As first spotted by the folk over at VGC, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet spoilers are currently doing the rounds, over a week prior to the game’s release.
The Pokémon Company is particularly strict when it comes to protecting its games from being leaked far and wide, not wishing for the experience to be spoilt for any player. That said, someone seems to always find a way to do just that.
In just January of this year, Pokemon Legends: Arceus was released. Yet, the game found itself in the hands of multiple players prematurely via piracy, and various streams and content regarding the game were out there long before the game officially released. While nobody has started to stream Pokémon Scarlet & Violet early, it’s sadly no exception when it comes to leaks.
According to VGC, screenshots from the unreleased game started to circulate on social media at approximately 1am GMT, November 8. YouTuber Austin John Plays was among one of the first to notice, quickly uploading a PSA for their subscribers, warning them to steer clear of social media if they want to avoid spoilers.
It appears that many of the leaked screenshots come from a Spanish-speaker, with the on-screen dialogue being in Spanish. Since the initial leaks, plenty of other social media users have gone ahead and reshared the images, as they do. The screenshots reportedly show currently unrevealed Pokémon, ruining the surprise of new ‘mons for many.
With over a week to go before the game releases, it seems as though avoiding these Pokémon Scarlet & Violet spoilers may prove to be quite the task. It’s a good thing that Twitter isn’t exactly worth going on at the moment, at least.
In the meantime, if you want a spoiler-free insight on what to expect from the upcoming game, check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet preview, and new, officially revealed ‘mon, Gimminghoul!