News game Pokémon Scarlet Violet: the size of the open world calculated by a player, it is compared to the largest maps of the video game!
Posted on 11/29/2022 at 4:20 p.m.
First real open world of the Pokémon saga, Scarlet and Violet finally displays a space where the trainer can navigate freely. In an area as large as some modern triple A’s? A player did the math, and we compared.
Pokémon Scarlet Violet: how big is Paldea? On a scale of 1 in Microsoft Flight Simulator?
Pokémon Scarlet Violet: how big is Paldea?
Released on Friday, November 18, Pokémon Purple / Scarlet mobilizes the creativity of many players. In addition to the challenges inherent in the game (complete the Pokédex, optimize your team for online matches or even hunt chromatic Pokémon), some use their imagination on quite ancillary activities. Yesterday, for example, we were talking to you about several players noticing the dysfunction of the random in some online matches. Result, combinations of attacks were possible in order to be sure to eliminate the opposing Pokémon in one shot. An imagination also put to the test by Reddit user Sunowaddle. He got it into his head to calculate the total area of Paldéa, the region where the new iteration of license one takes place, using the following method:
I started by using a few different Pokemon like Lucario, Hariyama and other bipeds to estimate the width of the pokemon arena at the start of the game with their height from the Pokédex data. Then I used the Geogebra chart tool and created a formula to calculate the size of the full map based on the width of the pokemon arena: Area=0.93*(13.93x/0.04)2*10-6 .
In the rest of his message, he explains in particular what the numbers and the variable used correspond to and indicates that he has found the following result: Paldéa would measure 23.91km².
On a scale of 1 to Microsoft Flight Simulator?
A concrete measure that we can now compare with some well-known video game maps. We stay away from top 10 open world games with gigantic maps even the top 20: Cyberpunk 2077 (225 km²) takes the sixteenth place followed by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (220 km²) and World of Warcraft (210 km²). It is GTA V which takes the twentieth position with 125 km². We are therefore far from the modern standards usually encountered and even on Wii U consoles since a certain Xenoblade Chronicles X displays an open world of 245 km².
You have to go back further in time to observe known open worlds with an area almost equal to that of Pokémon Scarlet Violet with for example The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: it is 60% of the latter. Another funny observation: with a surface area of 23.91 km², Paldéa is smaller… than Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport (32.38 km² in area).
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