Today’s Pokémon Presents gave us more information about how the gym system works in the Pokémon games.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have been tested and found to be effective. Taking on some of the region’s toughest trainers as a student at an academy is just part of your schoolwork. Intensely difficult but fair.
The school you attend will depend on which edition of the game you own (Violet). You’ll be going on a “treasure hunt” around Paldea as part of your schoolwork. Unlike the gym challenges, the treasure hunt has three alternative tales. Other than the time-honored custom of knocking down the gym leaders, expect a lot more wide-ranging content in the future. Victory Road is at the end of the road, and there are still eight leaders ahead of you in the race. Grusha, the leader of the Glaseado Gym, was also shown in the trailer, which featured the new Cetitan.
An official Pokémon Twitter account had already posted that the trailer would support their claims, which were corroborated by the film. If you want to remove gym leaders at a given time, you don’t have to stomp on them in a specific order. Allowing players the freedom to take on gyms in any way they see fit is a refreshing change from the series’ usual structure. There were times when picking Charmander was the “difficult mode” of Kanto games because fire was terrible against the rock and water gyms, as well as the electric one. Chikorita-pickers in the Johto championships have the same issue. With Scarlet and Violet’s gym structure, all beginning Pokémon are finally on an equal footing, and that’s something I’m all for.
In the past, Pokémon has also experimented with different types of gyms. In Pokémon Sun and Moon, the series replaced the gyms with “trials,” which required players to solve puzzles rather than face off against the series’ top players (or battling the trainers who are working at the gym). In contrast to Scarlet and Violet’s previous work, the storyline in this installment was much more straightforward.