Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starts the ninth generation of the Pokemon franchise. With all new regions in Pokemon, there are new and exciting creatures to discover, so grab your gear and get ready to head out to Gen IX’s Paldea region. There are new legendaries, regional variants, and Pokemon for trainers to find.
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Pokemon of the Paldea Region
|Grass Cat Pokémon||Grass||Overgrow|
Scarlet and Violet’s Grass-type starter from the Paldea region, Sprigatito is a fickle and cranky creature known for its spiteful and jealous disposition. Despite its sour attitude, Spirgatito has a sweet smell that draws in those around it and fluffy fur that absorbs moisture. Grooming lets this little partner wet its body.
|Fire Croc Pokémon||Fire||Blaze|
The fire starter of the ninth generation in Pokemon, Fuecoco, loves to relax and take things at its own pace. You’ll often find it eating a tasty treat. The one thing that motivates Fuecoco to move is a snack, which sends it into a frenzy. This starter’s body is also suited to store fire. Fuecoco’s scales absorb heat from the sun, converting it into fire energy, while the flickering atop its head spouts excess fire when the croc gets too excited.
Quaxly is the final member of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starters trio. This serious duckling is neat, prim, and proper. You’ll often find this duck in the water maintaining its coif. Quaxly spends plenty of time grooming to look their best on the field. Don’t let Quaxly’s vanity fool you, though. Its powerful legs let it swim through harsh currents and put up a fight in battle.
Koraidon is Pokemon Scarlet’s exclusive legendary. Researchers know little about this mystical creature, and its origins are a mystery. We know that Scarlet represents the past, so this Pokemon will likely connect to Pokemon coming from back in time.
Miraidon serves as Pokemon Violet’s legendary Pokemon. While we don’t know much about this futuristic mythical creature, we assume that this monster is powerful, outclassing the average Pokemon.
|Fire Warrior Pokémon||Fire/Psychic||Flash Flare|
Another Scarlet exclusive legendary, Armarouge, takes the mantle of the Fire Warrior Pokemon. This Pokemon uses its armor to use Psychic-type moves and control fire from within its body. This honorable Pokemon never backs down from a head-on challenge, even if outclassed.
Are you looking for an Electric-type Pokemon to join you on your journey through the Paldea region? Say hello to Bellibolt, the EleFrog Pokemon. Bellibolt stores electricity in its stretchy body, expanding to generate power. Once it has enough power, it’ll discharge energy from the eye-like bumps on the side of its head. Getting Bellibolt to fight may take some time, though. As a laid-back Pokemon, Bellibolt rarely initiates battles, only retaliating when injured. When it does battle, however, its Electromorphosis lets it charge Electric-type moves each time it gets attacked.
|Fire Blades Pokémon||Fire/Ghost||Flash Fire|
Another legendary Pokemon in Violet, Ceruledge, is known throughout the Paldea region as the Fire Blades Pokemon. The flaming swords Ceruledge conjures can absorb life energy with attacks. This Pokemon prefers to battle in close-quarters scenarios and doesn’t mind ambushing opponents to gain the upper hand. Ceruledge will also target blind spots in a battle to close the distance between you.
|Terra Whale Pokémon||Ice||Thick Fat / Slush Rush|
The walking whale, Cetitan, is a walking tank. Strong muscles and thick blubber protect this Ice type from physical attacks. Cetitan frequent snowy regions, and this Pokemon is unaffected by the cold thanks to their layered fat. The offensive options for Cetitan are impressive, with five hard horns on its jaw and head. The center horn can even store ice energy and freeze the surrounding area!
|Mount Pokémon||Dragon/Normal||Shed Skin|
Cyclizar, the Mount Pokemon, is a household favorite in the Paldea region. Thanks to its relaxed temperament, the people of Paldea often tame and ride these critters. Cyclizar can run up to 70 miles an hour, even with a human on its back. The head and tail on this Pokemon are hard and excellent for use in battle.
|Long Neck Pokémon||Normal/Psychic||Chud Chew / Armor Tail|
The Paldea region’s Girafarig has an evolution! When it evolves into Farigiraf, the Long Neck Pokemon’s two brains connect to improve Psychic attacks and energy output. The head from its tail now works as an offensive and defensive addition as part of the main body. This second head often improves attacks and shields Farigiraf from damage. Its Armor Tail ability stops opponents from using priority moves! Farigiraf also has Cud Chew. This move lets it eat the same berry again one turn after the first use.
|Puppy Pokémon||Fairy||Own Tempo|
Few Pokemon are as cute as Fidough, the Puppy Pokemon. Thanks to its moist and smooth skin, this creature is elastic and firm simultaneously, letting it stretch. Rile this pup up, and it’ll puff up to look bigger. Fidough uses the yeast in its breath to ferment food for cooking and is a kitchen companion in Paldea.
