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The Connection Between Undertale And Pokemon Scarlet/Violet You Completely Missed

The stories in "Undertale" and "Pokémon" don't seem to have much in common. Sure, they're both ostensibly about a child who has to battle their way through magical worlds full of adorable monsters with menu-based RPG combat, but they are completely different in terms of tone. "Undertale" is one of those games where the heavy, thought-provoking narrative can change your life. It ruminates on the nature of violence and uses its own mechanics as a tool for telling the story. Toby Fox, the primary developer for "Undertale," also made most of the game by himself (with a fair bit of art production from Temmie Chang). The "Pokémon" franchise, on the other hand, is the product of a massive development team over at Game Freak. It's also much more light-hearted, with its stories tending to be more focused around giving the player a whimsical adventure with lots of positive reinforcement.

That's why it's so surprising that Fox has actually contributed to the "Pokémon" franchise in the past. Don't bother combing through past "Pokémon" games in search of "Undertale" Easter eggs, though. Fox was actually commissioned to make some of the music for "Pokémon Sword" and "Shield." Now, it seems he's about to do it again for "Scarlet" and "Violet."

Fox's music will appear in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The official "Pokémon" twitter account recently shared the newest trailer for "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet," which showcased two new professors and several of the new Pokémon that players can expect to find when the game launches. Fox quote-shared this post, announcing his own involvement in the project. "I had the honor of composing the field music for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet!" Fox stated in the post. "After creating a concept sketch, Game Freak arranged it into many versions that you'll hear throughout the game." He then went on to mention that viewers could even hear a little bit of his music in the trailer. It's unclear which of the melodies in the trailer is the one developed by Fox, but all three have the grandiose, orchestral quality that fans have come to associate with the franchise.

He went on to mention in a subsequent tweet that a few more of his songs would appear in the game as well and asked that his fans look forward to hearing them. It certainly seems that they will, since Fox's initial tweet accrued over a thousand comments from excited followers and over 100 thousand likes in just a few short hours.

"Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" will be released worldwide on November 18, 2022.