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The next generation of Pokémon is here! Pokémon Scarlet & Violet kick off the ninth generation of the Pokémon RPGs with a few significant changes, including a wholly open world and the chance to tackle the Gyms in whatever order you see fit! But before you dive into the vast Paldea region, budding Trainers first need to decide whether they'll be Team Scarlet or Team Violet.

Like with most Pokémon games, the biggest difference will be the list of version-exclusive Pokémon, but Scarlet & Violet are also introducing a few other differences depending on what version you pick up.

To find out exactly what you're getting in each version of Generation IX, read on.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - Version-Exclusive Pokémon List

Here, you'll find a list of all of Pokémon exclusive to each version (thanks to Serebii for early confirmation of several):

Pokémon Scarlet Exclusives

Appearance Name Paldean Pokédex # Where to find
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Drifloon 143 In mountains and towns, in the evening or at night
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Drifblim 144 Evolves from Drifloon at level 28
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Armarouge 166 Use the Auspicious Armor on Charcadet
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Tauros (Fighting/Fire type) 223 East Province (Area Three), Asado Desert, Zapapico
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Stunky 226 West Province (Area Two), South Province (Area Five)
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Skuntank 227 Evolves from Skuntank at level 34
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Oranguru 313 North Province (Area Two), Casseroya Lake, Tagtree Thicket
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Larvitar 316 West Province (Area One), Alfornada Caves
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Pupitar 317 Evolves from Larvitar at level 30
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Tyranitar 318 Evolves from Pupitar at level 55
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Stonjourner 319 Asado Desert
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Skrelp 337 In the ocean
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Dragalge 338 Evolves from Skrelp at level 48
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Deino 370 Alfornada Caves, Glaseado Mountains, North Province (Area Two), East Province (Area Three)
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Zweilous 371 Evolves from Deino at level 50
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Hydreigon 372 Evolves from Zweilous at level 64
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Great Tusk 376 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Scream Tail 377 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Brute Bonnet 378 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Flutter Mane 379 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Slither Wing 380 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Sandy Shocks 381 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Roaring Moon 397 Area Zero (Post-Game)
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Koraidon 399 Finish main story

Pokémon Violet Exclusives

Appearance Name Paldean Pokédex # Where to find
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Misdreavus 114 Night: West Province (Area One)
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Mismagius 115 Use Dusk Stone on Misdreavus
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Gulpin 139 South Province (Area Three), East Province (Area One)
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Swalot 140 Evolves from Gulpin at level 26
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Ceruledge 167 Use the Malicious Armor on Charcadet
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Tauros (Fighting/Water type) 223 East Province (Area Three), Asado Desert, Zapapico
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Bagon 276 West Province (Area One) in cave
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Shelgon 277 North Province (Area Two), Casseroya Lake, Tagtree Thicket
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Salamence 278 West Province (Area One), Alfornada Caves
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Dreepy 305 South Province (Area Six)
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Drakloak 306 Evolves from Dreepy at level 50
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Dragapult 307 Evolves from Dragapult at level 60
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Passimian 314 North Province (Area Two), Casseroya Lake, Tagtree Thicket
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Eiscue 320
North Province (Area Three)
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Clauncher 339
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Clawitzer 340
Evolves from Clauncher at level 37. South Province (Area Six)
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Iron Treads
382
Area Zero (Post-Game)
Iron Bundle 383 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Iron Hands 384 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Iron Jugulis 385 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Iron Moth 386 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Iron Thorns 387 Area Zero (Post-Game)
Iron Valiant 398 Area Zero (Post-Game)
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Miraidon 400
Finish main story

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - What Are The Differences?

Pokémon Professors

For the first time in the series' history, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are introducing version-exclusive professors.

If you pick up Pokémon Scarlet, your Pokémon Professor will be Sada. If Violet is more your thing, you'll be greeted by Professor Turo.

World and story themes

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet are themed around time. Scarlet embodies the past, while Violet looks to the future.

You might have already noticed these things just looking at Sada and Turo, but Sada is wearing cavewoman-like attire, and Turo is wearing a skintight bodysuit under that lab coat. Also, their names are pretty important! Sada comes from pasada, the Spanish word for past, while Turo comes from futuro, the Spanish word for future.

