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New Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

By
Jessica Dillon
&
Vincent Lau

With each new generation of Pokémon, there are lots and lots of new Pokémon creatures added to the mix–and it’s no different for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

This page lists all the known Pokémon newly added to Scarlet & Violet that were showcased in pre-release media.

Starter Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet

Sprigatito

(1 of 2) Sprigatito is the glorious Grass starter. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Sprigatito is the glorious Grass starter. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Is your heart already set on Sprigatito? (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Sprigatito the Grass Cat Pokémon is one of the three starter Pokémon that you can choose at the start of the game. It is a Grass-type with the classic Overgrow ability, boosting its Grass-type attacks when its HP falls below a third.

Fuecoco

(1 of 2) Fuecoco the friend-shaped Fire starter. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Fuecoco the friend-shaped Fire starter. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Perhaps you've decided on Fuecoco for your starter? (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Fuecoco the Fire Croc Pokémon is one of the three starter Pokémon that you can choose at the start of the game. It’s a Fire-type with the Blaze ability, common for Fire-type starters, which boosts its Fire-type attacks in a pinch.

Quaxly

(1 of 2) Quaxly is the quintessential Water starter. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Quaxly is the quintessential Water starter. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Are you going to pick Quaxly for your Paldean adventure? (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Quaxly the Duckling Pokémon completes the trinity of the three starters available at the start of the game. It’s a Water-type with the Torrent ability, enhancing its Water-type attacks when it has low HP.

Legendary Ride Pokémon

Koraidon - Scarlet Exclusive

(1 of 2) You can ride on Koraidon. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

You can ride on Koraidon. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Koraidon's Gliding Build. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Koraidon is a Legendary Pokémon that appears in Pokémon Scarlet, featuring on the game’s cover art. You will receive a Koraidon to accompany you during your travels.

Koraidon has multiple forms to suit different traversal needs: Sprinting Build for moving fast on land, Swimming Build for going across water and Gliding Build for gliding through the air.

Miraidon - Violet Exclusive

(1 of 2) You can ride on Miraidon. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

You can ride on Miraidon. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Miraidon's Aquatic Mode. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Miraidon is a Legendary Pokémon that appears in Pokémon Violet, featuring on the game’s cover art. You will receive a Miraidon to accompany you during your travels.

Miraidon has multiple forms to suit different traversal needs: Drive Mode for moving fast on land, Aquatic Mode for going across water and Glide Mode for gliding through the air.

New Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

Armarouge

(1 of 2) Armarouge turning up the heat. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Armarouge turning up the heat. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Its Armor Cannon packs a mighty punch, but weakens its defensive stats. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Armarouge the Fire Warrior Pokémon is exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet. It’s a Fire and "Psychic" iconPsychic type with the Flash Fire ability, which boosts its Fire type attacks when hit by one. It has a new move called Armor Cannon that deals heavy Fire-type Special damage, but lowers Armarouge’s Def and Sp. Def stats.

Bellibolt

(1 of 2) Bellibolt's real eyes aren't the big ones on the side of its head. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Bellibolt's real eyes aren't the big ones on the side of its head. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Electromorphosis functions like the Charge move, without the Sp. Def boost. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Bellibolt the EleFrog Pokémon is a new Electric-type found in Paldea. It has a new ability called Electromorphosis, which causes it to be charged when hit by an attack, boosting the next Electric-type attack it uses.

Ceruledge

(1 of 2) Ceruledge is one cool customer. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Ceruledge is one cool customer. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Its Bitter Blade move can drain HP from foes. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Ceruledge the Fire Blades Pokémon is exclusive to Pokémon Violet. It’s a Fire and Ghost type with the Flash Fire ability, which boosts its Fire type attacks when hit by one. It has a new move called Bitter Blades, a Fire-type physical attack that restores Ceruledge’s HP by half the damage dealt to the foe.

Cetitan

(1 of 2) Cetitan has thick blubber, which can protect it from heat and cold. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Cetitan has thick blubber, which can protect it from heat and cold. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Cetitan has five horns on its head. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Cetitan the Terra Whale Pokémon is a new Ice-type found in Paldea. It can have the Thick Fat (weakens the foe’s Fire and Ice-type attacks) or Slush Rush (boosts Speed during a hailstorm) abilities.

Cyclizar

(1 of 2) Cylclizar vaguely resembles Koraidon and Miraidon… (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Cylclizar vaguely resembles Koraidon and Miraidon… (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Its Shed Tail ability looks pretty tricky! (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Cyclizar the Mount Pokémon is a new Dragon and Normal type. It has the Shed Skin ability, which may cure its own status conditions at the end of the turn. It has a new move called Shed Tail, which creatures a substitute with its own HP, before switching places with another Pokémon.

Farigiraf

(1 of 2) Farigiraf gets two abilities. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Farigiraf gets two abilities. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Both of them seem pretty cool. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Farigiraf the Long Neck Pokémon is a Normal and "Psychic" iconPsychic type and the evolved form of "Girafarig" IconGirafarig. It has two new abilities. Cud Chew lets Farigiraf eat a berry a second time at the end of the turn, if it ate a berry. Armor Tail prevents opponents from using priority moves (eg. Quick Attack).

