Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Trailer Reveals Pokémon Inside Poke Balls For The First Time In History
The second Pokémon Scarlet & Violet teaser reveals that the Gen 9 RPGs would for the first time display Pokémon inside their Poké Balls.
When Pokémon Legends: Arceus was released in January, Pokémon enthusiasts all around the world were undoubtedly astonished to learn that Pokémon have the ability to physically shrink down in size. Professor Laventon says in a sequence towards the beginning of the game that Pokémon may shrink themselves to fit inside a Poké Ball. Game Freak's second update for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet announced that the Generation 9 RPGs would finally illustrate what occurs after players capture a Pokémon in a Poké Ball, which appears to validate the Legends: Arceus Shrinking Pokémon mythology explanation.
Eagle-eyed CaylaCapsule and SitheachE of Twitter were the first to notice the significant difference in the game's animation, as the fans tweeted multiple still pictures from the June gameplay video. The new Gen 9 Pokémon Pawmi may be seen in a small, bite-sized shape before springing out of its open Poké Ball in one photograph. The Electric-type then grows to its full size as it prepares to battle for Trainer Nemona.
While many Pokémon fans were taken aback by the Pokémon: Legends Arceus shrinking Pokémon explanation, Game Freak appears to be reinforcing the mythology with new fight animations in the Gen 9 RPGs that show the insides of Poké Balls. The new Scarlet and Violet Gen 9 Pokémon Smoliv can be seen shrinking down into a small shape before being transferred inside the Poké Ball thrown at it in the second gameplay trailer. These modifications are a significant departure from earlier games, which did not go into as much detail on how Pokémon fit within their Poké Balls. During a capturing sequence, the Pokémon Sword and Shield, for example, would simply convert the Pokémon into a beam of light.
The Poké Ball upgrade isn't the only new feature being added; for the first time, Scarlet and Violet's Pokémon Professors will be version-exclusive. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be available for purchase on Friday, November 18, 2022, on the Nintendo Switch.