Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are on the horizon, and fan excitement keeps escalating. The Pokemon Company has been relatively generous with new announcements made periodically detailing various elements of the upcoming Nintendo Switch game. One of the most hyped-over reveals has been two specific monsters: Armarouge and Ceruledge.
These two medieval-ish humanoid creatures are a visible step above anything else that has been shown, especially about the design. Rumors floated around until the reveal described knight-like features, but the final designs are compared to the Megaman games.
Exploring the new Pokemon Armarouge and Ceruledge
Described as a Fire Warrior Pokemon, Armarouge values honesty and fairness. It uses its massive arm cannons for battle. On that note, its yellow armor is its source of Psychic energy, allowing it to control its Fire type moves. It is available exclusively in the Scarlet version.
One of the moves it can learn, "Armor Cannon," shoots powerful, fiery projectiles from its arm armor turned into cannons to deal massive damage. However, this, in return, lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense stats during battle.
- Type: Fire/Psychic
- Height: 4'11"
- Weight: 187.4 lbs.
- Ability: Flash Fire
- Moves: Armor Cannon
Exclusively available in the Violet version, this Fire Blades Pokemon is sneakier than its fiery counterpart Armarouge. It believes in winning no matter what, even if it means resorting to underhanded means like back-attacks. It is swift, and its blade hands are equally threatening, as reflected by its Ghost type attribute.
One of the moves it learns is Bitter Blades - this channels the lingering regrets of the fallen into its blade and slashes the opponent. Additionally, the user’s HP is restored by up to half the damage taken by the target.
- Type: Fire/Ghost
- Height: 5'3"
- Weight: 136.7 lbs.
- Ability: Flash Fire
Both possess the same Ability, Flash Fire, which powers up the creature’s Fire-type moves if it is hit by one. Nothing special, but fans still seem keen on getting them on their team when Scarlet & Violet finally launches.
Many have created fantastic fan art for the two critters in anticipation of the launch of developer Game Freak's latest project.
To obtain both, players of one version must trade with a player with the opposite version. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet mark the latest entries in the long-running monster catcher series. This time, players will visit the region of Paldea to meet new trainers and creatures and see the world of Pokemon in a new light.
While the core traditional turn-based formula is not going anywhere anytime soon, new elements have been introduced in the mainline series: open-world, non-linear plotlines, new mechanics like Terastral forms, and much more. The games are scheduled to be released on November 18, 2022, for the Nintendo Switch hybrid console.