Pokémon Scarlet and Violet continue the tradition of teasing the next generation of games. An easter egg set within the region of Paldea teases a new world inspired by Greece. It’s always fascinating to see where the series will be taken to next and a Greek-inspired region would be an interesting addition.
While it’s too early to tell if this tease has any merit, previous instalments have teased generations in this exact way. Now that we’ve seen Pokémon pay tribute to Spain, Hawaii, and Great Britain, we’re curious to see what Game Freak will do with Greece.
Right now, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are still the mainline games Game Freak is focused on. Hopefully, the developers get to fix the current technical issues plaguing both games and they don’t repeat the same mistakes for Gen 10.
On the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet subreddit, a fan posted about a painting that fans can encounter. The painting supposedly depicts a beautiful town “in a different region,” with many commenting that Greece is a clear inspiration. Some also think that Italy is a possibility.
Since the painting is hard to decipher, there’s also a chance that this is a previous region, though that’s doubtful. Anytime a Pokémon game mentions a previous region, it’s always done by name. With these games always leaving teases for what’s next, this is likely what the painting is doing.
Previous rumours claimed that the tenth generation of Pokémon games would be set in an Australia-inspired region. If that’s true, Bug Trainer Joey would be incredibly OP!
Currently, fans are waiting for the next major update to hit Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The Pokémon Company confirmed that update 1.2.0 will be hitting Nintendo Switch sometime in February. Though we don’t expect every major issue to be fixed, we hope most of the bugs are squashed.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are now available on Nintendo Switch, with various raids and Mystery Gifts available for players. Despite all of the technical issues plaguing them, our team thought they were fun games and put them in Stealth’s honorable mentions of 2022.