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Thinking of Getting Pokémon Scarlet & Violet? Here Are 5 Reasons It’s A Must-Buy for M’sian Gamers!

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Source: The Pokémon Company & Kelly Sikkema

There’s never a bad time to be a Pokémon fan in Malaysia. Every single year without fail, we’ve been pampered with new merchandise, Pokémon Trading Card Game packs, and – most importantly – video games! This year is (thankfully) no exception, with an upcoming new Pokémon game that serves as the beginning of a new generation.

Kenot contain our hype for Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet lah, which will be arriving on 18 November with a new region, new gameplay improvements and many more!

“But ah, is it really worth buying? I worry same-same only leh!” Worry not, fellow fan, as we’ve done our thesis-level research to uncover whether Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are worth buying. Jom read on to find out what’s our verdict!

 

1. A whole new world teeming with excitement!

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Paldea region

Magnificent landscapes, clear blue lakes, towns brimming with life, treacherous wastelands and mountain ranges – the all-new Paldea region is truly transcendent!

Venture forth into an exciting world filled with a wide variety of environments for you to explore, as well as settlements where people and Pokémon live in harmony together, at luscious farming villages, bustling port towns and more!

Most importantly, you’ll be able to explore Paldea in a true open-world experience, which means you can seamlessly transition between the outside world and settlements!

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Shopeepokemon Mountains

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As for you, you’ll begin your journey as a student at the OLDEST school in Paldea: Naranja Academy and Uva Academy, for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, respectively.

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This prestigious school stands out with its rich history, making it the perfect meeting ground for both Pokémon trainers and academicians alike to test their mettle. The game version you buy will determine your school name, emblem, uniform and the like, so choose wisely!

 

2. Carve your very own destiny!

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Instead of attending classes on Pokémon (though we wouldn’t have minded!), you will be assigned an independent study assignment, the Treasure Hunt. The idea is that everyone has their own perception of what a “treasure” is, which is why for the first time ever, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will let you embark on THREE different storylines to find your “treasure”!

These are the stories you can live out:

  • Victory Road: To be the very best 
    • Reach the rank of Champion by defeating eight gym leaders scattered across Paldea AND passing the Champion Assessment test at Pokémon League headquarters!
  • Path of Legends: To discover exotic Titan Pokémon 
    • Help your fellow classmate Arven defeat larger-than-life Titan Pokémon, who serve as guardians of the rare herbs, Herba Mystica, that are essential to his research.
  • Starfall Street: To be the academy’s hero(ine) 
    • Teach Team Star (the academy’s resident troublemakers) a lesson in decency by invading their bases and standing up against the bullies!

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Victory Road: Before challenging the Gym Leader, you must first pass unique Gym tests.

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Path of Legends: Look at the size of that Titan Pokémon!

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Starfall Street: Overcome Team Star Grunts and the extravagant Starmobile to take down the big boss!

Best of all, you can freely switch back and forth between all three stories! That way, you can experience everything the game offers at your own pace – arguably the best part about Pokémon Scarlet & Violet!

 

3. Meet new Pokémon and ride new Legendaries!

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Left to right: Meet your new starter Pokémon, Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly!

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will be introducing many new Pokémon for you to catch, train, manja, trade and battle with. Your starter Pokémon will also have new faces, with perfect-for-cat-lovers Sprigatito (Grass type), adorable foodie Fuecoco (Fire type), or fastidious no-nonsense Quaxly (Water type) as your first Pokémon choice.

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Left to right: Koraidon (Pokémon Scarlet) and Miraidon (Pokémon Violet).

And depending on which version you buy, you’ll also have the chance to cross paths with new Legendary Pokémon: Koraidon (Pokémon Scarlet) and Miraidon (Pokémon Violet)! These mysterious Legendaries are rumoured to have extraordinary powers that exceed your regular Pokémon.

More importantly, they also possess the ability to change their forms to better traverse any terrain they’re on! 😍

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Drive Mode Miraidon

Here are all the cool traversal modes these Legendary Pokémon have to turn up your adventure:

  • Sprinting Build/Drive Mode: Speed through the expansive Paldea region at full speed with the wind blowing in your face.
  • Swimming Build/Aquatic Mode: Explore rivers, lakes and oceans easily or brave treacherous waters in one piece.
  • Gliding Build/Glide Mode: Fly off mountains, cliffs and towers to glide towards your location – don’t forget to enjoy the view!

