Are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet open world?

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August 3, 2022: We got a new look at the open world in today's Pokémon Presents.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, developed by Game Freak, are the next games in the Pokémon series. Announced in the Febraury Pokémon presentation, the new duo of games will take you to a new Region, and will be available in late 2022. But are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet open world games? It sure looks that way. Here's what we know.

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So far, we have been given brief glimpses of the region that the games are set in. From bustling town centres to a variety of wild environments, there seem to be plenty of places to find Pokémon.

For more on the new generation of Pokémon, check out the links at the bottom of this page. For what's going on in the games you can play now, our Pokémon Masters tier list is worth a shoutout.

Are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet open world?

Yes, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are open-world Pokémon games. The reveal trailer certainly teased it with sprawling areas, but it wasn't until the very end that it was confirmed by a final bit of on-screen text. Afterward, the official trailer description added a sliver of text which read "Welcome to the open world of Pokémon." Exciting!

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The official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet website goes a little further in saying "Towns blend seamlessly into the wilderness with no borders", which gives a hint as to how big the Paldea Region is, and how much you'll be able to explore - presumably without loading screens.

So far, we know that you'll be able to find Pokémon almost everywhere in the Region, including up in the sky and out at sea! In the latest trailer below, we are given a further look at different areas, including the ice-themed Gym, and locations of other events.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet have already created a lot of excitement since they have been announced. Check out our announcement article to learn more about the game's announcement, and fan reactions to the trailer. Take a look at our starter Pokémon guide to learn more about your first potential partners in the new Region.