On February 27, a Pokémon Presents broadcast revealed the names and starters for Gen 9. We look forward to playing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet sometime in 2022 and seeing all of the new Pokémon made for this game. We’ve already seen a number of new and returning Pokémon and have created a list by scouring The Pokémon website, trailers, and promos.
How many Pokémon are in Scarlet and Violet?
The Pokémon Company has not revealed how many Pokémon are in Scarlet and Violet just yet, but we do know that as with the infamous Dexit from Pokémon Sword and Shield not all Pokémon from previous generations will be included. This will be the norm going forward with mainline Pokémon games. We’ll keep our ears to the ground and will update when we learn more.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Who are the starters?
As always, we have a Grass, Fire, and Water starter for Gen 9. They are Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. As of yet, their evolutions have not been announced, so we do not know what other typings they might turn into as they reach their final states.
New Pokémon spotted so far
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A number of new Pokémon species have already been shown off in trailers and on the official Pokémon website. Here are all of the new ones we know of so far.
|Sprigatito||Grass||Produces a sweet smell that make opponents not want to battle. Bathes in sunlight to produce energy.|
|Fuecoco||Fire||A crocodile with hot scales and fire leaking from its head. When excited, more flames come out.|
|Quaxly||Water||A little duckling with strong legs from swimming. The blue coif on top is made of a gel that comes from its feathers.|
|Pawmi||Electric||A small rodent Pokémon similar to Pikachu who generates electricity by rubbing its cheeks.|
|Lechonk||Normal||A black pig Pokémon that gives off an unpleasant smell and though it appears fat is mostly muscle.|
|Smoliv||Grass/Normal||A small plant creature that produces a bitter olive on its head. It can shoot oil to slow down opponents.|
|Cetitan||Ice||The Terra Whale Pokémon that needs to have a lot of muscle to for their large bodies.|
|Wooper (Paldean)||Poison/Ground||To keep from drying out while living on land, they began to cover their bodies with a poisonous film.|
|Fidough||Fairy||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.|
|Grafaiai||Poison/Normal||The toxic monkey Pokémon that marks its territory with colorful markings.|
|Klawf||Rock||A crab Pokémon with powerful claws.|
|Armarouge||Fire/Psychic||A being encased in armor that can only be caught in Scarlet|
|Ceruledge||Fire/Ghost||A being encased in armor that you can only catch in Violet.|
|Wiglett||Water||A new Pokémon that looks somewhat like Diglett. It’s a Garden Eel that is found on the beach.|
|Farigiraf||Normal / Psychic||The evolution that comes after Girafarig. The head of its tail combines with its own head.|
|Cylcizar||Dragon/Normal||The Mount Pokémon that can sprint at over 70 mph while carrying a human rider. It looks like it’s probably a pre-evolution for Koraidon and Miraidon.|
|Koraidon||Unconfirmed||The main Legendary for Scarlet.|
|Miraidon||Unconfirmed||The main Legendary for Violet.|
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet All confirmed Pokémon so far
These are all of the Pokémon we discovered by scouring trailers, the Pokémon website, and other official posts. We’ll update as we learn of additional Pokémon in the games. This list is in alphabetical order and numbers used are simply to help keep track of how many have been revealed so far, not Pokédex numbers.
- Hisuian Zoroark
- Koraidon (Legendary)
- Miraidon (Legendary)
- Wooper (Paldean)
So many Mons
The Paldean region is shaping up to be a very exciting place filled with new and familiar creatures. There are undoubtedly hundreds more Pokémon yet to be announced for Scarlet and Violet. We’ll keep our eyes out and will update as we learn more but we’re excited for the game’s anticipated release on November 18.