How to Preload Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Download ahead of time.

If you’re looking to Play Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as soon as it releases, you’ll want to preload the game on your Nintendo Switch to get ahead of it. This will allow you to hit the play button as soon as it releases and hop into the world of Paldea. Here’s how to preload Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on the Nintendo Switch.

How to Preload Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

If you want to preload the game, you’ll need to purchase it digitally on the Nintendo eShop. This will allow you to download the game on your console, but you won’t be able to play the game until it unlocks on November 18, 2022.

If you purchase a physical copy of the game from any retailer, you’ll obviously have to wait until the copy arrives on your doorstep to play. Pre-loading is as simple as purchasing the game on the eShop, and clicking the download button when it is available.

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After that, when the game releases, you’re able to play immediately. This is especially great for folks who have slow internet and will need a lot of extra time to download it.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet offer three different paths for the player to take, making it one of the most ambitious Pokemon games ever made. Will you take on the gyms or try and take down the titan Pokemon? If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, maybe you’ll focus on taking down Team Star.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about how to preload Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We have plenty of pre-release tips, tricks, and guides to help you get caught up on everything you need to know. Here are all of the new Pokemon we know about so far in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Jesse Vitelli

Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him thinking about his ever-expanding backlog of games he won't play and being constantly dehydrated. Do not contact him.