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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Every Version Exclusive Pokémon

Check the version exclusive Pokémon before you commit to buying Scarlet or Violet.

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Key Takeaway

There are 48 version-exclusive Pokémon, with 24 in Pokémon Scarlet and 24 in Pokémon Violet.

It’s always a good idea to look up the version exclusive Pokémon before purchasing one of the main series games. In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, there are some differences in what you can catch based on the version you get.

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    Pokémon Scarlet Version Exclusive Pokémon

    Player riding Koraidon.

    There are 24 Pokémon that only appear in Pokémon Scarlet. This is out of the 400 total Pokémon in the Paldean Regional Pokédex. Here’s a list of the 24 Scarlet-only pocket monsters:

    • Paldean Tauros (Blaze Breed)
    • Larvitar
    • Pupitar
    • Tyranitar
    • Drifloon
    • Drifblim
    • Stunky
    • Skuntank
    • Deino
    • Zweilous
    • Hydreigon
    • Skrelp
    • Dragalge
    • Oranguru
    • Stonjourner
    • Great Tusk
    • Brute Bonnet
    • Sandy Shocks
    • Scream Tail
    • Flutter Mane
    • Slither Wing
    • Roaring Moon
    • Koraidon
    • Armarouge

    Pokémon Violet Version Exclusive Pokémon

    Player riding Miraidon.

    There are also 24 Pokémon that are versions exclusive to Pokémon Violet. As such, there is an equal amount of them as in Pokémon Scarlet. Here’s a list of the 24 Violet-only pocket monsters:

    • Paldean Tauros (Aqua Breed)
    • Misdreavus
    • Mismagius
    • Gulpin
    • Swalot
    • Bagon
    • Shelgon
    • Salamence
    • Clauncher
    • Clawitzer
    • Passimian
    • Eiscue
    • Dreepy
    • Drakloak
    • Dragapult
    • Iron Treads
    • Iron Moth
    • Iron Hands
    • Iron Jugulis
    • Iron Thorns
    • Iron Bundle
    • Iron Valiant
    • Miraidon
    • Ceruledge