New “Scarlet & Violet” Wording for Switching Pokemon
TPCi has announced there will be a wording change for switch actions in the Scarlet & Violet series. To make it clearer which Pokemon are being affected by switching, the terms “switch in” and “switch out” will be used from now on.
For example, Pokemon Catcher from the Sword & Shield series said:
“Flip a coin. If heads, switch 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon with their Active Pokemon.”
For the Scarlet & Violet series, Pokemon Catcher will now say:
“Flip a coin. If heads, switch in 1 of your opponent’s Benched Pokemon to the Active Spot.”
The phrase “switch in” will be used when the card effect is affecting an opponent’s Benched Pokemon. When the card effect is affecting the opponent’s Active Pokemon, the phrase “switch out” will be used instead.
This makes for clearer language and concise wording. Every generation sees wording changes to make card effects clearer.