Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Release Time

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Release Time
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

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17th Nov 2022 16:18

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet release time is fast approaching, with the release date firmly in sight. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are taking the mainline series in a new direction, with a more open-world style of design. The release time is thankfully not overly complicated but it is not exactly the same in every region. Here is everything you need to know about the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet release time.

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Release Time: UK And Europe

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be launching at the same time in all regions across Europe, but it will not be a simultaneous release. This is because the game is launching at midnight on the 18th of November in all regions, so time differences will mean an "earlier" launch in different time zones.

You may be tempted to start travelling east in order to get your hands on the game early, and unfortunately, that might be your best bet. Changing the region on your console is not enough to fool the system and let you play early, you need to have a Nintendo account from a region that is past midnight on the 18th to get around it.

Setting up an account in another region, and using it to buy the game is a lot of work to gain a few hours, so you are probably better off waiting like the rest of us.

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Release Time: North America

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The North American release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a little different to everywhere else. The U.S. and Canada are big countries, particularly in the lateral sense. The time difference between the east coast and the west coast is a full three hours, a fact that is beneficial to west coast Pokemon fans.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are getting a simultaneous release across North America. It will launch at midnight on November 18th on the east coast, while also launching at 9 PM on November 17th on the west coast. Although everyone in North America is getting the game at the same time, for those out west it will happen earlier in the night.

That is it for the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet release time. For more on the game, check out our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Terastral Pokemon guide.

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