Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are getting their own Switch OLED model

Alongside today’s new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer, Nintendo announced a special edition Nintendo Switch OLED console.

The Pokemon scarlet and violet The Nintendo Switch OLED edition will be available for purchase around a week before the games themselves on November 4, 2022. This version of the console is frankly stunning and sports many subtle, and some not-so-subtle, nods. in the upcoming game.

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The first thing to note is the orange and purple colored Joy-Cons which are clear references to the game’s two academies, Naranja Academy and Uva Academy (which translate to “orange” and “grape” respectively in Spanish). look closely at the Joy-Cons, they also feature both academy emblems printed on the appropriate color controller.

Moving on to the back of the console now, a unique design features artwork of the new starters joining the series in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. This includes Quaxley, Sprigatito and Fuecoco, as well as academy crests and various other graphics – all of which are in that iconic orange and purple coloring.

The console dock is the final detail of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Switch. Shape exactly the same as normal Nintendo Switch OLED dock, what makes this version special is the legendary Pokemon featured on one side of the console accessory. Those already familiar with the new Legendaries will instantly recognize Pokemon Violet’s Miraidon and Scarlet’s Koraidon, again in the same color.

According to My Nintendo Shop (opens in a new tab)the console is expected to cost $359.99, and if the Splatoon 3 Nintendo Switch OLED is something to pass on, expect it to reach around £320 in the UK. Also announced today is the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Double Pack (opens in a new tab) for $119.99. To find out if it’s worth getting both games, take a look at our guide to the main differences between Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Want to know what Pokémon you can expect to see in the Paldea region? Take a look at our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex guide.

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