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The new trailer for the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has revealed not only the 18th November release date for the upcoming pair of mainline Pokémon games, but also some new characters you'll be meeting along the way.

The trailer, which also revealed box art and Koraidon and Miraidon, the headlining Legendary Pokémon for the game, highlighted several new Pokémon and also two professors, Sada and Turo, as well as Nemona, a powerful Pokémon trainer and — presumably — your new rival.

First up, the profs:

Depending on the version of the game you play, you'll have either Professor Sada (Scarlet) or Professor Turo (Violet) conducting research in your region. Erm, hang on, that came out wrong. Ahem.

Moving on, there's your friend/rival Nemona. Here's how she's described on the official game page:

Your friend, Nemona, has a sunny and energetic disposition, and she absolutely loves Pokémon battles. She’s an experienced Pokémon Trainer and serves as a reliable guide for you on your adventures. She has undisputed skill in battle—though it does also seem that she’s not the best at throwing Poké Balls.

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Early online impressions seem to be positive.

Which professor will you be choosing? Let us know below your thoughts on these new characters.