Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet pre-order bonus guide
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet were announced during Pokemon Day, and pre-order bonus information for the two games is starting to become available. In our latest guide, we’ll be rounding up all of the reservation news from major retailers as well as any bonuses that are announced in the months to come.
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Scarlet, developed by Game Freak, ring in the franchise’s ninth generation. The Pokemon Company has indicated that this will be an open world experience “where various towns with no borders blend seamlessly into the wilderness.” The starters are the grass cat Sprigatito, fire croc Fuecoco, and duckling Quaxly. There’s much to be learned still, but we’re fairly far off from launch.
Amazon is one of the first retailers out of the gate here. You can pre-order Pokemon Scarlet from the retailer here and Pokemon Violet here. As a bonus, buyers will receive a download code for an exclusive in-game Healing Set which includes ten Potions, ten Antidotes, and three Revives.
Best Buy now has pre-orders available here. As a bonus, you’ll get the Berry Set pictured above.
Both titles are available on Walmart here.
Amazon Canada has pre-orders available for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet here.
My Nintendo Store UK
You can pre-order Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet on the My Nintendo Store UK here. All pre-orders will receive a bonus steelbook.
Pokemon Center has revealed the first pre-order bonus for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. Those that reserve any version will receive a code for the in-game backpack accessory. This is strictly for customization and doesn’t directly affect gameplay. More information will be provided at a later date. Pre-orders are up here.
A Double Pack has been revealed for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet with both games packaged together. In Europe, a steelbook will be included whereas that does not appear to be the case in North America.
Amazon France is currently taking pre-orders for the European version with the steelbook here, and copies ship to the United States.
For those that are fine getting the double pack without the steelbook, you can pre-order on Amazon here, Best Buy here, GameStop here, Walmart here, or Target here. GameStop pre-orders come with a pin set, pictured above. Meanwhile, Target pre-orders (note: this may be simply a day one purchase rather than a reservation) for the Double Pack come with a starters figure – check it out below.
Two purchase bonuses have been announced: one for a special Pikachu and another for the Adventure Set.
Purchase Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet by February 23, 2023 to receive the special Pikachu with the Flying Terra Type and knows the move Fly, which it normally cannot learn. It can be redeemed by selecting Get via Internet from the Mystery Gift feature.
The Adventure Set can be obtained if players download the digital version of Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet from the Switch eShop by February 28, 2023 which comes in the form of a serial code. It includes Potion ×10, Full Heal ×5, Revive ×3, Ether ×3, Rare Candy ×1, and Nugget ×1.
Nintendo has revealed a limited edition Switch OLED for Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, which will be out on November 4. It features special designs on the dock and Joy-Con. For those in the US, this is now available on Amazon here and GameStop here. Those in the UK can grab it on the My Nintendo Store here.
Differences between Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet
If past Pokemon games are anything to go by, a small amount of creatures will be exclusive in each version of these games. Additionally, it’s been confirmed that players will have a different outfit depending on which game they are playing.
It has also since been confirmed that for the first time, one of two different professors will appear depending on which version players choose. With Pokemon Scarlet, Professor Sada will be showing up. Pokemon Violet features Professor Turo.
Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet are both planned for release on November 18, 2022. Expect our pre-order guide to be continually updated leading up to launch.
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