We’ll tell you all the options you have when buying Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, from different versions and editions, to its pricing and stores.
Nintendo Switch’s last and one of its greatest exclusives for 2022 is finally in stores around the world. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is now on sale, and critics believe it’s the biggest step forward for the franchise’s main titles in a long time. Even though it brings a lot of the same mistakes of recent iterations with it, the Paldea region based game (inspired by Spain) goes beyond what has been done before by implementing an open world to its gameplay, opening up exploration and decision making for players in what is now one of the most important releases on Nintendo’s hybrid console.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, price and versions
There really aren't any special editions of the game, either collectors editions or digital deluxe editions. However, as is usual with Pokémon games, we do have two parallel versions that have released at the same time. While they’re basically the same game, they do have some big differences, specifically in their exclusive Pokémon, but we also see changes to the professors and the academy in-game. Here’s every difference revealed so far:
- Larvitar, Rock/Ground type
- Pupitar, Rock/Ground type
- Tyranitar, Rock/Dark type
- Stonjourner, Rock type
- Armarouge, Fire/Psychic type
- Bagon, Dragon type
- Shelgon, Dragon type
- Salamence, Dragon/Flying type
- Eiscue, Ice type
- Ceruledge, Fire/Ghost type
If you want to get Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you do have a few options available. The easiest way to purchase the games right now is, of course, the digital versions listed in the Nintendo Switch eShop. These will cost you $59.99 USD each.
If you prefer a physical format, you can always try to nab a copy through Amazon. Otherwise, your best option is a local game store near you.