Auto Battles a new feature of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

We also got introduced to three new Pokémon, and the unoriginally named “Team Star”.

A new trailer has dropped for the upcoming generation nine titles, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Check it out below!

Not all the interesting details made it into the trailer, however. One of the most interesting got its own page on the official website: Auto Battles.

Auto Battles are a new way of battling that can be activated by using the “Let’s Go!” feature. Doing so will send out a Pokémon to battle wild Pokémon without needing orders from its Trainer. Your Pokémon can be sent into an Auto Battle against any wild Pokémon you see on the field, and it can even find Pokémon to engage in Auto Battles on its own.​

When your Pokémon is out and engaging in Auto Battles, you can do what you want—stay by its side to watch over it, or try looking for items nearby. By defeating wild Pokémon in Auto Battles, your Pokémon can also earn items and Exp. Points!

Master using this new feature to explore every nook and cranny of the vast Paldea region with your Pokémon!

This might be an interesting way to grind both Items and Exp. One possible risk is losing a Shiny Pokémon to this method, although we do not yet have confirmation on whether Shiny Pokémon appear in the overworld.

There are three different parts of the game’s story (or perhaps three stories) – battling to become the Champion, the “Path of Legends”, and Starfell Street, the last where you fight Team Star, a somewhat unoriginal group who serve as the mildly antagonistic opponents. Stay in school, kids!

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We also were introduced to three new Pokémon: ArmarougeCeruledge, and Klawf. The first two can be described as Megaman lookalikes, with Armarouge a Special Attacker with a possible Fire-type ‘clone’ attack of Close Combat in Armor Cannon. Ceruledge has a Drain Punch-like move in Bitter Blade. Klawf, the crab that also is one of the game’s “Titans”, gets the Anger Shell Ability, which lowers its Defense and Sp. Def stats but boosts its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats when its health drops below half. This is the third generation in a row with a “bigger version” gimmick involved (the Paldea version of Totems and Dynamax).

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What were your favourite parts of the newest trailer?

Edited by Arcaneum.