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Every new Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet: New starters & Paldean Wooper revealed

Here’s a look at every new Pokemon confirmed to appear in Scarlet & Violet so far including starters and Legendary Pokemon .

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will introduce several new Pokemon to fans of the franchise. Thanks to trailers, players already got their first look at what to expect from the Paldea region, so here’s every new Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet so far.

A new generation of Pokemon will make their way to the Nintendo Switch with the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Expectations are high for this innovative open-world experience, but despite gameplay improvements, all eyes will be on Scarlet and Violet’s new Pokemon prior to release.

The hype surrounding generation nine is beginning to build as the Pokemon Company have revealed a few of Scarlet and Violet’s new Pokemon through reveal trailers. As with most new entries, it’s also safe to expect some new Paldean variant Pokemon from previous generations.

So far, eleven new Pokemon have been confirmed for Scarlet and Violet so let’s take a look at what to expect.

Fuecoco

Fuecoco Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Fire
  • Ability: Blaze

Traditionally, Fire-type starter Pokemon are some of the most popular new introductions of a new title and Fuecoco has big shoes to fill. This crocodile-like Pokemon will look to emulate the popularity of the original Fire-type starter Charizard.

Quaxly

Quaxly Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Water
  • Ability: Torrent

Quaxly is Scarlet and Violet’s Water-type starter and while it’s clearly adorable, it’s said to have a tidy and proper nature. Quaxly is a duckling Pokemon therefore it could possibly take on a Water/Flying dual-type as it evolves.

Sprigatito

Sprigatito Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Grass
  • Ability: Overgrow

Sprigatito is constantly attempting to capture its trainer’s attention and its fur is said to be as fluffy as can be. It remains to be seen if Sprigatito will evolve into a ferocious feline or maintain its cute and cuddly demeanor.

Lechonk

Lechonk Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Normal
  • Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony

Lechonk’s adorable attitude and look took the Pokemon world by storm when it was revealed in the second Scarlet and Violet trailer. Normal types don’t usually cause the most excitement among players, so it was nice to see Lechonk earn some time in the spotlight.

Smoliv

Smoliv Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Grass / Normal
  • Ability: Early Bird

Smoliv is one of two dual-type Pokemon to be revealed for Scarlet & Violet so far. The olive Pokemon is the second ever to boast a Grass and Normal typing following the Deerling and Sawsbuck line in Pokemon Black and White.

Pawmi

Pawmi Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Electric
  • Ability: Static / Natural Cure

Pawmi has some Pikachu-sized shoes to fill as an electric mouse Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. Although they don’t boast the same recognizable color, Pawmi and Pikachu both store electricity in their cheek pouches.

Fidough

Fidough Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Fairy
  • Ability: Own Tempo

On paper, a Fairy-type puppy Pokemon sounds like it would just about be the cutest new Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. Luckily, Fidough doesn’t disappoint as it cranks up the cuteness to eleven. Players will have to wait and see if its evolutions maintain their initial charm.

Cetitan

Cetitan Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Ice
  • Ability: Thick Fat / Slush Rush

Cetitan certainly boasts an interesting design as the Paldea region’s resident Ice-type. It seems Cetitan will be found in snowy areas as a winter whale Pokemon. Both Thick Fat and Slush Rush are fantastic abilities making any Cetitan you catch a powerful ally.

Paldean Wooper

Paldean Wooper Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
  • Type: Poison / Ground
  • Ability: Poison Point / Water Absorb

This new and improved version of Wooper is the very first Paldean variant to be revealed. Paldean Wooper swaps its Water / Ground typing for a Poison / Ground typing. Paldean Wooper eliminates its weakness to Grass-type moves, and thanks to the Water Absorb ability it could potentially negate its new weakness to Water-type moves.

Keep an eye out for any information concerning Paldean Quagsire prior to release, as it’s sure to be a menacing Pokemon.

Koraidon & Miraidon

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Koraidon Miraidon

Little is known of Koraidon and Miraidon other than the fact that they are the game’s version-exclusive Legendary Pokemon. Koraidon is the traditional figure attached to Scarlet, while Miraidon offers Violet players a modern look. Scarlet and Violet’s game mascots sure do look frightening and it’s no surprise that they’ll have the in-game stats to prove their rarity.


