressive disposition, gigantic tusks, and tough scales. There are theories that it is a living relic of the dinosaur era that has lived through to today, but no one can say for certain.
Name: Great Tusk
Category: Paradox Pokémon
Type: Ground/Fighting
Height: 7’3″ (2.2 m)
Weight: 705.5 lbs. (320 kg)
Introducing Iron Valiant:
An article in a suspicious magazine tells of a theory that this Pokémon is, in fact, a robot—the product of a mad scientist’s efforts to create the most powerful psychic Pokémon of all. The article describes Iron Valiant as resembling both Gardevoir and Gallade. Iron Valiant is also said to be cruel enough to take its brilliantly shining blade and cut down anyone confronting it without hesitation.
Name: Iron Valiant
Category: Paradox Pokémon
/Type: Fairy/Fighting
Height: 4’7″ (1.4 m)
Weight: 77.2 lbs. (35 kg)
Introducing Iron Bundle:
A suspicious magazine reports that Iron Bundle resembles Delibird and that it possesses a spherical apparatus from which it fires huge blasts of ice to propel itself through snowy lands. The magazine also says that many theories have been floated about this Pokémon, with a leading one suggesting that Iron Bundle is the product of a long-gone civilization.
Name: Iron Bundle
Category: Paradox Pokémon
Type: Ice/Water
Height: 2′ (0.6 m)
Weight: 24.3 lbs. (11 kg)
Introducing Iron Treads:
This Pokémon is rumored to be a weapon made from alien technology, though no one knows for sure. Iron Treads has the ability to suddenly assume a spherical shape and launch into a swift rolling attack.
Name: Iron Treads
Category: Paradox Pokémon
Type: Ground/Steel
Height: 2’11” (0.9 m)
Weight: 529.1 lbs. (240 kg)

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are now available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.

Source: Press Release