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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Leak Days Before Release

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are the latest games to leak through retail causing massive spoilers to spread online. Usually, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company keep new Pokemon games under lock and key ahead of their launch. Even media review copies are received under extremely strict guidelines with legal contracts preventing outlets from sharing images and information regarding certain Pokemon in the games. However, just like God of War Ragnarok, retailers in certain parts of the world accidently sold the new Pokemon games before launch.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is set to launch on 18 November. A retailer in Spain sold the game to one user 11 days earlier than it was allowed to. It has now resulted in various leaks spreading online. These leaks include screenshots of unannounced Pokemon species and even gameplay clips.

One of the bigger leaks to come out of the game so far include images of two new Pokemon in the game as well as multiple screenshots of the starter Fuecoco and its evolutions. The user created a Twitter account called Presidentlilna1 just to share spoiler images from the upcoming game. The account has since been taken offline.

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Thankfully, at the moment it looks like there are only two sources where these leaks are coming from. Both stem from the same region. Both users are also playing the game on the Nintendo Switch OLED console meaning they can’t extract the Nintendo Switch ROM and upload it online.

Nintendo stopped this exploit on the newer console model to prevent piracy. The bad news is that there’ll likely be more leaks ahead of the launch next week. I won’t be surprised if more retailers jump on board and also start selling the game early because what’s a release date these days anyway?

Nintendo is expected to release a full Pokémon Scarlet & Violet gameplay trailer later today. In the meantime, catch up on the latest trailer below.

Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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