Pokemon Scarlet & Violet allows players to join the Pokemon League, challenging Gym Leaders across the Paldea region. However, the journey to the championship will be a little different from previous competitions.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet have received a new trailer detailing several key aspects of the upcoming games. Players can travel through the Paldea region on multiple different adventures, including options new to the series.
The decision to introduce multiple storylines in Scarlet & Violet is revolutionary for a series that has always maintained a clear, linear plot. Players have more say than ever about how their journeys are going.
The changes will also encourage replays of both games as each new playthrough will have its own distinct progression. One of the main options in Scarlet & Violet is the “Victory Road” route, which will take players on their way to becoming champions of the region.
How do players become a Scarlet & Violet Champion?
According to Pokemon’s official website, players can become champions by: earn eight Gym Badges.
As in the previous games in the series, Scarlet & Violet gamers will face eight Gym Leaders scattered across the region.
However, it won’t be as easy as walking into a gym and destroying opponents.
Players must pass a Gym Test. These tests are themed around the Gym Leader and the city, creating unique puzzles for each encounter.
After passing the Gym Test, players can take on the leader and work their way through the Pokemon League members.
Who is Scarlet & Violet’s Pokemon League President?
When taking the “Victory Road” route, players will meet Pokemon Chairman Geeta.
Like Chair Rose in Sword & Shield, Geeta oversees all gyms in the region and is also described as “the most capable trainer of them all”, implying that she is the current reigning champion of Paldea.
Scarlet & Violet Pokemon League President Geeta
Who are the Scarlet & Violet Gym Leaders?
Currently only Brassius of the Artazon Gym has been revealed.
Brassius is the Grass-type Gym Leader, and while there is no mention of when players will encounter him, he may be one of the earlier or less difficult Gym Leaders to challenge.
The new trailer for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has confirmed that the Gym Test for the Artazon Gym is “looking for the Sunflora” around the arena. This information confirms that some Gym Tests are likely to be fun puzzles or minigames.
While there is still much to learn about Scarlet & Violet’s path to Victory Road, the information given confirms that players can enjoy a classic experience with new twists and turns. This will be a refreshing way to tackle the crowning achievement of becoming a Region Champion.