With Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the series is going for a new kind of open-world adventure! The only thing expanding more rapidly than the world of Pokémon is the Pokédex itself, and we’re here to share in the new discoveries. 

Below you’ll find every new Pokémon in Scarlet Violet so far, and we’ll be updating as they’re revealed! Whether you’re just starting out with Sprigatito or conquering the future of the series with Miraidon, you’ll find them all right here. 

Note: This guide will not include Pokémon that have been leaked online prior to the official release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Only Pokémon that The Pokémon Company has officially announced will be included. After Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are released, this guide will be updated accordingly.

 

How many new Pokémon are in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

 

So far, as of the November 8th, 2022 trailer, The Pokémon Company has announced 21 Pokémon by name. There have been additional Pokémon spotted in various trailers that aren’t named or given titles (i.e.: The Monster Known as…). Of course, there are sure to be more, such as presumed starter evolutions, but it looks like TPC wants us to find some of these new Pokémon for ourselves in-game.

 

Sprigatito: Grass-type

The capricious, attention-seeking Grass Cat Pokémon is our first Scarlet and Violet starter! It’s also described as “whimsical and spoiled” by the games’ Japanese site. Of the three new partner Pokémon, it’s definitely leaning into cuteness for its appeal.

 

Fuecoco: Fire-type

The laid-back Fire Croc Pokémon that does things at its own pace. It’s worth noting that it and Sprigatito seem to be taking cues from Spanish for their names, perhaps hinting at the new region’s inspiration. More unique to Fuecoco is its design, which appears to be based on a kind of chili pepper.

 

Quaxly: Water-type

The earnest and tidy Duckling Pokémon is the Scarlet and Violet Water starter. This blue duck is looking quacktastic, with its Japanese description calling it both “serious and beautiful.” With hair (plumage?) like that, they’re not kidding! 

 

Pawmi: Electric-type

Pawmi is a new Electric-type that’s filling the common niche of being inspired by Pikachu – just look at those cheeks! This Mouse Pokémon not only stores energy there, it also has special organs in its forepaws that can discharge that electricity. It’s known to rub its cheeks, and then shock opponents by touching them with those paws.

 

Lechonk: Normal-type

Our first Normal-type of the game is Lechonk, the Hog Pokémon. Lechonk is known to sniff out fragrant grasses and rich berries, and that diet has given it something of an herbal aroma that Bug-types dislike. It’s also known for charging forward when frightened, and though they look fat, all that weight is actually muscle built up from wandering around in search of food.

 

Smoliv: Grass/Normal-type

The oil that seeps from Smoliv’s head is notoriously bitter and unsuitable for consumption, but can be shot at foes to slow them down when the Olive Pokémon gets frightened. That oil also stores plenty of nutrients for Smoliv, letting it go for up to a week without eating or drinking.

 

Cetitan: Ice-type

Cetitan, the Terra Whale Pokémon (a.k.a: a land whale), can dish out powerful attacks while also keeping itself steady. The official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site mentions that “Cetitan need to have tough muscles to be able to support their immense bodies, and physical attacks using their bodies have incredible power. They also migrate around the snowy regions, protected by a thick layer of subcutaneous fat. A Cetitan has five hard horns.​ Among them, the horn on the upper jaw is able to gather ice energy, making the surrounding temperature extremely low and freezing the area around the Pokémon.”​

 

Cyclizar: Dragon/Normal-type

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Legendary Pokémon aren’t the only vehicle-based Pokémon that you buddy up with to trek through Paldea. Cyclizar, the Mount Pokémon, can sprint across distances with ease. The official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site details, “[t]his Pokémon has lived in many households in the Paldea region since ancient times. It has a mild disposition, and people riding Cyclizar are a very common sight. It appears Cyclizar don’t mind being ridden because the warmth of a rider helps stave off the cold.​ Cyclizar can sprint at over 70 mph while carrying a human. Its extremely hard head and thick, lithe tail are not only useful for maintaining balance and absorbing shocks while sprinting—they also provide effective ways to attack during battles.”

 

Fidough: Fairy-type

Adorable and handy in the kitchen, Fidough is one loaf of a Puppy Pokémon. Its bread and pastry dough appearance has plenty of uses. According to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, “Fidough’s moist, smooth skin has elastic qualities and is both firm and soft at the same time. When these Pokémon become excited, they intimidate their opponents by puffing up their bodies to appear bigger. Fidough ferments things in its vicinity using the yeast in its breath. Said yeast is useful for cooking, so this Pokémon has been protected by people since long ago.”

