Those who are especially excited for the next generation Pokemon game thankfully will be able to get their hands on this special edition console before the new games come out.

The Pokemon Scarlet and Violet OLED Switch console will be available to purchase starting Nov. 4, 2022.

At this time, players cannot preorder the console, and it will only be available at select stores when it does launch.


    Published: 2022-08-28T17:26:00

    Updated: 2022-08-28T17:26:35

Fans desperately want older main series games to become available on the Nintendo Switch via Pokemon ports, and a fan anthology concept has players begging for a real-life version.

The Pokemon game series has launched across several platforms since its release in the late 1990s. From the original Game Boy to the Nintendo Switch, players have been able to watch the games evolve as technology has changed and improved over the decades. However, this transformation has also created availability issues when it comes to older titles in the series.

Many games have received revamps instead of Pokemon ports, Including early titles like FireRed and LeafGreen for the Game Boy Advanced and the more recent Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl for the Nintendo Switch.

Despite their age, many fans still enjoy the games and are desperate for Nintendo and Game Freak to consider Pokemon ports of the iconic older titles.

Which games have been updated via ports?

Currently, only a handful of older main-line Pokemon ports exist. This includes Pokemon Yellow, Red, Blue, Gold, Silver, and Crystal for the 3DS.

Frustratingly, these ports have not been updated to function on the Nintendo Switch, and also leave out more recent games like Diamond, Pearl, Black, White, and other mid-series games.

In a recent Twitter post, JohnstoneYT shared a concept idea for a Pokemon Anthology edition. The fan cover showcases Diamond, HeartGold, Black, and Black 2 in a port collection for the Nintendo Switch. The post reads, “Does Pokemon not realize how much money they’d make from this or what”.

Viridian adds “A dual master collection (red/blue): Red= Red, Gold, Ruby, Pearl, Black, Y, Sun Blue= Blue, Silver, Sapphire, Diamond, White, Moon. And if you beat one game let’s say pkmn red version you can unlock the next game, and it has an internal Pkmn bank that allow you to transfer…”, commenting on the potential the ports would have on a system like the Switch.

Meanwhile, Jad, adds, “This would honestly be best because I’m afraid of how the Black and White remakes will turn out after BDSP,” pointing out some of the frustrations fans have had with the recent remakes for the series.

While holding off on Pokemon ports in favor of remakes is likely more financially beneficial for developers, acting as a new installation in the series with updated graphics, many Pokemon fans love and cherish the older gameplay and pixelated worlds.

While it isn’t likely fans will get the nostalgia boost they are looking for when it comes to Pokemon ports, the concept is one Game Freak and Nintendo could seriously consider. The chance to relive iconic adventures on a modern system would make favorite past installments would be exceptionally popular, and keep each region in the series relevant without the need for remakes.


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Even more than Candy, Stardust is the currency of Pokémon Go. You need it to power up your Pokémon for Gym battles and Raids. You also need it to trade them with other players and to buy secondary charge moves. As though all that wasn’t enough, Stardust is also necessary for Purifying Shadow Pokémon. Fortunately, we here at iMore know how to earn Stardust fast, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories. A Pokémon Go Plus is sure to increase your Stardust stock!

TL;DR: How do you get Stardust in Pokémon Go fast?

If you just want to grind for Stardust similarly to grinding for XP:

  • Buy a Pokémon Go Plus (opens in new tab) and catch as many Pokémon as you can, as often as you can. Especially Weather boosted Pokémon. (And spin, spin, spin PokéStops and Gyms to keep up your supply of Poké Balls.)
  • Buy Incubators and collect and hatch as many Pokémon Eggs as you can, all the time. (And walk, walk, walk to hatch them.)
  • Feed as many Berries to as many friendly Pokémon as you can every half hour. (And spin, spin, spin PokéStops and Gyms to keep up your Berry supply.)
  • Open the maximum of 20 Gifts a day to get as much Stardust as you can from them.
  • Find and complete all the Field Research tasks that give you Stardust as a reward.
  • Make sure to use at least your Free Raid Pass to get the Stardust reward every day.
  • Use a Star Piece to get 1.5x more Star Dust whenever you’re about to grind hard-core.
  • When and if there’s a Stardust event, make the most of it. Do all the above and make sure you always have a Star Piece active to multiply your earnings.

There are a variety of ways to get Stardust in Pokémon Go:

Stardust from catches

  • 100 Stardust per base-level Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 300 Stardust per 2nd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 500 Stardust per 3rd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 600 Stardust for each Daily Catch Bonus.
  • 3000 Stardust for the 7-day Weekly Catch Bonus.

Stardust from Weather-boosted catches

  • 125 Stardust per Weather-boosted base-level Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 350 Stardust per Weather-boosted 2nd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.
  • 625 Stardust per Weather-boosted 3rd-evolution Pokémon caught in the wild.

Stardust from hatches

  • 400-800 Stardust per KM Egg hatched.
  • 800-1600 Stardust per 5 KM Egg hatched.
  • 1600-3200 Stardust per 10 KM Egg hatched.

Stardust from Gyms

  • 20 Stardust per Berry fed to a friendly Pokémon on a Gym.
  • 500 Stardust per Raid Boss beaten.

