Second trailer for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is still rough

After a less than ideal reveal of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet earlier this year many people were hoping that the game would be improved by the time we saw it again but, as a second trailer rolls out, it looks just as bad.

The overall visual quality here is still very low, looking several generations behind the rest of the gaming landscape. The framerate is also embarrassingly bad in this, a trailer made to promote the game.

At around the 20 second mark there is such a bad framerate drop that this video trailer turns into a slideshow. We’re actually a bit taken aback by how awful this all looks.

What’s even funnier is that, as we get to the end of the trailer which reveals the box legendries (AKA the Pokémon on the box art of the games), it has to switch over to a high resolution, pre-rendered scene.

What’s wrong, Pokémon? Afraid that showing off these two important characters inside of the game itself would put them in a bad light?

We don’t get the names of these two Pokémon or the other ones revealed in the trailer. Those details have, however, been provided on the official website for the games along with the following details:

You can also click on the hyperlink names above to be taken to a page with more information for each.

Lechonk has also become an internet favourite despite the trailer only being out for less than half an hour at the time of writing. This is backed up by the adorable official image of the creature you can see below and this description:

“If attacked by an opponent and startled, it will charge forward in a panic.​ It may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food,” the website reads.

As for the rest of the trailer it seems to be a continuation of the new type of gameplay that Legends: Arceus introduced.

It’s hinted that there will be some kind of multiplayer or co-op with up to three other players and there’s not one but two new professors in the form of Sada and Turo.

The trailer’s final reveal is a release date for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet of 18th November 2022.

We already knew it would be out near the end of the year and now we know just how near.

Hopefully, in the proceeding months before then, things can improve as we’re not too sold on these titles just yet, even though they feature Lechonk.


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