PSA: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Spoilers Have Begun to Leak

By | November 7, 2022

We have a warning for all of you trainers out there excited to go to the Paldea region — spoilers for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have unfortunately begun to leak.

As reported by VGC, the leaks arrive just over a week before Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s November 18 release date. IGN won’t be sharing any of them, but we wanted to warn all of you out there to be careful on social media and beyond.

It appears that the first leaked screenshots began to arrive on social media on Sunday, and they look to include never-before-seen Pokémon. The leaks may originate from a Spanish-speaking country as the screenshots have Spanish dialogue on them.

It doesn’t seem as though the game is in very many hands as of yet, but the danger or broken street dates and early copies gets greater each and every day, as it did for God of War and Sonic Frontiers and so many more.

Pokemon has also had a few unfortunate leaks over the years, including for Pokemon Sword and Shield, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and more.

New Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

For more on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, be sure to check out our hands-on preview, the new ghost puppy Greavard, and how Scarlet and Violet’s NPCs break an age-old tradition.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.