Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will be the new Gen 9 games, announced on Pokémon Day 2022

GIMME THAT DUCK NOW!

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Not even my self-imposed hiatus could stop me from watching the Pokémon Presents on Pokémon Day yesterday. The first few announcements meant little to me because I don’t really play Pokémon Go, I definitely don’t play Café ReMix, Masters EX or Arceus (yet) but the last announcement was the MVP because…

THEY ANNOUNCED GEN 9 AND THE NEW STARTERS!

Here’s the tl;dr:

  • The new games will be called Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
  • They’re coming in “late 2022” (so likely end of November)
  • The new starters are called Sprigatito, a “capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokémon”; Fuecoco, a “laid-back Fire Croc Pokémon that does things at its own pace”; and Quaxly, an “earnest and tidy Duckling Pokémon”
  • My favourite is Quaxly and it does look like a member of the DuckTalesverse(?)

More info on the new Gen 9 starters can be found on Polygon