Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Trailer Shows Off 4-Player Co-Op, Release Date

The newest Pokemon games are coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 18.

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You can join other players and explore the world together in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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A new gameplay trailer for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is now live, showcasing several new characters and Pokemon you'll encounter in the games, as well as four-player co-op.

Depending on which version you play, you'll meet a different Pokemon Professor at the start of your journey. Professor Sada is the head researcher in Pokemon Scarlet, while Professor Turo takes on that role in Pokemon Violet.

It also appears your character will be enrolled at a different academy depending on your version, explaining the different outfits your avatar wears in each game. Regardless of which version you play, however, one character who all players will meet is Nemona, a friend and rival Pokemon trainer.

The new trailer also offers a glimpse at multiplayer. In addition to being able to battle and trade with other trainers, as in past titles, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet let you venture out in the world alongside up to three other players -- a first for the series. 

Scarlet and Violet also offer a greater degree of freedom than previous installments. According to the games' official website, "you're free to explore at your leisure and not in an order dictated by the story."

Finally, the trailer showcases a handful of new Pokemon, including the games' mascots: the legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon. You can watch the full trailer above.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 18. You can take a look at all the new Pokemon revealed so far and catch up on everything we know about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in our recap.