Gimmighoul (Chest Form)
|Coin Chest Pokémon||Ghost||Rattled|
Gimmighoul likes to hide in chests scattered across the Paldea region. While these chests offer great protection, they make it hard for this tiny Pokemon to move around. Thanks to its Ghost-type powers, it can also control others and force them to deposit coins into the chest it calls home, building upon its disguise. You’ll likely find the Coin Chest Pokemon hiding in areas most people don’t visit often, like dark alleys or warehouses. Gimmighoul can also take on a Roaming Form outside of its chest, where the tiny Pokemon carries a coin on its back
|Toxic Monkey Pokémon||Poison/Normal||Unburden / Poison Touch|
Not all Pokemon are friendly. Grafaiai is a nocturnal Pokemon known for its moody behavior and particular tastes. Everything has to be just right to please this Pokemon. Because of its specific need for perfection, Grafaiai often fights with other Pokemon. When it does fight, watch out for its poisonous saliva! Grafaiai uses its sweet-smelling saliva to draw prey in, collecting those caught in its traps each morning.
|Ghost Dog Pokémon||Ghost||Pickup|
Greavard often lurks underground with only the candle wick on its head popping out of the sand. Once a person gets close, this Ghost-type canine will hop up and cry out for attention. As one of the friendliest residents of the Paldea region, Greavard loves people and gets lonely easily. This Pokemon gets excited about even a little attention, but because this creature absorbs the life-force of those nearby, it’s best to make play sessions short.
|Ambush Pokémon||Rock||Anger Shell / Armor Shell|
Not many Pokemon can become one with the environment, but Klawf sure does. The Ambush Pokemon is a Rock type that often latches on to walls and disguises itself as part of the landscape. While hiding, Klawf rotates its eyes to keep tabs on nearby Pokemon. Klawf has powerful claws that trap prey in its clutches, but they can fall off. When claws go missing, Klawf regrows them over time, with the people of Paldea using its appendages as cooking ingredients.
|Hog Pokémon||Normal||Aroma Veil / Gluttony|
Is there anything better than a round little piglet? It’s hard to argue when the Normal type, Lechonk is around. This adorable mud-puppy uses that big snout to sniff out wild grasses and rich berries. Thanks to its natural odor, Bug-type Pokemon won’t bother Lechonk while grazing in the fields. This piggie may be round, but don’t let the shape fool you; that’s mostly muscle! Lechonk is a solid fighter but often loses its nerve when the going gets tough, so don’t let the tough get going!
|Mouse Pokémon||Electric||Static / Natural Cure|
Every generation has an Electric type Mouse Pokemon, and Pawmi takes that mantle up in Scarlet and Violet. Like other electric mouse Pokemon, Pawmi stores electricity in the sacks on its cheeks. Once it stores up power, it uses its beefy forearms to discharge. Be careful if you want to jump on this cute little Electric-type! Pawmi is known to store electricity up in their cheeks for self-defense.
|Olive Pokémon||Grass/Normal||Early Bird|
If you want an anxiety-ridden olive on your team this generation, Smoliv might be your partner. This Olive Pokemon secretes bitter oils that come from its head, but don’t eat them raw! Smolive oil needs treatment if you want to eat it! Smolive tries to avoid battle and relax in the sun, often frequenting areas without shade. Try not to make sudden moves around this Pokemon, as it’s jumpy!
|Garden Eel Pokémon||Water||Gooey/Rattled|
The Garden Eel Pokémon may resemble Diglett, but they’re two different species. Wiglett pokes its head out of the sand to feed in the sea but hides most of its body below the surface. Wiglett’s length remains a mystery, but they have a fantastic sense of smell and use it to avoid other Pokémon.
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