The second trailer for Pokémon Scarlett and Violet revealed new Pokémon, locations, and people – but significantly more hints about a potential gym theme. What if gyms in Pokemon Scarlett and Violet were designed after Formula 1? There’s a chance it might be MotoGP instead, but given the heavy car theme we’re seeing among the new Legendary Pokemon and in other items, there seems to be one theme or the other likely.
Game Freak isn’t shy about leaving hints about upcoming ads in its trailers. The first trailer showed, for example, four Nintendo Switch at one table that now serves as a nod to four-player co-op play. Below is our analysis of several screenshots from both the first and second trailers that lead us to believe that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet feature one of Spain’s popular motorsports. Come on, Legendary Pokemon literally has wheels protruding from their chests.
Legendary Pokemon Design
At first glance, it seems that only Miraidon, Pokemon Scarlet’s Legendary chest, appears to be related to technology. In the second trailer, we can clearly see the legs of the Miraidon jet engine in action and its digital eyes. The Mawha, which can look like scales, actually resembles carbon fiber upon closer inspection. Sure, airplanes are mostly made of carbon fibre, as are Formula 1 cars, due to their superior strength, durability, heat resistance and incredibly light weight. according to Motorsport.comUsing carbon fiber for Formula 1 cars, it was a new development in 1981 with the debut of the McLaren MP4/1. Previously, Formula 1 cars were made from the same materials as regular cars. Although it is clear that the Formula 1 cars of our world have wheels like regular cars, here the Miraidon has developed after the need for it.
But not Corydon. Scarlet’s Legendary chest looks completely normal, except for the frame sticking out of his chest. Although it doesn’t work in its current state, it’s almost unheard of for Pokemon to have different forms, even massively. Maybe Corydon and Meridon acquire new forms that make them capable of leadership. disposable? For more guesswork, we think Corydon could turn into a water “vehicle” due to its exposed hands and feet, and Meridon into an air “vehicle” of some sort. They can also just be design decorations. Regardless, they’re vehicle-related decorations.
A new type of Pokémon Center
These structures seem to replace traditional Pokemon centers, but have an accessible, fully outdoor layout with outdoor seating.
They even appear with this design inside cities (shown below), but when seen out in the open they always have a sidewalk around them. They are similar to “gas stations” and can serve as “stops” for exhausted trainers and their Pokémon.
The attendees aren’t very clear, but they each seem to include at least two individuals, one of whom appears to be a joy nurse with a cap on her pink hair. Below the counter are three distinct banners – blue, red and green. Blue can represent Poke Mart items, red can be Pokemon center, and green can be miscellaneous items. Above the service counter is a screen that is wrapped in advertisements for a variety of things, from travel to shoes and even …
An area with… Picture ads?
It’s a little hard to tell, but behind our friend, Nimona, there’s an ad on the far side of one of the stops at the Pokemon Center. Zoom in on this ad behind Pawmi for a broader view. It appears to be an advertisement for a specific brand or type of tire, with a black and yellow tread design behind the main text.
Perhaps the Qwilfish’s spell hints at the tire’s extra grip on tough terrain.
If Game Freak follows a similar framework as Pokemon Sword and Shield, there’s a good chance the proposed F1 theme will feature more prominently in Scarlet and Violet gyms. In this shot of a large castle town, the circular modern structure in the hills stands out not only because of its design, but also because of its location. F1 racing takes a lot of space. What better place to get a very large gym than in the hills near the city? The screenshot completely hides what is behind the tallest part of the building. It seems that the building itself might be small for a gym, but the size might make sense if the structure we’re seeing included the bleachers overlooking the gym track.
Even if the scarlet and purple gyms only feature Formula 1 racing with no actual races, we still have a big question: Why does this area require so much space for Pokemon fights? Sword and Shield’s Gigantamax has benefited from the height of football fields, but what mechanic would benefit from the space and speed implied by F1? There is an opportunity to use this topic only for aesthetics.
Cross flags are a distinctive symbol of racing. These are shown in the second trailer along with what appear to be other landmarks, possibly indicating gym locations, or other points of interest.
The second trailer also included the reveal of the “complete” logo design for Pokemon Scarlett and Violet. The text logos have a prominent border showing the profile of each Legendary Pokémon and four mysterious symbols. It is interesting that these emblems look like decorated license plates. Note that the panel details (the quarter wheels on the top right and left, and even the border pattern) also mimic the design of the Legendary Pokemon. While F1 cars do not have license plates, this still maintains the appearance of the car.
This topic may be completely far from reality, but why do Pokemon centers suddenly look like gas stations? Be sure to tell us your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet theories below. For info about confirmed Pokemon, head over to our confirmed List of pokemon in scarlet and violet and theirs Version differences, including the exclusive Masters Edition.
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