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How to pre-order Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition

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Nintendo has announced a brand new Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition, a limited edition version of the popular handheld/home console hybrid themed around the upcoming game. And we’ve all got all the pre-order details you need down below. 

Nintendo somewhat regularly releases special-edition models of the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch OLED, and previous versions have included console ties in with Animal Crossing New Horizons and Splatoon 3. However, the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition could be one of the most popular limited edition models yet.  

While there are no hardware changes here — it’s just a regular Nintendo Switch OLED with a Pokemon-themed skin — we still expect this console to sell out rapidly. After all, Pokemon collectors are some of the most passionate around, and limited edition merchandise tends to sell out very quickly. So, if the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition has caught your eye, you’ll want to get yours pre-ordered ahead of launch. 

The limited edition console is currently scheduled to release on November 4, that’s exactly two weeks before the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet game launches. And while there will likely be some additional release day stock the best way to ensure you get one for yourself is with a pre-order. Below you’ll find all the links you need to secure your limited edition Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition ahead of launch.

Where to pre-order Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition  

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Nintendo Switch OLED Polemon Scarlet & Violet Edition: $359 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
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Walmart now has preorders of the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition. Although it says it'll deliver by September 30, the console isn't set to come out till November 4. 

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Nintendo Switch OLED Polemon Scarlet & Violet Edition: $359 @ Nintendo (opens in new tab)
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As you might expect Nintendo itself is the first retailer with a listing for the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition. However, the console isn't yet available for pre-order. We will update this page when ordering goes live. 

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Double Pack: $119 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you already own a Nintendo Switch OLED, and just want the latest Pokemon games, then the Scarlet & Violet Double Pack is worth a look. This package includes both games that are due to be released on November 18. You can instead buy Scarlet (opens in new tab) or Violet (opens in new tab) separately if you just want a single game. 

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Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition: £319 @ Shopto (opens in new tab)
Pokemon fans in the U.K. can pre order the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition from Shopto right now. Because of demand the limited edition console is limited to one order per customer. 

What is Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition?  

Set to release in early November to mark the launch of the latest installments in the widely-popular monster collecting series, the Nintendo Switch OLED Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Edition is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — a limited edition Nintendo Switch OLED themed around the game. The special edition console will retail for $359. 

The Nintendo Switch OLED Scarlet & Violet Edition features two unique Joy-Con controllers, one red and the other purple, and both are decked out in custom Pokemon Scarlet & Violet artwork. Plus, the back of the main Switch unit is also wrapped in a Pokemon decal that showcases the trio of starter Pokemon that you’ll have to choose from at the beginning of the game. The included docking station also features images of the new legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon. 

Rather bizarrely, the console doesn’t actually come with a copy of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. While this is a strange decision, it’s one that Nintendo has made in the past. Neither the Splatoon 3 or Animal Crossing New Horizons Switches came with copies of their respective games either. So if you also want to play the latest Pokemon game, and we can’t imagine anybody interested in this console doesn’t, then you’ll need to buy a copy separately. 

Outside of its new cosmetic look, this is the same great Nintendo Switch OLED console that was first released in October 2021. You get all of the OLED model’s improvements including the larger 7-inch OLED screen, wider adjustable kickstand, refreshed dock with ethernet port and 64GB of internal storage. Like its predecessor the Switch OLED is designed to play in either handheld or TV mode, and is the perfect system for gaming on the go.  

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.