One knowledgeable Pokemon fans writes a post to the community explaining how the sandwiches in Scarlet and Violet are significant in Spanish culture.
One knowledgeable Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fan has written a detailed post on social media to enlighten fellow players on what exactly the in-game sandwiches are based on, and how they're actually very significant in traditional Spanish food culture. Fans first got a look at this new feature to come with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet a few weeks ago, which will allow Trainers to make their own sandwiches to gain some useful gameplay advantages.
As seen in one of the games' trailers, players will be able to gather ingredients and make their own sandwiches which can be shared with their Pokemon to offer certain gameplay benefits. The community was able to delve into the specifics of sandwich-making thanks to a great deal of pre-release gameplay footage that released a few weeks ago, which gave fans a better look at how sandwiches could be beneficial to gameplay. As it turns out, there's a surprisingly large variety of different sandwiches available for players to make, utilizing a range of ingredients and condiments to construct snacks which offer boosts to specific type encounter rates, catch rates, and even shiny spawn rates.
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A fan on Reddit that goes by the name Old-Ostrich6865 wrote out a detailed and informative post explaining to fellow community members exactly what the sandwiches in Scarlet and Violet represent in Spanish culture and how they're made. According to the user, it's a very specific and significant type of sandwich that is typically made on the Iberian Peninsula, a region which includes parts of Portugal and the Canary Islands alongside Spain. The sandwiches are called "bocadillo" – pronounced bo-ka-dee-yo – and are a common snack made and eaten by locals for all sorts of daily occasions. Bocadillo is distinct from a typical sandwich, as it is made with specific ingredients including baguette bread, salad, mature cheese, olive oil, sea salt, and generally, a special type of Spanish ham called Jamon iberico.
What's more, the Jamon iberico is a type of pork that comes exclusively from a breed of black pig, a species which likely served as inspiration for one of the many new Pokemon to be found in the Paldea region, Lechonk. Although bocadillo is surely the real-life cultural significance which served as the foundation for the game's sandwich-making mechanic, players will be able to add far more ingredients which aren't actually used in traditional bocadillo.
Recent months have provided plenty of new trailers, leaks, and mysteries for players to indulge in as the buildup towards the launch of Scarlet and Violet increases. From sandwich-making to adorable new Pokemon, the plethora of exciting new additions to the Pokemon world has fans more excited than ever to begin their adventures around the Paldea region.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be available from November 18 on Nintendo Switch.
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Jack has been writing and publishing his own fictional stories and game-related blog posts since he was 14. A constant lover of video games for longer than he can remember, he has a habit of playing them to 100% completion – even if it means giving up on sleep.

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