As more information concerning new Pokemon is revealed prior to Scarlet and Violet’s November 18 release date, we’ll continue to update this article. Perhaps the next reveal will include new evolutions for fan-favorite Pokemon, which always seems to get players excited.

For more Pokemon content, you can check out our guide to beating Giovanni in Pokemon Go.

Image Credit: Game Freak / The Pokemon Company

Apex Legends

Apex Legends players call for devs to make Firing Range change after Season 14 update

Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to fix the Firing Range after the Season 14 update changed the way players die.

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Apex Legends players have noticed a difference in the Firing Range after the Season 14 update, and now they are calling for the devs to make a change.

Apex Legends players are still getting used to the changes in Season 14, as there have been both drastic updates to existing content and new introductions such as Vantage and the Laser Sight attachment.

With that said, players have already found great ways to utilize Vantage and also discovered how strong character buffs are, including Mad Maggie and Newcastle‘s.

However, like any new update, Season 14 has brought some pretty crazy glitches, and players have also found an unwanted change in the Firing Range that they’re now calling for the devs to revert.

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Players often use the Firing Range to practice and 1v1 others, but the removal of the Self-Revive has caused these interactions to be much slower and less enjoyable.

Prior to the Self-Revive’s removal, players would 1v1 with a Gold Knockdown Shield so that if they went down, they could easily get back up or switch characters to gain health and retain their loadout.

This prevented the effort of having to respawn and collect your loadout again, allowing players to 1v1 efficiently. Unfortunately, as Skeptation has highlighted, the removal of Self-Revive means this is no longer possible.

Now, Skeptation and others who agree in the comments are calling for the devs to “change this so players get downed not full killed with friendly fire on.”

While it’s not a major issue, it is clearly something the fans want and may have actually been something that the devs didn’t consider when they took the Self-Revive out of the game.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but for now, check out how Apex Legends has reached new heights in Season 14.

Image Credits: Respawn Entertainment

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FIFA 22

FIFA 23: Release date, crossplay, new features, more

FIFA 23 is right around the corner, and EA have prepared a ton of new content for players to enjoy so here’s everything you need to know.

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FIFA 23 release date is fast approaching, and football fans are eager to discover what EA has in store for them this year. Here’s everything you need to know about FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 will be EA Sports’ final football game with the FIFA branding as they get set to introduce EA Sports FC to the world next year.

Therefore, expectations for FIFA 23 are high and after EA showcased the new features and additions that await players across Career Mode, Ultimate Team, and Pro Clubs, there’s clearly a look to look forward to.

We’ll break down every new feature coming to FIFA 23 as well as the official release date, to best prepare you for an expansive final chapter.

Jack Grealish FIFA 23

Will FIFA 23 have crossplay?

FIFA 23 will have a crossplay feature for certain modes at launch. Crossplay in FIFA 23 will be limited to 1vs1 modes when the game releases. This will mainly impact Ultimate Team gameplay as players on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC will face each other. Meanwhile, PS4 and Xbox One users will also match up against each other

This also means that a massive amount of players will be sharing one FUT market in FIFA. To find out more about changes to the market, you can read our article explaining how the Ultimate Team market will function in FIFA 23.

Unfortunately, EA confirmed that there would be no crossplay feature for the Pro Clubs mode. This infuriated players, and after a ton of backlash from the FIFA community, EA hinted that the feature could make its way to Pro Clubs post-launch.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team new features

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team fans are in for some major changes. For starters, position modifiers as we know them will be removed from the game.

Instead, players will have secondary positions that mirror their real-life position changes. For example, Kyler Walker would be able to operate on full chemistry at RB or CB.

FIFA 23 Ultimate Team squad chemistry

Another major change set to hit the Ultimate Team mode is FIFA 23’s brand-new chemistry system. Chemistry lines across your squad are a thing of the past in FIFA 23. You’ll know have more freedom to build your squad with a less restrictive chemistry system.

This system will factor in nations, leagues, and clubs across the entire pitch in order to give players a chemistry rating between 0-3. Proximity is no longer a factor as Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold produce chemistry from RB to LB.