Stardust from Research

  • 100-4000 Stardust for completing certain Field Research tasks
  • 2000 Stardust for completing seven days of Field Research (Breakthrough)
  • 2000-10,000 Stardust for completing Special Research tasks (e.g. Mew quest)

Stardust from Gifts

  • 0-300 per Gift opened (in lots of 100)

Stardust from Events

Whether on Community Day or during a themed event or even as a reward for global achievements, Pokemon Go often boosts the amount of Stardust players can earn for limited times. Setting aside extra time to play during these limited events can earn you loads of Stardust.

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans find themselves in a weird predicament because of how little is known about Gen 9 games three months ahead of release.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are coming in less than three months, and even though there have been multiple alleged leaks and rumors appearing online over the past few months, only four trailers have been officially released. In these four trailers, only a total of 12 new Pokemon were announced as part of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, which is quite underwhelming compared to past titles, such as Pokemon Sun and Moon. Gen 7 might be on the opposite side of the spectrum when it comes to reveals because The Pokemon Company advertised all the major features and many new critters coming with Pokemon Sun and Moon way before the games were actually released.


Right now, Pokemon fans can’t make an informed decision about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet‘s pre-orders due to how little is known about Gen 9, particularly so when it comes to new pocket monster species and version-exclusive critters. This would be a quite concerning precedent to set for future games, and the information now available is even more scarce compared to what was revealed about Pokemon Sword and Shield or Pokemon Legends: Arceus before release. The fact that only 12 Gen 9 Pokemon are currently known is even weirder now that a known, reliable leaker stated that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will feature 105 new monsters, excluding regional forms.

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The Pokemon series has made its mark across almost every Nintendo console from the Game Boy to the 3DS, and the Nintendo Switch is no different. The system has a range of main series titles and spin-off games for you to sink your teeth into, so when it comes to the Switch, you’re never really left wanting when it comes to Pokemon content.

Related: The File Size Of Every Core Pokemon Game

However, with such choice available to you, there also comes the question of which games are worth your time. Whether you’re a seasoned Pokemon trainer or entering the fray of Pokemon battles for the very first time, deciding which game to dive into next can be difficult, and it also depends on whether you’re searching for the classic Pokemon adventure, or something a little different in the wide and wonderful world of Pokemon. While there are more Pokemon titles available on Nintendo Switch Online, we’re sticking to official releases for this one.


10 Pokken Tournament DX

The first-ever Pokemon title on the switch, Pokken Tournament DX takes inspiration from the Tekken series (if you couldn’t already guess by the name) and is an arcade-style fighting game. Though it was a port of a Wii U title, the Switch version added a few more Pokemon that you could fight as, including Darkrai and Scizor.

The Switch version didn’t add much else though, other than the slightly crisper graphics, and the fact that you could play the game anywhere without having to lug the heavy Wii U gamepad around.

9 Pokemon Quest

Move over pixel sprites and 3D models — Pokemon are cubed now. In Pokemon Quest, you can explore Tumblecube Island, where your main goal is to search for loot. Go back to your base camp to use your loot and cook up dishes to attract new Pokemon for your expedition team.

Plus, you can even decorate your base camp if you want to, and who doesn’t love a bit of personalization? Cute, fun and rewarding, Pokemon Quest is a laid-back game that you can return to whenever you want a little Pokemon in your life.

8 Pokemon Cafe ReMix

Originally called Pokemon Cafe Mix, this game allows you to run a cafe where you can serve treats to Pokemon. You can even hire…


Swirl Cafe, a new cafe concept with a twist, has just opened in Edmonton.

Not only does this space serve up espresso-style coffee drinks and ice cream cones, but also deals in all things Pokemon.

Aiming to “provide a one-stop shop for anything Pokemon-related,” this will be a haven for buying products, grabbing a drink, and, hopefully, getting a game going with friends.

The cafe menu offers customized ice cream, milkshakes, espresso-based drinks, Italian sodas, cold brew, and various light food items to snack on.

Single cards, sealed, and custom pack Pokemon cards are for sale on the shelves, but you’re also encouraged to bring your own collection in for any of the themed nights to compete, trade, and more.

Weekly events like gym leader challenges, armoury drafts, and dedicated league nights are all options for aspiring Pokemon trainers.

Stickers, pins, cases, binders, and more can also be purchased here, making it truly a one-stop shop for all of your Pokemon needs.

Grab your collection and your poke ball and visit this unique new cafe and see what it’s all about — if you want to be the very best like no one has before, that is.

Swirl Cafe

Address: 6825 177th Street NW, Edmonton



Event, location and date Forms Spelled word(s) Shiny Pokémon GO Fest 2017
Grant Park, Chicago, United States
July 22nd, 2017 Chicago Pokémon GO Safari Zone Europe: Unusual Sightings
Various selected European cities
August 4th – 21st, 2017 Europe Pokémon GO Park
Yokohama, Japan
August 9th – 15th, 2017 Yokohama Pokémon World Championships 2017
Anaheim, California, USA
August 18th – 20th, 2017 Worlds Pokémon GO Safari Zone Europe: Germany, France and Spain
September 16th, 2017 Safari Safari Zone in Europe: Denmark and Czech Republic
October 7th, 2017 Safari Zone in Europe: Sweden and The Netherlands
October 14th, 2017 TwitchCon in Long Beach, California, USA [2]
October 20th – 22nd, 2017


Pokémon GO Week in Korea 2017
November 10th – 12th, 2017 Seoul Pokémon GO Safari Zone Japan
November 24th – 26th, 2017