The Pokemon Scarlet & Violets Paldea region is a great place to say hello

The Pokemon Scarlet & Violets Paldea region is a great place to say hello ...

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is the first mainline Pokemon game to promise a true open world. With rolling hills, glistening beaches, and colorful towns, Pokemon Scarlet & Violets Paldea looks to be an interesting place to explore. Im in desperate need of a good vacation, and this game seems to be the cheapest way to get it.

The Pokemon Scarlet & Violets Paldea region is based on Spain, and with it, there are Pokemon inspired by olives, villages that appear to serve decent tapas, and a myriad of other things to discover. There are also brand new Pokemon variations, a new (slightly odd) mount, and more.

So, take a stroll through the Pokemon Scarlet & Violets Paldea region, breath in the sea breeze, and get up to speed before the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet release date. Weve also provided starter guides and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet legendaries so you can get to grips with the little monsters you'll be putting in your little ball.

Anyway, let's get some sun.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Paldea region

The Paldea region is dotted with beautiful areas in Spain. Along with vibrant villages with people to meet, the game's inspiration is everywhere. There's even a massive structure that looks like the Sagrada Familia.

Nowhere is this inspiration more evident than in the new forms of old Pokemon, alongside brand new critters inspired by olives and Iberian pigs. Weve only seen one regional form so far, with the Paldean Wooper, which you can learn all about in our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet new Pokemon guide.

During your adventure, you'll want to make use of a trusty Rotom phone, which has a number of apps and features to make your life easier. The Pokedex and map will be apps on there, so you'll be able to access information about nearby towns, Pokemon centers, and wild Pokemon.

Youre bound to want to rest your Pokemon and collect Poke balls to catch more Pokemon. Thats why the area is dotted with Pokemon Centers all around Paldea, which glow up at night with a large Poke ball sign on the roof.

The new vast area offers a new way to get around, namely by riding the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet legendaries Koraidon and Miraidon as motorcycles. No, it's not joking, they even have wheels that seem to pop out of them from nowhere, so you're basically riding a motorbike with a head and four legs.

Or you can split up in a group of four and go on scenic road trips through the beautiful Basque countryside. You can read more about it in our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet co-op guide.

The only thing we know for certain is that there are different Pokemon available in each of the regions, while Bagon and Eiscue appear in Pokemon Violet. Read our Pokemon Scarlet & Violet differences guide to find out what you need.

Check out our Pokemon Scarlet & Violet pre-order page to be sure you're ready to go on day one.