A futuristic gear Pokemon stares menacingly across the desert.

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I am convinced that there is no force in the universe that moves faster than that Pokemon leakers. Moving into release week for us Pokémon Scarlet and Violetthose who managed to get their hands on an early copy of the game are posting screenshots and gameplay information on social media.

The entire Pokédex is out

Although we don’t have all the in-game sprites, leakers claims to have posted the entire Pokédex on Twitter. Be careful – there are a lot of fake Pokémon around, so take every picture with a grain of salt.

Paradox Pokemon

Nintendo previously showed off Great Tusk and Iron Treads in a trailer. Last week, the publisher explained that these mysterious Pokemon are rare creatures from the undiscovered areas of Paldea. Leakers called them “Paradox Pokemon,” and there is shown some seem prehistoric, others more futuristic. But this is not only an aesthetic difference. If the leaks are reliable, Paradox Pokémon is different elementary writings and skills than their normal counterparts. There’s good news for shiny hunters out there: It might be a special Pokémon encountered in their bright forms like other monsters in the wild.

Paradox Pokemon include Donphan, Volcarona, Amoonguss, Jigglypuff, Misdreveus, Magneton, Salamence, Gardevoir, Hariyama, Delibird, Hydreigon, and Tyranitar.

Bisharp will hit the competition hard

The competitive scene is shaking in its boots. The next generation will include new evolutions for old Pokémon, which have awesome gameplay effects. Bisharp getting a new evolution means he can now efficient Use Eviolite, a stored item that greatly increases a Pokemon’s undeveloped attack abilities. The fans there is shook it in its new place in the meta, because Bisharp was already quite competitive. RIP to anyone still thinking of running Gengar. Stay safe out there.

The legendary trio is a legendary quartet

This isn’t the first time Pokemon has had four sub-legends. This honor belongs to the musketeers of the Unova region. But it’s unusual enough to cause a stir. This is also claimed by the leakers four of them will have a signature attack that halves their opponents’ HP (like Super Fang or Nature’s Frenzy).

None of the names have been leaked yet, but I’m in no rush to know them. These are some of the worst designs I’ve seen since Ultra Beasts, so I’ll probably box them later, keeping them out of story obligation.

You can bring Hisuian Pokemon to Paldea

You can use Pokémon Home to transfer Pokémon Legends: Arceus exclusives to your new adventure. White Zoroark will watch so that It’s good in this game without the ass textures.

Flying Pokémon are now destroyed

According to to a prominent one Red and Violet oozing, flying Pokémon no longer fly awkwardly in battle. As long as they don’t stand on a surface like water, they will stay on the ground.

You can’t reload for shiny starts

This is one of those leaks that doesn’t have video verification, but it’s too important to get off the list. Leakers there is he tweeted that you can’t get a shiny Pokémon when you choose a starter. They were probably locked to prevent dedicated fans from reloading until they got the game. Instead of turning your switch on and off, you’ll have to obtain them the “legal” way by breeding hundreds of eggs until the RNG decides in your favor. Um, maybe that has some pretty unfortunate ethical implications?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will be released on November 18.

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