Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players will have to do a bit of trading or doing multiplayer to get every Pokemon in the Paldea Pokedex. Like every main series Pokemon game (except for Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which was a standalone game), Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet have slightly different sets of Pokemon. Each game has about two dozen exclusive Pokemon, including some Pokemon from previous Pokemon games and a few unique Pokemon. Of course, the Mascot Legendary Pokemon Koraidon and Miraidon are also unique to their respective Pokemon games. Each game also has a unique set of “Paradox Pokemon” that can’t be found until late in the game when players investigate the mysterious Area Zero.
Every Pokemon is exclusive to this Pokemon Scarlet:
- Tauros (Paldian form – Variant of Fighting/Fire type)
- Larvitar Line (Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar)
- Drifloon Line (Drifloon, Drifblim)
- Stunky Line (Sunky, Skuntank)
- Deino Line (Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon)
- Skrelp Line (Skrelp, Dragalge)
- Paradox Pokemon – Great Tusk, Brute Bonnet, Sandy Shocks, Scream Tail, Flutter Mane, Slither Wing, Roaring Moon
And every Pokemon is exclusive to this Pokémon Violet:
- Tauros (Paldean Form – Fighting/Water-type variant)
- Misdreavus Line (Misdreavus, Mismagius)
- Gulpin Line (Gulpin, Swalot)
- Bagon Line (Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence)
- Clauncher Line (Clauncher, Clawitzer)
- Dreepy line (Dreepy, Draklock, Dragapult)
- Paradox Pokemon – Iron Treads, Iron Moth, Iron Hands, Iron Jugulis, Iron Thorns, Iron Bundle, Iron Valiant
We will note that both Pokemon games also have a third Paldean Tauros in them. The normal Paldean Tauros (a Fighting-type Pokemon) can be found relatively early in the game.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is now available on Nintendo Switch. You can read our review of the game here.