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Why Pokemon Scarlet And Violet's Auto Battles Are A Major Development For The Series

Game Freak and The Pokémon Company have released a bunch of new information about the upcoming "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet." The next mainline entries in the "Pokémon" series are set to introduce a ton of new features, like the ability to tackle gyms in any order. It's also set to introduce the internet's new favorite Pokémon, LeChonk. Additionally, a new feature announced by the Pokémon Company will let your Pokémon run off and battle all on their own.

Announced on the Pokémon website, in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" you can have a Pokémon follow you as you explore the region. While in the wild, you can give the "Let's Go" command to your follower Pokémon. This will send the Pokémon off in the direction you choose, where they will independently pick up items and even auto battle other Pokémon. While the Pokémon auto battles, you can supervise it or wander off and do your own thing. The Pokémon will earn items from winning battles, as well as EXP. This new feature has fans excited.

Pokémon fans are excited about the potential of auto battling

The idea of having your Pokémon auto battle wild Pokémon has fans excited about the potential. "I think this is a good thing. You can use it to level a weaker Pokemon while doing something else or to get rid of weak Pokemon that are in your way while you backtrack. Wild Pokemon have often been more of a nuisance than a threat anyway," one fan on Reddit said. Another person pointed out that this would function like a better daycare, leveling up Pokémon automatically, but also acquiring items and improving IVs for competitive play. 

There were a few concerns about how exactly the feature would work as well. A fan pointed out the possibility that your Pokémon could run into a shiny and KO it before you have the chance to notice. Another commenter was curious what would happen if your Pokémon got beaten by the wild Pokémon. While the Pokémon Company hasn't released too many details about the new feature, it does have some fans excited about the new games.