Prepare for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet with these great deals
There are plenty of Nintendo and Pokémon goodies on sale right now to tide you over until Pokémon Scarlet and Violet drop.
The 9th generation of Pokémon is soon to be upon us with the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The new games will feature a true open world for the first time in the series, in a region that appears to be based on the Iberian Peninsula – that is, Spain and Portugal.
Though you can't yet get your pre-orders in for Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, here are some other great deals to keep you or your little ones hyped up for the games' release in late 2022.
Best Pokémon game deals
Whether you grew up playing Pokémon Pearl, or want to introduce a new fan to the series, Pokémon Shining Pearl is the perfect place to start. The 151 amazing Gen 4 Pokémon can now be collected within the updated, 3D world of the newest Pokémon games.
Buy now for $48 (was $79.95)
Return to the world of Sinnoh during a bygone era. Featuring Pokémon from a variety of generations, different catching mechanics and an open world-esque Wild Zone, Legends Arceus is a breath of fresh air for the Pokémon series.
Buy now for $58 (was $79.95)
Best Nintendo deals
If you're excited to enjoy the open world gameplay that has been creeping into Pokémon games, go back to the game that inspired it all. This beloved entry in the Zelda series features breathtaking exploration, enhanced combat and over 100 shrines to battle through.
Buy now for $64 (was $89.95)
About Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
If you've been living under a Geodude, Pokémon is a game series that invites players to travel around a mystical region, while collecting and doing battle with a roster of creatures ranging from adorable to fearsome, and all with a range of types and abilities. Each generation typically consists of 2 to 3 very similar games, all with slightly altered storylines and selections of Pokémon.
The 9th Pokémon game generation promises an open world with Pokémon in the skies, seas, forests and streets. The 3 starter Pokémon have been revealed – the grass-type Sprigatito, fire-type Fuecoco and water-type Quaxly.
Aside from the addition of an open world, the game is likely to follow the same structure you know and love from previous games. That means pitting your Pokémon team against 8 powerful gym leaders, as well as a villainous organisation who will no doubt have some nefarious plans for you to thwart.
Want to pre-order some upcoming Nintendo games? See which games from the recent Nintendo Direct are available for pre-order. Also, check out Game Finder.