Pokémon Violet and Scarlet introduce a brand new region, characters, and of course, Pokémon to the series. A whole new adventure awaits Pokémon fans in the first truly open-world Pokémon title. With a new entry, there is speculation and questions that fans have. One question you may be wondering about is whether there is time travel in Pokémon Violet and Scarlet and how it works.
Does Pokémon Violet and Scarlet have time travel?
Since Pokémon Violet and Scarlet's initial reveal, there has been a definite theme of time—in particular, past vs. future. This is seen in both the legendary Pokémon design and the professors' design featuring a prehistoric and futuristic look. This has led many players to assume that there will be time travel in Pokémon Violet and Scarlet.
But it may not be what players think. According to well-known Pokémon leaker Centro LEAKS, players will not be able to time travel, but Pokémon will be able to. This certainly fits with the theme of the box art legendaries, Koraidon and Miraidon, who feature designs that align with a past and future aesthetic. The design and names support the idea of time travel, but it is just a matter of who is doing the time travel.
Still, this information comes from a leak and cannot be completely trusted as it is mere speculation. Until official news is released, it is unknown if there is actually time travel in Pokémon Violet and Scarlet. It would be a unique feature to the series and bring some fresh mechanics to the title if true.
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