How To Play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Early (2022)

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the latest games in the widely popular Pokemon games franchise. Being the 9th generation of Pokemon games, the hype surrounding them is immense. The switch to an open world RPG setting alongside the four player multiplayer means both veterans/big fans and casual gamers alike will be looking to get their hands on this game as early as possible.

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Where there is no official way to play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early, there is a simple tweak that will allow gamers to get their hands on the game before release day. In this guide we will cover how to play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early.

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Step by Step How To Play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Early

In order to play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early, fans will have to create a separate Nintendo account with the Australia or New Zealand region. Below are all the steps required to play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early:

  1. To begin with, create a new account in your Nintendo Switch, with the region set to Australia or New Zealand (Japan and Hong Kong will also have access to the game early)
  2. Log into the Nintendo Eshop.
  3. Link both the new account and your primary account, this can be done from system settings.
  4. Purchase Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in the new account.

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This is all you have to do to play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early. You can check the release timings for these regions above. While the difference is not a lot, over a day can be saved when purchasing from the above mentioned stores which can be substantial for those who cannot wait to start their playthrough of the game.

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This concludes how to play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet early. We hope you found this article useful and may you have a great time playing the game. 

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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

  • Release Date: November 18, 2022
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
  • Genre(s): RPG
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