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Generation IX (第九(だいく)世代(せだい), Dai Ku-sedai) is the ninth installment of the Pokémon franchise. It was first announced on February 27, 2022 (Pokémon Day) with the announcement of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.[1]


  • Much like Kalos and Galar, this region takes inspiration from European state, in this case Spain.
  • This generation will be the first to be fully open-world. While Pokémon Sword and Shield and Pokémon Legends: Arceus featured open-world elements, they were not fully open-world.
  • This generation is the first to have version-exclusive professors.