A new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet leak has some Pokemon fans looking forward to the pair of Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Nintendo Switch OLED games unhappy. The last few weeks leaks have flooded the Internet about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Many of these leaks have players excited for the pair of games, but one of the latest has actually left some fans confused and upset. The leak in question involves the game's gyms and level scaling.
Over on Twitter, Centro Leaks relays word that it has been "reaffirmed" that gyms don't have level scaling, but can be done in any order. In other words, every gym features Pokemon with set levels, and you can tackle these gyms in any order. This means, hypothetically, you could take on the "ninth" gym first and the "first" gym last. Why you would do this, is unclear, but if players want to stray from the path the game nudges players towards they can.
Why Game Freak has decided to go this route, the leak doesn't say. And of course, it's worth pointing out that this is a leak, aka its not official information. Further, even if it's accurate, it could be dated, as the "leaked" version of the game that has provided so many leaks is an early version of the game, which means none of it is final.
"Reaffirmed the gyms don't have level scaling, but can be done in any order". How? What's the point if they said we could fight in gyms again? With this logic, the only gym that we will repeat will be the one with the highest level.— Nihilista en el tejado (@thelastsilly) July 22, 2022
Why is level scaling not a thing isn’t that like a basic part of open world games— Cocoa (@Cocoa_butter3) July 22, 2022
God that gym thing is so stupid. What’s the point of doing them in any order if they don’t scale accordingly. So you can grind up to defeat the highest level one first and then cheese the rest?— DSDark11 (@DSDark11) July 22, 2022
"Reaffirmed the gyms don't have level scaling, but can be done in any order." If this is true it will be the most useless feature.— Seweryn Kloska (@Dante2209336424) July 22, 2022
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are poised to release on November 18. When they release, each will cost $60 a pop and be available via the Switch and the Switch only. Below, you can read more about the pair of exclusives:
"The newest chapters in the Pokemon series, the Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet games, are coming to the Nintendo Switch system later this year," reads an official blurb about the game. "As the main character, you can explore a wide-open world at your own pace, and can encounter the Legendary Pokemon Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Miraidon in Pokemon Violet. In these games, you'll be able to enjoy the iconic adventures of the Pokemon series, like battling against wild Pokemon and trying to catch them! Choose either Sprigatito, the Grass Cat Pokemon, Fuecoco, the Fire Croc Pokemon, or Quaxly, the Duckling Pokemon to be your first partner Pokemon before setting off on your journey through this new region."