Plus, those legendaries certainly have a few visual differences. Koraidon, Scarlet's legendary, looks like a prehistoric bird-like dinosaur. Miraidon is a metallic lizard with pixelated eyes.

This theme continues into the Paradox Pokémon — a brand-new type of monster to catch in the Scarlet and Violet games, which you can read more about here (spoiler warning for late- and post-game content!):

The legendaries' forms

Box art legendaries are the standard in the Pokémon series, but Koraidon and Miraidon have many more differences than their colours and initial appearances. Each legendary has a different form to help with travelling across the many different terrains of the Paldea region — Koraidon's are all 'Builds' while Miraidon's are all 'Modes', again emphasising that past vs future theme the games are going for.

Bikes

Many people noticed that Koraidon and Miraidon seemed to have wheels in their designs when they were first revealed, but we now officially know that both Pokémon can turn into bikes!

Our prehistoric dragon, Koraidon, turns into Sprinting Build Koraidon, a motorbike-looking ride that (for some reason) doesn't use its wheels! Miraidon, however, transforms into 'Drive Mode Miraidon', and it looks like a very sleek jet bike and uses 'energy' to accelerate.

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Water

Again, your water transportation will look entirely different depending on whether you have Scarlet (Koraidon) or Violet (Miraidon).

Koraidon's 'Swimming Build' puffs up its front wheel (or throat) to use as a floatation device, and it uses its powerful legs to paddle across the water. Miraidon's 'Aquatic Mode' looks like it could come out of a futuristic Wave Race game and uses its jet engines on its legs to move in the water.

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Gliding

And, being dragons, these two can fly! Or glide, at least. And to match their past and future theming, each legendary has a specific form it takes when taking to the skies.

Our Scarlet mascot, Koraidon, unravels its tendrils to reveal some grand wings on its head, which it uses to soar through the air for its 'Gliding Build', making it look even more like a prehistoric bird. Miraidon, on the other hand, looks like a glider fit for James Bond, as 'Glide Mode' makes its antennae extend and spread out what The Pokémon Company calls "a membrane of energy".

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Your school

In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, your character goes to a prestigious school in the Paldea region. Age isn't an issue, and everyone there is attending to learn more about Pokémon. But there are some pretty key differences depending on whether you're more partial to the colour red or purple.

Name and emblem

While the school will always be situated in the Paldea region's largest city — Mesagoza — the name of the school your character attends, and its emblem will be totally different.

If you pick up Scarlet Version, then you'll attend the Naranja Academy. In Violet Version, your school is called the Uva Academy. If you know your Spanish, then you know these translate to the 'Orange Academy' and 'Grape Academy', respectively.

Of course, it wouldn't be a unique school without a unique colour scheme and an emblem. The Naranja Academy has an orange emblem in a rich orange and gold colour, while the Uva Academy's is proudly purple and silver, and embellished with a bunch of grapes.

Uniform

In Pokémon Scarlet, your basic uniform has a blue hat, orange tie, and orange striped shorts. Your shoes are black (with a matching backpack), and your socks are white with an orange stripe. In Pokémon Violet, swap the orange for purple, the black for brown, and the blue hat for a white one, as well as black socks with a yellow stripe.

There are four options for the uniform, however — Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. These vary from shorts to trousers, and will provide you with different coats and jackets.

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If you don't like the base outfit, don't worry! Customisation is back, and you'll be able to buy new clothes and change your outfit throughout the game.

Your character isn't the only one with a colour-coded outfit, either. Clavell, the director of your academy, has a different coloured suit depending on your version. Again, Scarlet's is a burning orangey-red colour, while Violet's is a rich purple. Team Star will also don the appropriate colour depending on your version, too!

The Scarlet Book and Violet Book

The Scarlet Book and Violet Book are version-exclusive items that contain records from an expedition taken long, long ago. Among these records, Great Tusk and Iron Treads have been documented with sketches and photos.

The Scarlet Book is exclusive to Scarlet, and the Violet Book is only available in Violet. As well as that, Great Tusk is only detailed in the Scarlet Book, while Iron Treads is only written about in the Violet Book.

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Make sure to bookmark our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet walkthrough for all the guides, hints, and tips you'll need to make your Paldean adventure a good one!