|Pokémon Rose and Violet|
|Developer|| GAME FREAK |
|Release Date||December 20, 2017|
Pokémon Rose and Pokémon Violet are the primary paired versions of Generation VIII and are set in the Herba region. The games will be released on the Nintendo 3DS. The game is set to include over 100+ brand new Pokémon, but so far only a few have been revealed.
Herba Region Pokémon
Starter Herba Pokémon
Common Herba Pokémon
Giga Moves + Gidgets
Power up Pokémon battles using Giga Moves!
What are Giga Moves?
Giga Moves are special moves that are unlocked when a certain Gidget is held. For example, when a Blaze Gidget is held, the holder with can use a strong Fire type attack. If a Defense Gidget is held, the user can put a shield boosting its defenses. Not only is there a Gidget for every type, there are many Gidgets with their own unique effects as well.
Not all Giga Moves can be used immediately. Some require charging up. Every move has an amount of needed charge before use, ranging from a ton to not at all. Every Pokémon has a hidden stat that determines how quickly their Giga Moves charge up. There are many different ways a Giga Move can be charged up, all ways are listed below:
- Being attacked or using an attack
- Having your stats changed, or changing your opponents stats
- Inflicting or receiving status
- Healing your self
- Using any item
- Auto charge from turn ending (only works for wild Pokémon)
Z-Moves, Mega Evolution, and Primal Reversion
Mega Evolving and Z-Moves return from previous Pokémon games, this time through the use of Gidgets.
When a Pokémon with a Mega Evolution holds a Mega Gidget X, or a Mega Gidget Y, the Pokémon can Mega Evolve through the use of a Giga Move. The Mega Gidget requires no charge up, but can only be used by one Pokémon per battle.
When a Pokémon holds a Z-Gidget, they can use a Z version of any move they know, without a type restriction like Z-Moves had in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon. Pokémon specific Z-Moves like Pikachu's Catastropika have their own specific Gidgets.
List of Gidgets for Giga Moves
|Basic Gidget||Normal Types|
|Blaze Gidget||Fire Types|
|Ocean Gidget||Water Types|
|Jungle Gidget||Grass Types|
|Spark Gidget||Electric Types|
|Frost Gidget||Ice Types|
|Earth Gidget||Ground Types|
|Air Gidget||Flying Types|
|Venom Gidget||Poison Types|
|Knuckle Gidget||Fighting Types|
|Brain Gidget||Psychic Types|
|Mineral Gidget||Rock Types|
|Nest Gidget||Bug Types|
|Fright Gidget||Ghost Types|
|Drake Gidget||Dragon Types|
|Evil Gidget||Dark Types|
|Metal Gidget||Steel Types|
|Magic Gidget||Fairy Types|
List of Gidgets for Mega Evolution
|Mega Gidget X||Any Pokémon with a Mega Evolution||Mega Evolves the user. If the user has both an
X and Y mega form, they become the X form.
|Mega Gidget Y||Any Pokémon with a Mega Evolution||Mega Evolves the user. If the user has both an
X and Y mega form, they become the Y form.
List of Gidgets for Z-Moves
|Z-Gidget||Any Pokémon||Allows the user to use a Z version of any
of their moves.
|Pikanium Gidget||Pikachu with Volt Tackle||Allows the user to use Catastropika|
|Aloraichium Gidget||Sparksurfing Raichu with Thunderbolt||Allows the user to use Stoked Sparksurfer|
|Eevium Gidget||Eevee with Last Resort||Allows the user to use Extreme Evoboost|
|Snorlium Gidget||Snorlax with Giga Impact||Allows the user to use Pulverizing Pancake|
|Mewnium Gidget||Mew with Psychic||Allows the use to use Genesis Supernova|
|Alolium Gidget||Decidueye with Spirit Shackle,
Primarina with Sparkling Aria,
or Incineroar with Darkest Lariat
|Allows the user to use Sinister Arrow Raid,
Oceanic Operetta, or Malicious Moonsault, depending on the Pokémon
|Tapunium Gidget||Guardian deities with Nature's Madness||Allows the user to use Guardian of Alola|
|Marshadium Gidget||Marshadow with Spectral Thief||Allows the user to use Soul-Stealing 7-Star Strike|
The player is given a special tool called the "PokéTouch" at the start of their adventure. The Pokétouch starts with very few apps, but more can be unlocked through out playing the game.
List of Apps
|Items||Lets you see your items.|
|Trainer ID||Lets you see access your trainer info.|
|Save||Lets you save the game.|
|Options||Lets you modify some of the games behaviors.|
|Pokémon||Lets you see your Pokémon party.|
|Pokédex||Lets you view info on Pokémon you've seen or captured.|
|Pokémon Refresh||Lets you interact with, and care for your Pokémon.|
|Battle||Lets you battle other nearby players or in game trainers.|
|Trade||Lets you trade Pokémon with other nearby players, or in game trainers.|
|PSS||Opens the PSS menu from Pokémon X and Y.|
|Calculator||Lets you to calculate math problems.|
|Pedometer||Keeps track of the foot steps you've taken.|
|Memo Pad||Lets you jog down notes and draw pictures.|
|Dowsing Machine||Lets you find hidden berrys and items.|
|Day Care Checker||Shows the progress of your Pokémon in the daycare.|
|Wallpaper Changer||Lets you change the background of your Pokétouch.|
|Pokémon Checker||Lets you view your Pokémon's potential (IVs)|
|Pokéchat||Lets you send and recieve messages with friends and NPCs.|