Gym battles return in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as one of 3 different stories to choose from

Back to the Gym.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are bringing new content for franchise fans, and the most important is an open-world experience. In this role-playing adventure, you'll explore the Paldea region freely and have three main stories to grapple with. Although all main stories are not explained yet, we know that gym battles will return in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet as one of 3 different stories to choose from.

Announced during the August 3 Pokémon Presents, there will be eight Gyms around the Paldea region for you to prove your skills. There you'll meet important characters, and the most important of them are Gym leaders. One of them is Grusha, described as an "ice-type Gym leader." You'll have to hone your skills to get the Champion title. As Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are open-world adventure games, you can choose in which order you will visit each Gym.

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Information on the other two stories is still vague, but it will require you to travel across the Paldea region. You can play these stories in no particular order, which underlines the freedom you'll have in these role-playing games. Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will be released on November 18, 2022, on Nintendo Switch.

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out Pokémon Scarlet and Violet - Terastal Pokémon, Explained and What are Tera Types in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet on Pro Game Guides.

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