The Pokémon Company has just released a brand new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, both due out in November this year.
Already the internet is enthralled by the reveal – the first fully open world Pokémon game. If you’re yet to watch the trailer yourself, please do so now.
So what’s everyone so excited about?
The trailer revealed some brand new Pokémon, including the adorable Smoliv. What will they evolve into? Lidl seems to know.
There’s a new electric mouse called Pawmi. I want one.
My reaction to seeing the new Scarlet & Violet Pokémon for the first time: pic.twitter.com/SR5oIeq69V
— Touya! ★ (@Touyarokii) June 1, 2022
And then there’s Lechonk. A cute little truffle pig. What’s not to love?
Lechon is a delicious Filipino roasted pig dish. Add a k at the end and we have the best Pokémon name in a while. pic.twitter.com/RWq3Y87rUr
— Gene Park (@GenePark) June 1, 2022
Lechonk is the clear favourite from artists, who are already delivering some stunning fan art.
As for the new character designs, fans are particularly happy about more inclusive hairstyles and afro textured hair.
FUCKING FINALLY THERE’S ACTUALLY GOOD AFRO TEXTURED HAIR
I CAN NOW PLAY AS A BLACK PERSON IN POKEMON FINALLY WOOOOOOOOOOO
— 12.5, awaiting Live a Live (@125_Chance) June 1, 2022
The real stars of the trailer, though, are the new professors. For the first time in the series, each edition of the game will have a unique professor: Sada and Turo.
In short: they’re hot.
And hot professors means plenty of internet thirst.
THESE ARE THE SEXIEST PROFESSORS OF ALL TIME pic.twitter.com/ZswPabfhRV
— GamesCage – Hype Guy (@OnTheDownLoTho) June 1, 2022
“My girlfriend and I saw you from across the Pokémon Center and really dig your vibe. Can we buy you a drink?” https://t.co/KW2hG1xWbr
— Sam Barlow (@mrsambarlow) June 1, 2022
For Sada, it even looks like she has fangs. A vampiric, villain professor perhaps?
They gave her fangs they 100% knew what they were doing.
Someone at Nintendo played very close attention to Resident Evil 😂 pic.twitter.com/bxdaPBAQUq
— Kane Hocking (@KanePlaysGames) June 1, 2022
Professor Sada has fangs, I’m gonna explode. pic.twitter.com/v4C7q0jt0P
— Ultima | #вʟм (@UltimaShadowX) June 1, 2022
And Turo is certainly a step up from Professor Oak.
The Pokémon aren’t the only things evolving pic.twitter.com/E5ZvCgL6dt
— Josiah Renaudin (@JosiahRenaudin) June 1, 2022
Today really is a good day for bisexual Pokémon fans.
Good day to be Bisexual, happy pride month pic.twitter.com/6J8yUfN2Sq
— ✧𝕊𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕖✧ (@SideralCorpus) June 1, 2022
Which version of the game are you most likely to pick up? And will Lechonk be your first capture?