Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: all confirmed Pokémon

Get your Pokéballs ready because a new adventure in the world of catching, collecting, and battling is upon us. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the ninth-generation titles of the beloved monster-taming series, and they’re taking cues from all the past games to create what looks to be the most ambitious titles in series history. There’s still a lot waiting to be discovered about these new games, 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 Pokémon in the wild, just like you could in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Being able to see Pokémon 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, and it also makes recognizing which Pokémon 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 Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but there are enough to get a list going. Here is every confirmed Pokémon for Pokémon 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 Pokémon to pick from, and are always shown off early to get people excited about what their first companion will be. For Pokémon 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.

Sprigatito

For you grass-type lovers out there, Sprigatito has an adorable feline design that is officially described as a “capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokémon.” 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.

Fuecoco

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 Pokémon 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.

Quaxly

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 Pokémon.” 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 Pokémon and regional variants

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

We still don’t know how extensive the Pokédex will be in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but there are always a healthy number of new designs waiting to be caught and added to your team. Ever since Pokémon Sun and Moon, there has also been a trend of including region-specific Pokémon that change up the appearance and types of familiar Pokémon based on the new region, such as Alolan forms and Hisui forms in Pokémon 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 Pokémon on cliffs.

The two legendary Pokémon this time around are Koraidon and Miraidon, which will each be exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet respectively. Nothing about these two, aside from their names and designs, is known yet.

Armarouge

Armarouge standing on a cliff.

Only available to find in Pokémon Scarlet, this Fire Warrior is a Fire and Psychic-type powered by its golden armor. Armarouge honors fair battles and isn’t afraid to fight a stronger opponent head-on.

Bellibolt

Bellibolt standing by a pond.

Revealed as Iono’s partner Pokémon, Bellibolt is a brand new EleFrog Pokémon that charges up electricity by expanding and contracting its belly. It also has two false eyes on the side of its head for intimidation, while its real eyes are tiny and round.

Ceruledge

Ceruledge with a sunset behind.

You will only find this new Fire and Ghost type if you play Pokémon Violet, and it is somewhat the opposite of Armarouge in personality. Ceruledge also wears an ancient set of armor but isn’t afraid to use indirect tactics to win a fight.

Farigiraf

Farigiraf in a desert.

A brand new evolution from Girafarig, this is a long-necked Normal/Psychic type that combines the head of its main body with its own tail. It may look odd, but this form gives this creature a lot of defense.

Gimmighoul

A Gimmighoul popping out of a chest.

The first-ever Coin Chest Pokémon, Gimmighoul is a Ghost type that hides in a treasure chest full of gold coins. It uses this disguise to ambush people it senses approaching and uses its ghostly powers to compel them to collect coins for it. Gimmighoul can also be found in the Roaming form as well, not just the Chest form, where it carries a single coin on its back and is so skittish it has apparently never been caught.

Greavard

Greavard hiding in the sand.

A spooky pup with a candle on its head, Greavard is a new Ghost type that likes to hide underground. It hides to surprise unsuspecting people but is only trying to make friends. However, it inadvertently sucks the life force out of anyone close by, so you may not want to stick around too long.

Klawf

Klawf on an orange beach.

This bright crab-looking monster is a new Rock type with the ability to rotate its eyes to see in all directions. Its claws are also very strong, able to pin its opponent in place and break their guard. If Klawf ever loses a claw, it can regrow it after some time.

Pawmi

Pawmi charging up an attack.

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

Lechonk

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.

Cetitan

Cititan in the snow.

This Terra Whale Pokémon 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

Fidough looking confused.

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

Grafaiai

Garfaiai in the forest at night.

A moody, yet curious, Pokémon, Grafaiai is a Poison/Normal type somewhat resembling a monkey. It is a nocturnal creature that, when it anticipates danger, can use poison saliva to attack. The color of this spit even changes color based on what it has eaten.

Smoliv

Smoliv looking worried.

Smoliv is an olive-looking grass and normal type Pokémon. It produces a bitter oil from its head, which it shoots out when startled and tries to run away from danger.

Cyclizar

Cyclizar roaring.

Yet another wheel-inspired monster, Cyclizar is a Dragon/Normal type that has been around since ancient times as a mode of transportation. It can run at over 70 mph with a rider and enjoys being ridden to help keep warm.

Wiglett

Wiglett – First footage for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

This wormy dude actually has some footage to go along with it. This is a new alternate evolution for Diglett, where they become white, elongated creatures rather than just becoming a triplet like Dugtrio. According to the video, they apparently evolved to a more marine environment, perhaps suggesting it may be partially Water typed.

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 Pokémon to catch in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. At the same time, outside of the three new starters, no footage, art, or even mention of any new Pokémon 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 Pokémon confirmed in trailers

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

All the footage of Pokémon living their lives out in the various environments of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet were of familiar Pokémon 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 Pokémon we know of so far in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Altaria
  • Applin
  • Arcanine
  • Azumarill
  • Bagon
  • Beartic
  • Blissey
  • Bounsweet
  • Breloom
  • Cacnea
  • Cacturn
  • Clawitzer
  • Chansey
  • Chewtle
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Cloyster
  • Coalossal
  • Combee
  • Cryogonal
  • Cubchoo
  • Cufant
  • Deerling
  • Diglett
  • Donphan
  • Dragonair
  • Dargonite
  • Drifblim
  • Drifloon
  • Drowzee
  • Dunsparce
  • Eevee
  • Eiscue
  • Elektross
  • Farigiraf
  • Flaaffy
  • Flabébé
  • Fletchinder
  • Fletchling
  • Floette
  • Florges
  • Gallade
  • Gardevoir
  • Gastly
  • Gengar
  • Girafarig
  • Gogoat
  • Golduck
  • Goodra
  • Goomy
  • Growlithe
  • Gyarados
  • Happiny
  • Hariyama
  • Hatterene
  • Haunter
  • Hippowdon
  • Hisuian Zoroark
  • Hoppip
  • Honchkrow
  • Houndoom
  • Houndour
  • Hydreigon
  • Jigglypuff
  • Jumpluff
  • Komala
  • Larvitar
  • Lilligant
  • Litleo
  • Lucario
  • Lumineon
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Magikarp
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Makuhita
  • Mareanie
  • Mareep
  • Marill
  • Medicham
  • Meowth
  • Misdreavus
  • Mismagius
  • Mudbray
  • Murkrow
  • Noibat
  • Noivern
  • Oricorio
  • Pacharisiu
  • Pelipper
  • Persian
  • Petilil
  • Pichu
  • Pineco
  • Pinurchin
  • Pikachu
  • Polteageist
  • Psyduck
  • Pupitar
  • Raichu
  • Riolu
  • Rockruff
  • Rotom
  • Salamence
  • Sawsbuck
  • Seviper
  • Scizor
  • Scyther
  • Shellder
  • Sinistea
  • Skiddo
  • Skiploom
  • Slaking
  • Slakoth
  • Slowbro
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowking
  • Sneasel
  • Snorunt
  • Staraptor
  • Staravia
  • Starly
  • Steenee
  • Stonjourner
  • Sudowoodo
  • Sunflora
  • Swablu
  • Sylveon
  • Talonflame
  • Tropius
  • Tsareena
  • Tyranitar
  • Venonant
  • Vespiquen
  • Vigoroth
  • Wingull
  • Zangoose
  • Zorua

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