Farigiraf, nameless Pokémon and more revealed in Scarlet and Violet trailer

The official Pokémon YouTube channel released a new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on Thursday, detailing plot details, new gameplay elements and more about the upcoming games. This trailer formally revealed a new Pokémon called Farigiraf.

Farigiraf is a normal/psychic type and the evolved form of Johto’s Girafarig. It’s on a a whopping 10 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 352.7 pounds. It’s currently unclear how Girafarig evolves into Farigiraf, though the trailer shows it evolving after a battle with a wild Pokémon. As a result, Girafarig may simply evolve upon reaching a certain level.

Farigiraf gains access to two brand new Abilities in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The first, Cud Chew, allows him to revive his Berry after eating it. Farigiraf will then eat his Berry a second time at the end of the next turn. The second, Armor Tail, makes Farigiraf immune to enemy Pokémon’s priority moves.

Leaked Pokémon join Farigiraf

While Farigiraf was the only new Pokémon to receive a formal introduction, several others made cameo appearances in the English version of the Scarlet and Violet trailer. Remarkably, all of these Pokémon from the Japanese trailer have been edited. As a result, it is likely that their informal disclosures were unintentional.

The first set of new Pokémon appeared briefly on the game’s minimap, alongside the Galar region’s Rook Idea. This group of newcomers included a pair of white mouse Pokémon, a green parrot with a black tuft on its head, and a Pokémon that looks like a combination of a rock and a mushroom.

Another new Pokémon briefly appeared in the background of a trainer’s selfie. It appears to have antennae, suggesting it could be a Bug type. Finally, another new Pokémon appeared in the distance next to a Torkoal when a trainer infiltrated one of Team Star’s bases. This new Pokémon is likely a Fire-type, as it appeared among other Fire-types. In addition, it seems that it could be a pre-evolution of Armarouge and/or Ceruledge.

TM Machines, Picnics, Selfies and More in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Thursday’s trailer also revealed several new mechanics, including the TM Machine (or as it’s formally known, the Technical Machine Machine). This allows Trainers to create their own TMs to teach their Pokémon new moves. While these TMs are now disposable, players can create as many TMs as they want, as long as they have enough materials.

Making a TM requires two types of materials. The first kind includes: Pokémon-specific materials those wild Pokémon will fall after the trainer defeats them in battle. Trainers will also need to spend League Points to make their TMs. They gain League Points by simply progressing through the stories and can earn more by trading materials dropped by Pokémon.

Another new mechanic is the addition of picnics. During picnics, players can find Pokémon eggs, bathe their Pokémon, and make sandwiches that can provide special benefits. Such benefits include making certain types of Pokémon easier to catch and the trainer’s Pokémon gaining more experience.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are also adding an in-game photo app, allowing players to select filters and take selfies with their Pokémon. The games also include a number of customization styles for the player character’s hair and facial features.

In addition, the trailer confirmed that there will be wild Tera Pokémon. Such Pokémon glow in the overworld. When starting a battle with one of these Pokémon, it will automatically Terastallize, allowing the trainer to quickly distinguish its Tera type.

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