Fidough

(1 of 2) Come and get your tasty bread here! (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Come and get your tasty bread here! (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Oops, this isn't bread, it's a Pokémon! (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Fidough the Puppy Pokémon is a new Fairy-type found in Paldea. It has the Own Tempo ability, which prevents it from being confused or intimidated.

Gimmighoul

(1 of 2) Gimmighoul's Chest Form. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Gimmighoul's Chest Form. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Gimmighoul's Roaming Form. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Gimmighoul the Coin Chest Pokémon is a new Ghost-type discovered in Paldea. It has the Rattled ability, which boosts its Speed stat when intimidated or struck by a Bug, Dark or Ghost attack. Besides its Chest Form, which resembles a treasure chest, Gimmighoul has a Roaming Form where it carries a single coin on its back.

Grafaiai

(1 of 2) Grafaiai likes to mark its territory with toxic paint. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Grafaiai likes to mark its territory with toxic paint. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Um, be careful not to touch any poison. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Grafaiai the Toxic Monkey Pokémon is a new Poison and Normal type found in Paldea. It can have the Unburden (doubles its Speed after its held item is used up) or Poison Touch (may inflict poison on foe when using a move that makes contact) abilities.

Greavard

(1 of 2) Greavard likes to hide underground, only revealing the candle on its head. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Greavard likes to hide underground, only revealing the candle on its head. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Greavard is super friendly, but will drain the life force of those near it. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Greavard the Ghost Dog Pokémon is a new Ghost-type found in Paldea. It has the Pickup ability, which lets it obtain any held item consumed by other Pokémon in battle (temporarily if the other Pokémon belongs to a trainer). Also, there’s a chance it may obtain random items after a fight.

Klawf

(1 of 2) Klawf is a new rock crab. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Klawf is a new rock crab. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Its Anger Shell ability functions like a mini Shell Smash. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Klawf the Ambush Pokémon is a new Rock-type found in Paldea. It has a new Ability called Anger Shell that boosts its Attack, Sp. Atk and Speed stats, but lowers its defensive stats after falling below half HP.

Lechonk

(1 of 2) Here is Lechonk. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Here is Lechonk. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Here is another Lechonk, for good measure. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Lechonk the Hog Pokémon is a new Normal-type found in Paldea. It can have the Aroma Veil (prevents attacks that restrict its move choices) or Gluttony (eats a berry at half HP instead of quarter HP) abilities.

Paldean Wooper

(1 of 2) Paldean "Wooper" IconWooper is Poison and Ground. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Paldean "Wooper" IconWooper is Poison and Ground. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Regular (Johtonian) "Wooper" IconWooper are Water and Ground. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Paldean "Wooper" IconWooper is a new form of "Wooper" IconWooper that’s Poison and Ground type. It can have the Poison Point (may inflict poison on foe if they use a move that makes contact) or Water Absorb (restores HP when hit by a Water-type attack) abilities.

Pawmi

(1 of 2) Pawmi is a cutesy Electric-type. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Pawmi is a cutesy Electric-type. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), Perhaps the "Pikachu" of this game. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Pawmi the Mouse Pokémon is a new Electric-type native to Paldea. It can have the Static (may inflict paralysis on foe if they use a move that makes contact) or Natural Cure (heals status conditions when switched out) abilities.

Smoliv

(1 of 2) Smoliv isn't the fiercest creature around… (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Smoliv isn't the fiercest creature around… (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), But we're sure it'll try its best! (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Smoliv the Olive Pokémon is a new Grass and Normal type found in Paldea. It has the Early Bird ability, which lets it wake up faster when asleep.

Wiglett

(1 of 2) Wiglett looks like "Diglett" IconDiglett… (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Wiglett looks like "Diglett" IconDiglett… (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), But it's completely unrelated. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Wiglett the Garden Eel Pokémon is a new Water-type found in Paldea. It resembles "Diglett" IconDiglett, a Ground-type, but is a completely separate Pokémon. It can have the Gooey (lowers foe’s Speed if they use a move that makes contact) or Rattled (boosts Speed when hit by Bug, Dark or Ghost-type attack) abilities.

Unidentified Pokémon

Great Tusk (Scarlet)

(1 of 2) Great Tusk depicted in the "Scarlet Book" iconScarlet Book. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

Great Tusk depicted in the "Scarlet Book" iconScarlet Book. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), A rare sighting of Great Tusk. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

Great Tusk is the prehistoric version of "Donphan" IconDonphan, only available in Pokemon Scarlet. It is one of the Titans on the legend’s paths and is a Ground/Fighting type Pokemon. It is only available in Pokemon Scarlet, and it can only be obtained after you reach the post-game and you go to Area 0.

Iron Treads (Violet)

(1 of 2) "Iron" iconIron Treads depicted in the "Violet Book" iconViolet Book. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

"Iron" iconIron Treads depicted in the "Violet Book" iconViolet Book. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (left), A close encounter with "Iron" iconIron Treads. (Credit: The Pokémon Company) (right)

"Iron" iconIron Treads is the futuristic version of "Donphan" IconDonphan, only available in Pokemon Violet. It is a Ground/Steel-type Pokemon that is part of the Path of Legends. To add this Pokemon to your team, you will need to beat the game and arrive at Area 0.

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  • Publisher
    Nintendo, Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Guide Release
    17 November 2022
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2022
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