Will GameStop have copies of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet up for grabs at midnight on November 18? We’ve got the answer.

If you want to get your hands on Pokemon Scarlet & Violet before anyone else, you’ve got a couple of options.

  • You can pre-order a digital copy of the game from the Nintendo Switch store, which should unlock at around 9 PM PT (November 17) / 12 AM ET (November 18).
  • Or you can head to a midnight launch and pick up a physical copy of the game the moment it becomes available.

But will GameStop be launching the Gen 9 Pokemon games tonight at midnight?

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Will GameStop Have a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Midnight Release?

Yes, multiple GameStop stores are confirming that they will be offering a midnight release for Pokemon Scarlet & Pokemon Violet. However, fans should be aware that not all locations will be taking part in the late-night drop.

We recommend contacting your local retailer to check before turning up at midnight!

Right now, multiple Pokemon fans are taking to Twitter, confirming that their local GameStop will be selling the titles at midnight.

And, as was the case with several recent releases, those in Pacific Standard Time might even be able to nab a 9 PM release, just as the East Coast hits midnight.

Read More: Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Countdown: Release Time & How to Play Early

How to Find Out If Your GameStop Will Have a Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Midnight Launch

The only way to find out if your local GameStop is allowing fans to pick up their Pokemon games at midnight is to use this Store Finder and give your nearby store a call.

If no stores in your area will be doing a midnight launch, don’t worry about it too much. After all, it lets you get a good night’s rest before spending the entire next day exploring the Paldea region!

Still uncertain which Pokemon to begin your adventure with? We’ve got our eye on the best Starter Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet here.

Plus, if you need to know which game to buy, here are all the version-exclusive Pokemon present in Scarlet & Violet!

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