 

Grafaiai: Poison/Normal-type

Grafaiai, the Toxic Monkey Pokémon, is rather artistic. The official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site details that, “Grafaiai is nocturnal. Once the sun sets, it licks its hands and fingers to cover them in poison, then uses them to draw patterns on the trees in its territory. The poisonous saliva it uses to paint paralyzes Bug Pokémon, which are drawn to the saliva’s sweet, fragrant scent. When dawn draws near, Grafaiai goes to collect any incapacitated prey. This Pokémon specializes in using its poisonous saliva—which changes color depending on what the Pokémon eats—to attack foes by spitting at them or by slashing at them after coating its claws with the saliva. When Grafaiai senses danger, its poison rapidly becomes concentrated, resulting in a potent toxin that, once absorbed, will immobilize a victim for three whole days.”

 

Farigiraf: Normal/Psychic-type

Girafarig are not only present in the Paldea region, but they can also evolve into Farigiraf.  As described on the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, “[a]s a result of its Evolution, the head of its main body and the head from its tail have become one. Both of Farigiraf’s brains are connected through thick nerves, increasing its psychic energy, and it can emit psychic waves from the antennae on its head. It’s always mindful of its surroundings, and while it can detect danger in an instant, there are times when its body cannot react as fast as its two brains can think.​ The thick, sturdy head from its tail provides good defense for the head of the main body. When the head from its tail closes its mouth, Farigiraf whips its long neck around in an attack that deals brutal physical damage. The force of this attack is said to be able to pulverize stone and crush steel beams.​”

 

Bellibolt: Electric-type

Bellibolt is a squishy EleFrog Pokémon that is not only cute, but electrifying! The official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site states that “Bellibolt expands and contracts its elastic body to generate electricity in an organ that looks like a belly button. The huge amount of electricity generated this way is then discharged from the two bumps on either side of its head that resemble eyeballs. Its actual eyes are adorably small and round, so when it tries to be intimidating, it puts the eyelike bumps to good use.​ It is difficult to train Bellibolt to initiate a battle without it being attacked first.​ After the sun sets, you can hear strange noises coming from Bellibolt’s habitat. This noise is not Bellibolt’s cries, but a sound emitting from their stomachs–it is known that this sound signals that they are hungry.​”

 

Klwaf: Rock-type

A sedimentary crusty crustacean, Klawf, can get the drop on you and your Pokémon if you’re not paying attention! According to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, “Klawf can rotate its protruding eyeballs to see everything around it, eliminating all blind spots. It latches upside down onto cliffs to ambush its prey from above. However, Klawf eventually gets dizzy from the blood rushing to its head, so it can’t stay upside down too long.” Due to this behavior, it’s been categorized as an Ambush Pokémon. Plus, keep in mind that “Klawf’s claws can hold onto things very tightly, not letting prey go once within its grasp. It uses one claw to hold its opponent in place while using the other to break its guard and hit it where it hurts. Even if a Klawf loses a claw in battle or elsewhere, it will grow back after a while. In certain parts of the Paldea region, Klawf claws are considered a valuable cooking ingredient.”

 

Greavard: Ghost-type

Another dog Pokémon can be found in Paldea. This one, however, is a Ghost Dog Pokékmon! Greavard is an adorable doggo that just wants to play and accidentally sucks the life-force out of you. What’s not to love? On the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, it states that “[n]ormally, Greavard barely moves, resting peacefully underground. It pokes the topmost part of its head above ground and lights an eerie glow at its tip, then waits for someone to approach. When a person draws near, Greavard jumps out of the ground while letting out a spooky cry that would startle most unsuspecting people. However, it doesn’t appear to do this with ill intent. Greavard has such a friendly and affectionate personality that paying it even the slightest bit of attention will make it so overjoyed that it will follow you wherever you go. Of all the Pokémon residing in the Paldea region, it is known to be especially easy to befriend. ​However, Greavard will slowly and inadvertently absorb the life-force of those around it, so it’s best not to play with it too much.”

 

Gimmighoul (Chest Form): Ghost-type

This antique chest isn’t just a treasure trove of gold, it contains a Pokémon and its hoard of coins! Meet, Gimmighoul, specifically Gimmighoul (Chest Form). This version of Gimmighoul has the Ghost-type Pokémon hiding in a treasure chest. “While this provides them with a solid defense, the treasure chest’s weight causes Gimmighoul to move slowly, making travel difficult. It is not uncommon for Chest Form Gimmighoul to be mistaken for an antique and taken home or sold to an antique store.” The official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site also notes that “[w]hen Gimmighoul senses a person or Pokémon draw near, it ambushes them. It then uses ghost energy to control its target, forcing them to collect coins. Because it often hides in warehouses, shop corners, and other places people and Pokémon don’t frequent, it tends to keep persistent control of those it does manage to encounter.​”

Gimmighoul has another form, classified as Gimmighoul (Roaming Form) by Professor Willow in Pokémon GO.