Check out our guide on Ultimate Team’s new game mode called FUT Moments for a look at what to expect in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 World Cup modes

The World Cup mode added to FIFA 18 was a massive hit among players, and the community has been urging EA to revisit the feature for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

While we currently don’t know how many game modes will feature World Cup content, EA did confirm that there will be some involvement via the Ultimate Team mode.

It’s understood that both the men’s and women’s versions of the World Cup will be celebrated in FIFA 23, but we’ll have to wait and see what they have in store for players.

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Given that the men’s tournament takes place in the winter of 2022 this time around, and the women’s edition is in the summer of 2023, EA would have plenty of time to give both footballing festivals the proper treatment.

FIFA 23 new & removed clubs

Due to licensing agreements, it’s not unusual to see clubs and leagues join and depart the FIFA franchise with every new release. Lately, certain Serie A licenses have been difficult to come by with notable clubs Juventus, Lazio, and Atalanta missing from the game.

EA confirmed that Juventus will be returning to FIFA this year in full capacity, with Claudio Marchisio leading the charge as a FUT Hero item available to Ultimate Team players.

While one partnership seems to be reignited, another one is set to end in FIFA 23 as reports claim that the J-League will be removed from the game. If reports are true, this would mark the end of a 6-year partnership between the Japanese League and EA Sports.

Mbappe with FIFA 23 and J-League logo

With a ton of different licenses to take note of, it could be difficult to keep track of which teams, leagues, and stadiums will be involved in FIFA 23, but we’ve made a guide to help you out.

FIFA 23 gameplay changes

In addition to changes to the Pro Clubs and Career Mode offerings in FIFA 23, EA were also excited to announce several gameplay changes. These changes are meant to freshen up the way the game feels on the pitch.

For starters, set pieces have undergone an overhaul in FIFA 23, with penalties receiving a simplified mechanic. Set pieces also include free kicks and corners, which you’ll have to learn how to master once more this year.

One of the most entertaining ways to flex your FIFA prowess is through skill moves, and in FIFA 23 there will be more to master than ever before. You can check out our guide to discover all of the gameplay changes being introduced in FIFA 23.


For more on the FIFA series, be sure to check out our guide on how to pre-order FIFA 23 with editions available, prices, & bonuses.

Image credits: EA Sports

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Apex Legends

Apex Legends players claim Mad Maggie “too good not to use” after major Season 14 buffs

Mad Maggie received a major buff in Apex Legends Season 14, and players claim that the Legend is now a must-pick.

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Mad Maggie has never been the most popular character in Apex Legends, but thanks to a major buff in the Season 14 update, players claim she’s “too good not to be used.”

Apex Legends Season 14 is here, bringing a new version of Kings Canyon, major weapon buffs and nerfs, and of course, a new Legend — Vantage. That’s not all though, as existing Legends have been tweaked, and Mad Maggie was on the receiving end of a powerful buff.

Now, with her improved Wrecking Ball ability, her popularity is steadily rising, as she becomes a direct counter to the ever-popular Gibraltar.

Apex Legends Season 14 gave Maggie’s Wrecking Ball a major buff, where it will now deal damage to several placeable objects such as the Black market, Castle Walls, and Gas Barrels. But the biggest takeaway is that “it will also destroy Gibraltar’s Dome of Protection.”

Gibraltar is considered a crutch Legend in competitive thanks to the Dome of Protection keeping players safe in the chaotic endgame. While the Riot Drill could penetrate the shield before, players can now use Maggie’s Wrecking Ball to completely shatter the dome, leaving whole squads exposed.

Reddit user Ship_Doctor showed Maggie’s Wrecking Ball in action, claiming that “Maggie is too good not to be used this season.” In the clip, the user uses the Wrecking Ball to shatter the shield, then the Riot Drill to deal even more damage as they take cover behind a tree.

“Went from quite literally never touching her (I played her twice on Control) to this season so far, she’s all I’ve played,” replied one player. “She’s so much fun.”

“I’ve never met anyone else who hated Gibby more than me. His dome is a complete crutch, glad they did this unintentional nerf to him,” explained another.

However, some players explained that Gibby doesn’t appear in pubs all that often, but Maggie is sure to take plenty of squads by surprise in Ranked. Especially if they never read the patch notes.

For more Apex, be sure to check out how the Season 14 update allows Newcastle to move ridiculously fast while reviving.

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