Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in-game world confirmed to be called Paldea

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's in-game world is called Paldea, confirming a leak from last month.

Earlier today on August 3, a brand new Pokemon Presents showcase gave us new details on both Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. One interesting new detail is that the whole in-game world for both new games is called Paldea (as we can tell from the name of the very presentation below), which gives credence to a detail that was leaked last month.

At the time, one leaker claimed that the new land both games are set in would be called Paldea, and feature numerous towns and cities themed around Spain. With today's announcement, The Pokemon Company has confirmed the leaked detail, so what was put out into the world beforehand was genuine. We now finally know the name of the land we'll be venturing around come later this year in November.

Additionally, speculation has been going around since earlier this year that the new region Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are set in is based around Spain. Apparently, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's trailer earlier this year made several references to the Spanish language with individual words. 

With today's trailer, that inspiration becomes even more obvious. The words "naranja," which means "orange" in Spanish," and "uva," which means "grape," could be heard in the brand new trailer. This would seem to confirm the fan theory from before, that the new land of Paldea is indeed inspired by Spain.

Check out our full Pokemon Scarlet and Violet PokeDex guide for a full walkthrough of all the new creatures confirmed for both new games so far. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.