Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: all confirmed Pokémon | Digital Trends

Get your Pokeballs ready because a new adventure in the world of catching, collecting, and battling is upon us. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is the ninth-generation title of the beloved monster-taming series, and it’s taking cues from all the past games to create what looks to be the most ambitious title in the series’ history. There’s still a lot waiting to be discovered about this new game, such as the name of the new region and what the story might be, but we do know that it will be a fully open-world experience where you will be able to observe Pokemon in the wild, just like you could in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Being able to see Pokemon roam around makes catching them all a much easier task compared to when you never knew what you might encounter until a random battle showed up, but it also makes recognizing which Pokemon will be in this new game easier.

So far, there’s only been one trailer to scrub through for a work-in-progress list of what new and familiar creatures we can expect to see in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but there are enough to get a list going. Here is every confirmed Pokemon for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet so far.

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The starters

Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.

Every new generation in the mainline series gives us three new starter Pokemon to pick from, and are always shown off early to get people excited about what their first companion will be. For Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the tradition of each starter being a grass, fire, and water type holds strong.

This time, we have Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. Unfortunately, we only know what the base form of these starters is and nothing about their evolutions.


For you grass-type lovers out there, Sprigatito has an adorable feline design that is officially described as a “capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokemon.” It will come with the Overgrow ability, which will make grass-type moves more powerful when at low HP. Otherwise, you can expect Sprigatito to be strong against water, ground, and rock types, but weak to fire, bug, ice, flying, and poison.


Moving on to the fire type, we have the red and white crocodile-looking Fuecoco.

This little guy is said to be a “laid-back Fire Croc Pokemon that does things at its own pace.” Fuecoco’s ability is called Blaze, again making any fire-type moves stronger when at low HP. Naturally, this fire type is strong against grass, ice, bug, and steel, but weak to ground, rock, and water.


Last but not least, we have the duck-inspired water type Quaxly. This cute white and blue bird, with either a very stylish hat or head feather, is said to be an “earnest and tidy Duckling Pokemon.” For its ability, you get Torrent, which, you guessed it, makes water-type moves deal more damage at low HP.

This water-type starter will be most effective against fire, ground, and rock types, but have a rough go against dragon, electric, and grass types mostly.

New Pokemon and regional variants

A Spanish-inspired landscape and castle from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

We still don’t know how extensive the Pokedex will be in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but there are always a healthy number of new designs waiting to be caught and added to your team. Ever since Pokemon Sun and Moon, there has also been a trend of including region-specific Pokemon that change up the appearance and types of familiar Pokemon based on the new region, such as Alolan forms and Hisui forms in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. On that note, we did spot one regional variant from the Hisuian region: The Hisuian Zoroark, which was a surprise to say the least.

Koraidon and Miraidon

Two legendary Pokemon on cliffs.

The two legendary Pokemon this time around are Koraidon and Miraidon, which will each be exclusive to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet respectively.

Nothing about these two, aside from their names and designs, is known yet.


Pawmi charging up an attack.

Pawmi is a new mouse and electric type Pokemon that stores electricity in its cheeks before unleashing it through its paws, much like Pikachu.


Lechonk coming out of the grass.

Lechonk is the pig and normal type that fans are already crazy about. It has a great sense of smell to hunt down berries, and while appearing chunky, is actually quite strong.

Paldean Wooper

A paldean wooper in a swamp.

This version of Wooper is a Poison and Ground type with a new brown look to match their lore of covering their bodies with a poisonous film.


Cititan in the snow.

This Terra Whale Pokemon is pure ice and muscle. It is incredibly strong to hold itself up and equipped with five horns it uses to gather ice energy.


Fidough looking confused.

This delicious-looking puppy Pokemon is a Fairy type that supposedly has a “moist, smooth feeling to it.” It can ferment things using the yeast it exhales.


Smoliv looking worried.

Smoliv is the last new addition we’ve seen, and is an olive-looking grass and normal type Pokemon.

It produces a bitter oil from its head, which it shoots out when startled and tries to run away from danger. While we don’t know for certain that there will be any regional new variants yet — we don’t even know the name of the new region — we can say that there will at least be a host of new Pokemon to catch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. At the same time, outside of the three new starters, no footage, art, or even mention of any new Pokemon has been released yet.

As soon as we get even a glimpse of a new pocket monster, we’ll add it to this list.

Other Pokemon confirmed in trailers

A rock pokemon in the desert from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

All the footage of Pokemon living their lives out in the various environments of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet were of familiar Pokemon we’re glad to see make a comeback.

After running through all the footage, we picked out every returning face shown off so far, but expect this list to grow as more footage is eventually released.

To see if your old favorite is confirmed yet, here’s a full list of all the returning Pokemon we know of so far in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Staraptor
  • Cherubi
  • Cryogonal
  • Petilil
  • Liligant
  • Bounsweet
  • Steenee
  • Tsareena
  • Gengar
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Combee
  • Vespiquen
  • Drifloon
  • Drifblim
  • Stonjourner
  • Meowth
  • Mudkip
  • Persian
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Swablu
  • Alteria
  • Seviper
  • Hoppip
  • Skiploom
  • Jumplufff
  • Pichu
  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Happiny
  • Chansey
  • Blissey
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Flabebe
  • Flaafy
  • Floette
  • Florges
  • Riolu
  • Lucario
  • Zorua
  • Hisuian Zoroark
  • Venonat

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