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Pokémon Violet and Scarlet version exclusives list

Which Pokémon are exclusive to Pokémon Violet or Scarlet?

Miraidon and Kuraidon over an image of the school in Violet and Scarlet Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak/Nintendo, The Pokémon Company
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Just like any other Pokémon game, Pokémon Violet and Scarlet have version-exclusive Pokémon that you can only catch in one game or the other.

Splitting Pokémon up by game can make deciding which of the two to purchase a hard (or maybe easy) decision, so to make sure you grab the version that suits your tastes the most, we’ve compiled a list of all the Pokémon confirmed to only be in one game or the other.

In addition to version-exclusive Pokémon, there are a few other exclusives to each game, like school uniforms and professors. Pokémon Scarlet have Professor Sada and orange uniforms, and Pokémon Violet have Professor Turo and purple uniforms.

Pokémon Scarlet version exclusives

  • Paldean Tauros (fire)
  • Stunky and Skuntank
  • Drifloon and Drifblim
  • Larvitar, Pupitar, and Tyranitar
  • Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon
  • Skrelp and Dragalge
  • Oranguru
  • Stonjourner
  • Armarouge
  • Koraidon
  • Great Tusk
  • Scream Tail
  • Brute Bonnet
  • Flutter Mane
  • Slither Wing
  • Sandy Shocks
  • Roaring Moon
  • Walking Wake
  • Gligar and Gliscor (The Teal Mask DLC)
  • Cramorant (The Teal Mask DLC)

Pokémon Violet version exclusives

  • Paldean Tauros (water)
  • Misdreavus and Mismagius
  • Gulpin and Swalot
  • Bagon, Shelgon, and Salamence
  • Passimian
  • Clauncher and Clawitzer
  • Eiscue
  • Dreepy, Drakloak, and Dragapult
  • Ceruledge
  • Miraidon
  • Iron Treads
  • Iron Bundle
  • Iron Hands
  • Iron Jugulis
  • Iron Moth
  • Iron Thorns
  • Iron Valiant
  • Iron Leaves
  • Aipom and Ambipom (The Teal Mask DLC)
  • Morpeko (The Teal Mask DLC)

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