New Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The Paldea region brings all-new Pokémon to discover, capture, and train in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

A new Pokémon generation is on the way this year as we enter the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. With any new region comes a raft of new creatures to capture. We’ve put together a roundup of all new Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet with the details we know so far about them.

New Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

We’ve split our guide to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon into two sectors: one for entirely new creatures and one for regional variants of existing ones. Here are all the new Pokémon you’ll be adding to your Pokédex in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, starting with the three new starters.

Sprigatito (Starter)

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  • Type: Grass
  • Category: Grass Cat Pokémon
  • Height: 1’14”
  • Weight: 9 lbs
  • Ability: Overgrow

Description: Capricious and attention seeking, it may sulk if it sees its Trainer giving attention to a Pokémon other than itself.

Fuecoco (Starter)

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  • Type: Fire
  • Category: Fire Croc Pokémon
  • Height: 1’4”
  • Weight: 21.6 lbs
  • Ability: Blaze

Description: Fuecoco is laid-back and does things at its own pace. It loves to eat, and it will sprint toward any food it finds with a glint in its eye.

Quaxly (Starter)

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  • Type: Water
  • Category: Duckling Pokémon
  • Height: 1’8”
  • Weight: 13.4 lbs
  • Ability: Torrent

Description: This serious-mannered Pokémon will follow in its Trainer’s wake. It’s tidy, and it especially dislikes getting its head dirty.

Koraidon (Legendary)

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  • Type: Unknown
  • Category: Unknown
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Ability: Unknown

Description: Koraidon is a Legendary Pokémon you can meet in Pokémon Scarlet, and Miraidon is a Legendary Pokémon you can meet in Pokémon Violet. These two Pokémon are said to have powers that far surpass those of other Pokémon, but details about Koraidon and Miraidon are still shrouded in mystery.

Miraidon (Legendary)

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  • Type: Unknown
  • Category: Unknown
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Ability: Unknown

Description: Koraidon is a Legendary Pokémon you can meet in Pokémon Scarlet, and Miraidon is a Legendary Pokémon you can meet in Pokémon Violet. These two Pokémon are said to have powers that far surpass those of other Pokémon, but details about Koraidon and Miraidon are still shrouded in mystery. 


Pokemon scarlet violet new pokemon cyclizar
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  • Type: Dragon/Normal
  • Category: Mount Pokémon
  • Height: 1.6m
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Ability: Shed Skin

Description: This 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 120 km/h 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.


New pokemon in pokemon scarlet violet lechonk
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  • Type: Normal
  • Category: Hog Pokémon
  • Height: 1’18”
  • Weight: 22.5 lbs
  • Ability: Aroma Veil / Gluttony

Description: Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that bug Pokémon dislike.

If attacked by an opponent and startled, it will charge forward in a panic. It may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food.

Lechonk is one of the Pokémon used by Nemona, your friend.


new pokemon in pokemon scarlet violet smoliv
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  • Type: Grass/Normal
  • Category: Olive Pokémon
  • Height: 1’
  • Weight: 14.3 lbs
  • Ability: Early Bird

Description: The oil that comes out of its head has a very strong bitter taste, and it is not suitable for consumption. When startled or attacked, Smoliv will shoot this oil out, slowing its opponent down. It will then seize that moment to run away.

In the fruit on its head, Smoliv stores oil made from nutrients it gathers through photosynthesis. As a result, it can go for a week without eating or drinking. It prefers dry and sunny climates, and it seems to spend its days sunbathing.

Smoliv is one of the Pokémon used by Nemona, your friend.


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  • Type: Electric
  • Category: Mouse Pokémon
  • Height: 1’
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs
  • Ability: Static / Natural Cure

Description: In addition to the electric sacs in its cheeks, Pawmi has electricity-discharging organs on its forepaws. It generates electricity by rubbing its cheeks, then it shocks its opponents by touching them with the pads on its forepaws.

Not only is the fur that covers its body good insulation against the cold, but it also serves the purpose of storing electricity. When it feels uneasy, this cautious Pokémon will begin rubbing its cheeks, preparing itself to discharge an electric shock.

Pawmi is one of the Pokémon used by Nemona, your friend.


New pokemon in Pokemon scarlet and violet fidough
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  • Type: Fairy
  • Category: Puppy Pokémon
  • Height: 1’
  • Weight: 24 lbs
  • Ability: Own Tempo

Description: 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.


pokemon scarlet violet new pokemon cetitan
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  • Type: Ice
  • Category: Terra Whale Pokémon
  • Height: 14’9”
  • Weight: 1,543.2 lbs
  • Ability: Thick Fat / Slush Rush

Description: 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.


New Pokemon Scarlet Violet armarouge
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  • Type: Fire/Psychic
  • Category: Fire Warrior Pokémon
  • Height: 4'11"
  • Weight: 187.4 lbs
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Description: 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. 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.


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  • Type: Fire/Ghost
  • Category: Fire Blades Pokémon
  • Height: 5'3"
  • Weight: 136.7 lbs
  • Ability: Flash Fire

Description: 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.


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  • Type: Poison/Normal
  • Category: Toxic Monkey Pokémon
  • Height: 2'4""
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Ability: Unburden/Poison Touch

Description: 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. 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.


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  • Type: Rock
  • Category: Ambush Pokémon
  • Height: 4'3"
  • Weight: 174.2 lbs
  • Ability: Anger Shell/Shell Armor

Description: 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. 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.


Pokemon Scarlet Violet Wiglett
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  • Type: Water/Rock
  • Category: Unknown
  • Height: Unknown
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Ability: Unknown

Description: Unknown. A new evolution of Diglett adapted for the ocean.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Paldean Regional forms

Regional forms are new versions of existing Pokémon from other regions. They tend to have adjusted types and feature alternate looks to fit their habitat.

Paldean Wooper

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  • Type: Poison/Ground
  • Category: Poison Fish Pokémon
  • Height: 1’4”
  • Weight: 24.3 lbs
  • Ability: Poison Point / Water Absorb

Paldean Wiglet

Description: 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.

We’ll do our best to update this guide as more new Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are confirmed. Which new Paldean Pokémon is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video games stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at, or catch him on Twitter.

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