 

 

According to Mr. Jacq, your homeroom teacher (Professor?) in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, this form of Gimmighoul doesn’t hide in a treasure chest. In fact, it roams throughout Paldea carrying a single coin. If a Trainer gets close to it, it’ll quickly flee. So far, not a single Trainer in all of a Paldea has caught one. Weirdly enough, Gimmighoul (Roaming Form) has been spotted in Pokémon GO, but will only follow Trainers after collecting some mysterious coins from gold-colored PokéStops.

 

Paldean Wooper: Poison/Ground-type

 

 

Just like Alola and Galar, there are Paldean forms of previously discovered Pokémon. According to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, “In ancient times, Wooper lived underwater in the Paldea region. But it seems after losing in a struggle for territory, they began living in bogs on land.​ To keep from drying out while living on land, they began to cover their bodies with a poisonous film. These Wooper’s gills have hardened thanks to living on land for so long. Their bodies are heavy and they move slowly, but they can protect themselves by shooting powerful poisonous liquid from their gills.​ You may see poisoned Pokémon in areas where these Wooper live.”

 

Wiglett: Water-type

 

 

Is that a Diglett? More specifically, a Paldean Diglett? Well, not exactly! While Wiglett looks awfully similar to Diglett, it’s in fact a new species of Pokémon. According to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, “Wiglett pokes a part of its body out of the sand to feed in the ocean. It’s still unclear what the rest of its body hidden in the sand is like or how long it might be.” Not only that, but Wiglett has quite the talent! “Boasting an exceptional sense of smell, Wiglett is able to pick up scents from over 60 feet away.​ It has a skittish disposition and is constantly cautious of its surroundings. When it notices the scent of other Pokémon, Wiglett burrows into the sand to conceal itself.​”

 

Armarouge: Fire/Psychic-type

Known as the Fire Warrior Pokémon, Armarouge gets its Psychic power thanks to its armor. According to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, “Armarouge’s set of armor belonged to a distinguished warrior, and is the source of the energy used for its Psychic-type moves. It also uses the psychic capabilities of this armor to control the fire energy within its body and unleash attacks.” Also, “Armarouge believes in a fair fight and will challenge an opponent head-on no matter how much stronger that opponent is. It specializes in using its sturdy armor to bolster its defenses and take down enemies with its high firepower.”

If you want to add Armarouge to your team, keep in mind that this Pokémon is exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.

 

Ceruledge: Fire/Ghost-type

Ceruledge may look similar to Armarouge, but differs in fighting styles. Its armor doesn’t give it Psychic powers, instead, its arm-like blades give its Fire/Ghost-type classification. According to the official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet site, “Ceruledge dons an old set of armor steeped in grudges and wields blades made of fire and ghost energy. In battle, these blades transform into great swords to increase Ceruledge’s power. Cuts from these great swords leave wounds from which life energy will flow. Ceruledge prefers close-quarters combat and isn’t above using tactics such as sneak attacks and surprise attacks to win a battle. It uses its quick movements to capitalize on its opponent’s blind spots, then closes the distance to slash its opponent with its large blades.”

Since Ceruledge is a bit of a foil to Armarouge, you’ll only find Ceruledge in Pokémon Violet. So start your journey with that version, or find someone willing to make a trade!

 

Koraidon: Type unknown


 

Koraidon is not only our first confirmed verison exclusive Pokémon, it’s also the Legendary Pokémon that will be on the box for Pokémon Scarlet. Not much is known about Koraidon, but its design seems to evoke dinosaurs. Could this hint at a connection to the ancient past?

 

Miraidon: Type unknown

 

 

Miraidon is the Legendary Pokémon appearing on the box for Pokémon Violet, and will be exclusive to that version. Its design has futuristic elements and an electric motif, which sees it contrasting Koraidon. What could the future of the series hold in store for this mysterious duo?

 

The Monster Known as Great Tusk and The Monster Known as Iron Treads

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there are special expedition records that contain information about Pokémon found in an uncharted area of the Paldea region. Each game version will have its own book (The Scarlet Book for Pokémon Scarlet and The Violet Book for Pokémon Violet), and each book discusses a different “The Monster Known as…” creature.

For Pokémon Scarlet, Trainers will read about The Monster Known as Great Tusk and “how this savage monster attacked the expedition team with its large body and tusks, mortally wounding one of the explorers.”

 

 

For Pokémon Violet, Trainers will learn about The Monster Known as Iron Treads and it’s said: “that when this monster curls its body and rolls to attack, it leaves a trail gouged into the ground, as if it had scorched the earth.”

 

 

Due to these different “Monsters” being associated with different, version exclusive books, it’s assumed that they’ll be exclusive to their respective game.

 

Look forward to meeting all these new Pokémon when Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launch worldwide on November 18th!

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.