Of the three new starters i like the grass types looks the most, but my love of reptiles calls out to the dopey little trashcan on legs that is Fuecoco. Here is to hoping that evolving makes it looks less like it came out of Bubble Bobble
In huge news, Ash Ketchum is finally to be retired as the main protagonist of Pokemon anime after nearly a quarter century. 13-episode finale to start airing in January, and then in April we get an anime with an entirely new protagonist. Hopefully with Eevee as a character mascot instead of a fat rat!
Pokemon Scarlet/Violet getting a re-release with downloadable DLC voucher...but the physical price is also going up to recompense. $95, yikes! DLC is on a voucher instead of right on a card so they can double-dip if somebody resells the physical card, too.
Not so much as double dipping but slowly phase out physical releases eventually, Nintendo been doing it's best to eliminate the second hand market. The thing with digital releases is that it does not lower in prices over time like physical media does and they want to control that.