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Swimming Build Koraidon

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Gliding Build Koraidon

 

4. “You can have a picnic with your Pokémon???”

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Absolutely! You can have picnics almost anywhere in the region, and you can even design and arrange your tablecloth, cups, water bottles, and other picnic items. When you start picnicking, your party Pokémon (Koraidon or Miraidon are invited too!) will come out and mingle!

Here are all the fun stuff you can do while picnicking:

  • Make memories: Pick trendy photo filters and take group photos or selfies with your Pokémon pals!
  • Craft your own sando: Make sandwiches for you and your Pokémon with a wide variety of fillings and condiments; sandwiches restore health and may even give your Pokémon status buffs!
  • Bond with your Pokémon: Speak to them face-to-face or play with them using toys to strengthen your relationship.
  • Freshen them up: Give your Pokémon a good wash to restore their health and clean looks, as well as increase your bond.
  • The more the merrier: Have a picnic with your friends and let your Pokémon get to know each other!

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5. Invite your friends and play together!

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Gaming is always better with friends, which is why Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s Poké Portal lets you do just that!

Jump into the new Union Circle feature and play with up to three friends in the same area, where you can battle wild Pokémon together, show off your Pokémon, or ride through the terrains with your own Legendary Pokémon. The possibilities are endless, so be sure to not miss this feature!

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Or if you want to take things to the next level, take part in Tera Raid Battles with your buddies and defeat a Terastallized wild Pokémon within a time limit! Interestingly, this new battle mode lets you and your party attack simultaneously, no need to wait for each other to act – for the best result, plan your attacks and make sure you have each others’ backs by healing and casting defensive abilities!

Shopeepokemon Friends Tera Raid Battle

“Wah, quite a lot of new features eh!”

Ikr? Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet actually have quite a lot of new features that weren’t in previous entries, and we believe that newcomers can even enjoy them without playing the other Pokémon games. Whether you’re playing it alone or with friends, you’ll definitely be in for a rollicking good time!

 

“Hmmm, where to buy the game ah?”

Understandable lah, we’re spoiled with lots of options on where to buy the game. If you’re still puzzled about where to get it, why not keep it simple and simply buy on Shopee?

In conjunction with Pokémon Celebrations, Shopee is now the marketplace for everything Pokémon, such as Nintendo Switch games (including Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet!), Pokémon Trading Card Games and merchandise!

 

a) Exclusive deals on Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet and other goodies!

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In fact, Shopee is having a limited-time promo for those who buy Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet on their site:

Buy the new Pokémon Scarlet and/or Pokémon Violet on Shopee from 18 November onwards to get an exclusive in-game item* for FREE!

*While stocks last.

Simply order Pokémon Scarlet and/or Pokémon Violet from participating resellers, and you’ll be gifted a special Game Code that lets you claim an exclusive Floral-print Sport Backpack – truly the most stylish way to kickstart your new Pokémon adventure! Redemption ends 7 March 2023.

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And if you buy BOTH games with the Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet Double Pack, then you can get TWO in-game itemsdouble the games, double the fun!

On top of that, you can save even more Ringgits with these extra special vouchers*, exclusively for Pokémon products bought on Shopee! Remember to claim your vouchers upon checkout ya? 😝

  • Voucher #1: Get 15% OFF (capped at RM20) with min. spend of RM50
  • Voucher #2: Get RM100 OFF with min spend RM1,000

*Vouchers available in limited quantities only.

 

b) Don’t miss these giveaways!

That’s not all! Shopee will be hosting a couple of giveaways for Malaysians to win awesome prizes!

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  • Social media contest (18-25 November)
    • Stand a chance to win a Nintendo Switch by following these steps:
      1. Head over to the giveaway post on Shopee FB.
      2. Comment the names of the new Legendary Pokémon, and why you want to win the Nintendo Switch.
      3. Done!
  • ShopeeLive Special (18 November, 3PM)
    • Stand a chance to win Shopee Coins and Vouchers, just by tuning in to the ShopeeLive stream!

 

c) And everything else Pokémon!

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Finally, if you’re on the lookout for other Pokémon-related products, especially Pokémon Trading Card Game packs and merchandise, make Shopee your one-stop shop for everything Pokémon! They really have everything eh!

For more Pokémon goodies, jom explore the Shopee app with us!

 



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