Pokemon Scarlet & Violet carry on the long-running tradition of having version-exclusive Pokemon. Here are all the version-locked creatures we know about so far:
If you’re struggling to decide which version of Pokemon’s Gen 9 to buy, this might help you decide. As ever, certain Pokemon will be restricted to each version of the game, to incentivize players to trade with one another.
Of course, these days it’s a lot easier to acquire every Pokemon in your Pokedex, thanks to online trading. But there are a few other incentives that you’ll want to be aware of.
For example, only one version of Pokemon contains the living embodiment of the Gigachad meme.
And of course your Legendary motorcycle Pokemon will also be different in Scarlet and Violet, depending on your game of choice! You’ll be seeing your trusty steed a lot, so pick wisely.
Every Version-Exclusive Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet
Pokemon Scarlet Game Exclusive Pokemon
Pokemon Scarlet fans will be able to find the Stonehenge-inspired Stonjourner in their games. But even more exciting is the addition of the fan-favorite Larvitar line.
If you want an easy Tyranitar in your team, Scarlet might be the best pick.
Pokemon Violet Game Exclusive Pokemon
On the other hand, those who enjoy the ice-headed Eiscue will prefer Pokemon Violet. On top of that, Salamence is far easier to obtain for those who opt for the more futuristic game.
These are all the version-exclusive Pokemon currently revealed for Scarlet and Violet so far. However, there are several more to come.
Just look at this massive tease of 72 leaked Pokemon coming to Scarlet & Violet for a few more hints at what might be next.
Plus the same leaker also revealed Ancient and Future Paradox Pokemon that could well be version-exclusive too, if they prove to be real.