How to start playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early

Play it early!

If you want to start playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early, there is no real way to do it unless you live in a region that gets the game early. For example, Australia gets to play the game at 12am. However, you won't be able to play the game early unless you change your region to Australia.

How to play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet before release

You can play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet by changing your region to Australia on the Nintendo eShop. To change your region to Australia, you must open your profile and click the edit button next to the Profile tab.

Clicking edit will allow you to change your region and time zone to Australia. Next, search Nintendo eShop Australia and purchase the game while your region is set to Australia. However, we recommend creating a separate account to buy the game with a VPN set to Australia for the best results. But you won't be able to use this method to get the game unless your bank card works in Australia or with Australian currency. We also recommend you only use this method at your own risk.

Related: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Exact Release Times

How to preload Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you pre-ordered your copy of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you could start preloading the game by going into your console and starting a download for a game. Usually, the game automatically preloads a game after purchase if it is an online version. However, if you bought the game before preloading dropped, you might need to start the download manually.

For more on Pokemon Games, we at Pro Game Guides have you covered with guides like How many Legendary Pokémon will be in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (according to leaks)? and All ‘Paradox’ Pokémon & typings in Scarlet and Violet leaks.

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Howdy Folks! My name is Andrew, and I have been playing games for decades and only just started writing about them. My personal favorites are ARPGs and C&C style RTS games. I also specialize in writing guides for a lot of popular RPGs.

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