With the introduction of three-way Splatfests in Splatoon 3 and Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet releasing in November, it was hoped we would get a Splatfest that compels players to choose between the Paldean starters and… it’s happening, sort of. This November, although it’s made to look like players will need to choose between Sprigatito, Fuecoco and Quaxly, it’s actually a case of choosing your preferred starter type, Grass, Fire and Water and then battling it out in a Splatfest starting on November 11, 2022.
Grass-type. Fire-type. Water-type. This debate has perplexed our great philosophers for ages. Let’s settle it.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 7, 2022
The Splatoon x Pokémon special #Splatfest collaboration begins 11/11 at 4pm PT!
Which type will you choose? pic.twitter.com/rPlTwIcycB
Still, the news doesn’t just stop there. It has been revealed that in Japan, the Pokémon Centre will be selling physical t-shirts based on those appearing in Splatoon 3, whereas in America, Nintendo’s NY store will be distributing them at a later time.
BREAKING NEWS!— Nintendo NY (@NintendoNYC) October 7, 2022
The next Splatfest in #Splatoon3 will be a Splatoon x Pokémon collaboration! Will you choose Grass-type, Fire-type, or Water-type?
Special tees will be available for purchase only at #NintendoNYC at a future date.
Stay tuned for details, and stay fresh! pic.twitter.com/RBzpg1sAQd