Pokémon Scarlet And Violet’s Legendaries

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet’s Legendaries

Today, the Pokémon Company dumped a trove of info about the next mainline Pokémon versions for Switch

Scarlet and Violet, including the release date (November 18, 2022)

But a new trailer also pulled back the curtain on the two new version-specific legendary Pokémon

Koraidon and Miraidon, teasing them in a brief pre-rendered cinematic. They look very silly.

The mainline entries in Game Freak’s series of monster-hunting RPGs are most clearly differentiated by their legendary Pokémon—enormously powerful

one-of-a-kind beasts you typically can’t capture until late in the game

Some, like Gold and Silver’s Ho-Oh and Lugia, became instant icons

Others, like those patently ridiculous wolf-beast-things from 2019’s Sword and Shield, have fallen into the series’ recent pit trap of genericism

Whatever the case, there’s no real reason to pine for Koraidon and Miraidon, as they’re both far weaker than a Pokémon you’ll meet in the early goings: Lechonk.