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Prepare for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet with these great deals

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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

40% off <em>Pokémon Shining Pearl</em> on Amazon
40% off Pokémon Shining Pearl on Amazon

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)

$21.95 off <em>Pokémon Legends Arceus</em> on Amazon
$21.95 off Pokémon Legends Arceus on Amazon

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)

20% off <em>Pokémon Shield</em> on Amazon
20% off Pokémon Shield on Amazon

Return to Generation 8 for one of the most innovative Pokémon games ever. Enter the Britain-inspired Galar region, featuring Galarian forms of your favourite Pokémon, and exciting new mechanics like Dynamax and Gigantamax.

Buy now for $64 (was $79.95)

Best Nintendo deals

$40.95 off Nintendo Switch OLED Model on Amazon
$40.95 off Nintendo Switch OLED Model on Amazon

See your favourite Nintendo games like never before thanks to this game-changing display technology. With a 7-inch screen and enhanced audio design, this is the Switch as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Buy now for $499 (was $539.95)

21% off 2x Switch Joy-Con Controllers on Amazon
21% off 2x Switch Joy-Con Controllers on Amazon

If you're buying a Nintendo Switch for your family, don't have anyone feeling left out and grab some extra controllers so everyone can enjoy games like Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart 8.

Buy now for $95 (was $119.95)

29% off <em>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the World</em> on Amazon
29% off The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the World on Amazon

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)

24% off <em>Super Smash Bros Ultimate</em> on Amazon
24% off Super Smash Bros Ultimate on Amazon

The ultimate party game, Super Smash Bros pits your favourite Nintendo characters against each other in a unique fighting game. Ultimate features a whopping 66 fighters, and you can get it for over $20 off.

Buy now for $68 (was $89.95)

15% off <em>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</em> on Amazon
15% off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Amazon

This is the game Nintendo addicts can never put down. Nintendo recently announced DLC with 48 new tracks to keep the game fresh and exciting. Secure your discounted copy before the first new tracks drop on 18 March.

Buy now for $68 (was $79.95)

About Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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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.

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