Undertale creator Toby Fox is contributing music to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet trailer

More Toby Fox jams will back Pokemon Trainers’ adventures

A new trailer for the next Pokemon entries, Scarlet and Violet, dropped this morning. Alongside the announcement, there was also confirmation that Undertale creator Toby Fox is lending his talents to the Pokemon series soundtrack again.

As confirmed on Twitter by Toby Fox himself, the composer put together the field music for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. “After creating a concept sketch, Game Freak arranged it into many versions that you’ll hear throughout the game,” Fox wrote. You can even hear a little bit of it in today’s trailer.

That’s not all, either. In a follow-up tweet, Fox confirms that a “few more” of his tracks will appear in the game too. “This time, my music is not optional!!!” he writes.

Filled with determination

These contributions aren’t Fox’s first time working on the Pokemon series. The developer and composer contributed a song for Pokemon Sword and Shield‘s soundtrack, specifically the theme for the Battle Tower. It’s a pretty great track too.

That’s not a huge surprise, given Undertale and Deltarune fans will happily tell you that the soundtracks for those games are also stellar. The tunes are so good, people have been trying to get the Pope to hear them. Knowing Fox is on the Scarlet and Violet soundtrack, and in a pretty substantial way, is exciting news.

Fox has also had his work appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, after playing Smash with Sakurai no less.

As for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the reception to the trailer seemed pretty positive, especially for newcomer Lechonk. Which is fair, because Lechonk is adorable and perfect.

The new monster-training game debuted a host of new features this morning, including version-specific Professors, the new legendary Pokemon, and a focus on full-on co-op. Between the new generation and Pokemon Legends: Arceus launching earlier this year, it’s going to be a Pokemon-filled year in gaming.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will launch on Nov. 18, 2022 for Nintendo Switch.

Eric Van Allen