Moment’s Pokémon Presents revealed further details about how the spa system in
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet works. You ’ll be playing as a pupil at an academe, and beating some of the toughest coaches in the region is just part of your academy assignment. Tough, but fair.
Depending on which interpretation of the game you have, you ’ll either be attending Narania( Scarlet) or Uva( Violet). As part of your class, you ’ll be embarking on a “ treasure quest ” throughout the Paldea region. The treasure quest consists of three different stories, and the spa challenges only correspond of one branch. So you can probably anticipate a lot more sprawling content away from the time- recognized tradition of taking down the spa leaders. There are still eight leaders who stand between you and the “ champion rank, ” and Victory Road awaits at the end of the trip. The caravan also showed off the Glaseado Gym leader named Grusha, who uses ice- type Pokémon like the new Cetitan.
The caravan reconfirmed what was preliminarily twittered on by an sanctioned Pokémon account. rather of curbstomping spa leaders in a specific order, you can choose when you want to take them down. Giving players the choice to challenge gymnasiums still they want is a cool departure from the rigid formula of the series. I flash back the old days when picking Charmander was the “ challenge mode ” of the Kanto games because fire was awful against the gemstone and water gymnasiums , and not particularly good against the electric one moreover. Those who picked Chikorita in the Johto titles faced a analogous problem. Scarlet and Violet’s spa system eventually allows all starter Pokémon to be on an equal footing, and I ’m then for it.
This is n’t the first time that Pokémon has experimented with an unconventional spa system. In the Pokémon Sun and Moon titles, the series replaced the gymnasiums with “ trials ” in which players would occasionally complete mystifications in lieu of actually challenging the leaders( or battling the coaches who are working at the spa). still, the plot was still rather direct compared to what Scarlet and Violet have presented so far.