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Well, this just trousles our bones — after composing a hidden track for Pokémon Sword and Shield in the battle tower (which fans noticed bore a striking similarity to. Uh. Well.) Toby Fox has returned for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet in an even greater capacity — he composed the field music and more!



Toby created the rough musical sketch which Game Freak then arranged into the field music, which you can hear a bit of in the trailer released today. He also promises that there will be more of his tracks in the game this time, and not merely in an out of the way location — in his words, “this time my music is not optional!

Besides the obviously enthralling prospect of listening to more Toby Fox music just in general, we must also reflect on his rise to this point. He’s come so far. From a very edgy EarthBound ROM hack he made as a 16 year-old, to composing Homestuck music in a niche but devoted space, to creating Undertale (one of the five most well-known and influential games of the last decade), to now being a bona fide game dev power player. It’s absolutely meteoric, and extremely deserved. We can’t wait to see what his other music in Scarlet and Violet sounds like. 


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.