Just like any other Pokémon game, Pokémon Violet and Scarlet will 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 will have Professor Sada and orange uniforms, and Pokémon Violet will have Professor Turo and purple uniforms. Professor Sada’s outfit has prehistoric elements and Turo’s has futuristic elements, so there could be some other exclusives that have yet to be announced.
Only a few Pokémon have been confirmed as version exclusives so far, but we’ll update this post as more get announced.
Update (Sept. 7): We’ve added Armarouge and Ceruledge to this list, which are two new Pokémon confirmed to be version exclusives.
Pokémon Scarlet version exclusives
- Larvitar, Pupitar, and Tyranitar
Pokémon Violet version exclusives
- Bagon, Shelgon, and Salamence