• Performance issues mar Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's amazing gameplay

    11 days ago - By Pocket Tactics

    After months and months of anticipation, we can all finally explore the luscious land of Paldea in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Quite honestly, since the initial announcement of generation nine in January this year, the suspense of what to expect in this Spanish-inspired world has been killing me. As a lifelong Pokémon fan, it's fair to say that this is my event of the year, especially after my journey through Pokémon Legends: Arceus left me hungry for more.
    Before I dive into what I consider to be a tale of two halves, I need to stress that this is a review in progress due to not having...
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  • With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's release, Redditor realises Pokéballs have avoided inflation for 26 years

    With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's release, Redditor realises Pokéballs have avoided inflation for 26 years

    11 days ago - By VG 247

    Since 1996, Pokémon has been an almost idyllic universe for catching and training ‘mons without any real trouble. Sure, there's the chaos caused by “organised crime syndicates trying to start global apocalypses,” according to Reddit user TheFoochy , but Team Rocket are the least of your troubles here. As a young teenager let out into the wild with a single Pokémon, you're already living rent-free. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet , you only have to attend school for a few days before you're left to roam freely, and even then, you don't have to go back often. With no rent to pay, and no school...
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  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the series' lowest rated mainline game on Metacritic, yet I can't stop playing it

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the series' lowest rated mainline game on Metacritic, yet I can't stop playing it

    11 days ago - By VG 247

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet finally launched just last week, and it's safe to say that the game is not meeting everyone's expectations. While many of us have been anticipating the release, dying to start catching ‘mons again in a truly open-world environment, others have had their reservations, and for good reason. With that in mind, it comes as little to no surprise that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet now reigns as Metacritic's lowest-rated mainline game for Pokémon. It currently sits at a Metascore of 76 , while other mainline titles do not dip below a score of 80. For example, Sword and...
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  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet exclusives

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet exclusives

    11 days ago - By Pocket Tactics

    There's no denying that the Spanish-influenced Paldea region in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is beyond stunning, but more than that, it's sprawling with many different 'mon for you to catch. Some are brand new, while others are familiar from previous generations. Another thing these games have in common with previous entries is the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet exclusives. That's right, some are only in Scarlet, while others are only obtainable in Violet.
    If you want to know more about generation nine, our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon guide is a great read, and it's accompanied nicely...
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  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet evolution

    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet evolution

    11 days ago - By Pocket Tactics

    Trainers worldwide can now explore the Paldea region in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, which, of course, means that there are many monsters for you to come across, many of which can evolve. This isn't anything new to the series, nor are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet evolution items, all of which we list here so that you can complete your pokédex .
    If you want to learn even more about this luscious region, check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Paldea guide. Then, to make the most out of this world, give our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet TM machine , Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders...
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