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Undertale composer reveals which music he wrote for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Undertale creator Toby Fox has revealed which music he's composed for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Last week we were treated to a brand new Pokemon Presents which debuted new details on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and yesterday on August 10, Toby Fox unveiled news of his own. It turns out the Undertale creator and composer was recruited once again by Game Freak to write music for the two new games, specifically the "Terastal Raid battles" portion of Scarlet and Violet.

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Listening to the music at the timestamp provided by Fox above, the new music certainly sounds punchy and upbeat. The electronic foundations for the up-tempo track are accompanied by a single electric guitar wailing overhead, in what sure sounds the perfect accompaniment to some climactic Raid battles.

In a follow-up tweet, Fox reveals game director Shigeru Ohmori provided Fox with a simple picture of a Lucario with a gigantic crystal on its head as inspiration for the new track. Based off just this information alone, Fox was tasked with composing the entire battle track, which was surely no easy feat.

Fox actually revealed earlier this year that both Pokemon Scarlet and Violet would feature music he composed, and that this time, his music "is not optional" in either game. This is in contrast to music the Undertale composer constructed for Pokemon Sword and Shield, which the player could unfortunately very easily miss out on if they never visited the Battle Tower in either games.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet release later this year on November 18 for Nintendo Switch.

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

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.