The Best Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pre-Order Bonus is France Exclusive

North American Pokemon fans are missing out on a good pre-order bonus.

For North American fans, Pokemon pre-order bonuses tend to be less exciting than other regions. We often get digital content for buying games early, like the Terastallized Pikachu or some additional in-game supplies when you boot it up. Those are all well and good, but sometimes I see pre-order bonuses given in other territories I wonder what North American Pokemon fans did to upset the Pokemon Company so that we get the short end of the stick. The pre-order bonus that has me pondering this is a France-exclusive figure of Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

As Nintendo Wire points out, French retailer Micromania-Zing has probably the best pre-order bonus available with Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, which is a figure of the game’s three starter Pokemon. My boy Fuecoco has not one thought behind his eyes, Sprigatito is perched on a stump, and Quaxly is confidently waving to no one in particular. I love it. These three have already made a pretty strong impression on Pokemon fans ahead of the new games’ launch in November, so I would love to have this figure to put on my shelf.

Unfortunately, since it’s only available in France, I’d have to import it and by the time those shipping costs and upcharge from scalpers are through, I’ll likely have already paid more money than it’s worth. Honestly, the better option will likely be to wait and see what merch the Pokemon Center store has for these three in the coming months. Pre-order figures can be serviceable, but the better quality stuff always comes later.

 

More Pokemon:

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are coming to Switch on November 18. While players’ first Pokemon will be one of these three, there are already a pretty sizable amount of critters confirmed for the game. Most of those we know about are from previous games, but Game Freak has slowly been announcing Pokemon native to the games’ Paldea region like Fidough and Lechonk. To see if your favorite’s in the game, check out our full list of confirmed Pokemon for Scarlet & Violet.

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