Gotta hand it to The Pokémon Company, they don’t shy away from lengthy, informative trailers! This week’s big Pokémon Scarlet and Violet trailer is over 14 minutes long, showing off more gameplay and revealing several new features, including picnics, the TM Machine, and a new evolution for an classic ‘mon.

The newly revealed Pokémon is Farigiraf, a new evolution of Girafarig that’s unique to the Paldea region. The Long Neck Pokémon has the Normal and Psychic type, and combines its weird Chain Chomp tail with its regular giraffe head.

Farigiraf comes equipped with one of two new abilities. Cud Chew allows it to consume an additional berry for the price of one, while Armor Tail prevents the opposing Pokémon from using extra-fast priority moves.

Picnics are a chance for trainers to rest and buff and heal their Pokémon by cleaning and feeding them. Trainers can build their own sandwiches Cooking Mama-style to arrange a plate-full of buffs, and wash them to restore their hit points.

The TM Machine is a new tool that’s found at every Pokémon Center. Replacing the previous TMs found in the wild, the TM Machine lets trainers make their own TMs by gathering resources and collecting League Points. TMs stand for Technical Machines, a weird legacy term for moves that can be taught to certain Pokémon. Using the right TMs can build powerful Pokémon.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet will release November 18 on Switch. It’s rated E for Everyone.


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