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Pokémon Scarlet (Japanese: ポケットモンスター スカーレット, HepburnPocket Monsters Scarlet) and Pokémon Violet (Japanese: ポケットモンスター バイオレット, HepburnPocket Monsters Violet) are the first pair of games of Generation IX games. They take place in the open-wrld region of Paldea, which takes inspiration from the Iberian Peninsula, primarily Spain. The first partner Pokémon of the region are: Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly.


A vibrant open world awaits!
New Pokémon, boundless adventure!


The game is set in the Paldea region and is an open-world game in which areas are seamlessly connected. The areas in the game can be visited in any order without Pokémon's levels being scaled to the player's achievements. The game also features multiplayer with up to four players simultaneously, enabling trading and battling between players as well as allowing them to travel through the game's areas together.

Terastal phenomenon[]

The Terastal phenomenon is a new type of transformation that allows any Pokémon from the Paldea region to power up and become bejeweled using the Tera Orb. After Terastallizing, a Pokémon's natural type attribute is either enhanced or altered according to their innate Tera Type.

Paradox Pokémon[]

The Paradox Pokémon appear for the first time as "unidentified creatures". Great Tusk is described in the Scarlet Book appearing in Pokémon Scarlet, while Iron Treads is described in the Violet Book appearing in Pokémon Violet. They are a group of unique Pokémon that came from the ancient past in Pokémon Scarlet and the future in Pokémon Violet.

Version-exclusive Pokémon[]

Most version-exclusive Pokémon can be encountered and caught by players of the opposite version who join a Union Circle or Tera Raid Battle, except for Koraidon and Miraidon, which require trading. Armarouge and Ceruledge can be obtained through raids, even solo raids in the opposite version that their evolution items can be obtained in, but not a Union Circle, and vice versa for Paradox Pokémon.


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First partner Pokémon[]

Legendary Pokémon[]

Other new Pokémon[]

Paldean Forms[]

Analogous to the Alolan forms, Galarian forms and Hisuian forms, there are regional variants in the Paldea Region known as Paldean forms.

List of Paldean Forms[]

Paradox Pokémon[]

Paradox Pokémon are Pokémon that come from either the ancient past or the future, depending on which version is playing.

List of Paradox Pokémon[]

DLC Pokémon[]

These Pokémon can be acquired by downloading The Teal Mask and Indigo Disk DLC.

List of DLC Pokémon - The Teal Mask[]

List of DLC Pokémon - Indigo Disk[]



There are four major storylines in the games the player will be involved in during their journey in the Paldea region.

Victory Road[]

Taking Nemona's advice to become a Champion-tier Trainer, the player travels across Paldea, defeating the Gym Leaders to get the badges needed to face the Elite Four. On the way, their talents are noticed by Nemona (who spars with them), the Elite Four and even Geeta herself. Once the last badge is obtained, the player is given instructions to the Pokémon League and battles the Elite Four, defeating them.

With one final hurdle to go, the player eventually defeats Geeta and is now a certified Champion. Nemona, delighted with the prospect, has one final match with them at Mesagoza where she loses. However, she is glad with their progress and that she has someone to call a rival.

Path of Legends[]

After meeting with an enigmatic student known as Arven, the player runs into him into the cafeteria, where he asks them to help him in gathering some herbs to create the "best sandwich" in return. He seeks five herbs, however each one is guarded by a powerful Titan Pokémon.

As the player defeats the Titans with Arven's help, he creates several sandwiches which Koraidon/Miraidon eat, restoring some of their former capabilities in the process. Arven later reveals that the hunt for the herbs is to tend to his Mabosstiff, who was severely injured and hadn't been feeling well since. Upon defeating the final Titan, Mabosstiff fully recovers, much to Arven's delight. Sada/Turo later contacts the two of them to meet them at Area Zero, although Arven decides that he'll need another Champion-level Trainer and a computer expert before venturing down.

Starfall Street[]

After arriving at the academy and driving off some Team Star grunts stirring up trouble, the mysterious girl known as Penny contacts the player under the alias Cassiopeia and asks them to dismantle Team Star, giving them the locations of the bosses' bases. Clavell, under the guise of Clive, accompanies them in taking down the bases in his part to learn more about their truancy and to confirm reports of bullying in the past.

As the player defeats the five bosses - Mela, Giacomo, Atticus, Ortega and Eri, both the player and Clive learn of Team Star's reason for founding and refusing to attend classes. Once the last of the five bosses are defeated, Clive battles the player outside the academy before they face Penny, who was the original founder of the team. Upon defeating her, Clive brings in her friends and apologizes to them on his behalf for his lapse in judgement now that he knew the truth, but orders them to form Star Training Academies to make up for their other transgressions.

The Way Home[]

Once all three main stories are completed, Arven contacts the player, telling them to meet him and the help he acquired at the Zero Gate, which would lead down to the Great Crater of Paldea. When they arrive, they find that he had recruited Nemona and Penny to help and they enter the crater through Koraidon/Miraidon's gliding capabilities. The professor tells them that they need to release the four locks from the research stations scattered across the area to access them.

Exploring the closed-off area, the group are surprised to see Geeta's ace, Glimmora, residing in the crater. As they progress through the research centers, the professor begins to act unusual and they also begin to run into other Paradox Pokémon. When the main lab is opened, another Koraidon/Miraidon appears, but the player is intimidated by the other as it heads inside. Many Paradox Pokémon break out, forcing Penny, Nemona and Arven to stop them while the player heads inside to confront the professor.

They find the professor dormant before the professor wakes up and calls the Koraidon/Miraidon back into its Poké Ball. They then explain that they are an artificial-intelligence-powered robot modeled after the real professor, who had died years ago, as well as the original professor's purpose. However, with how dangerous the Paradox Pokémon are, they have decided to shut the time machine down before the Pokémon could wreak havoc on all of Paldea, as shown by the Quaking Earth Titan. The player puts the book Arven gave them to stop the machine, but it refutes the attempt and forces the professor into its battle mode.

The player manages to defeat the AI professor's Pokémon and the group reunites, but to everyone's surprise, it immediately activates the Paradise Protection Protocol and controls the professor again, locking everyone's Poké Balls except the professor's. However, remembering their own Koraidon/Miraidon, they call it out and with the support of its friends, manages to return to its Battle Form and defeats the other. With the professor having no more Pokémon, the protocols are defeated, but because the original professor had tied their AI counterpart to it, the AI decides to head to the past/future to ensure the machine could not be turned on again and bids farewell to the group.

Returning to the academy, Clavell commends them for their actions and rewards them for their efforts.


Info below is retrieved from Serebii.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet version history
Version Release date Size (Blocks/Bytes) Fixes
1.0.1 November 11, 2022 485MB
  • Activates online features
  • Reduces stats for Ting-Lu, Chi-Yu, Chien-Pao and Wo-Chien
  • Altered TM compatibility for some Pokémon
  • Fixed a problem with the animation not moving behind player when pulling out a stake
1.1.0 December 2, 2022 485MB
  • Activates Ranked Battle
  • Fixed a bug where the Elite Four music wouldn't play properly under certain conditions
  • Fixed a bug where the battles in Battle Stadium can have turns predetermined
  • Various bug fixes
1.2.0 February 27, 2023 485MB
  • Feature Adjustments
    • Adds the Pokémon Walking Wake and Iron Leaves, as well as their signature moves Hydro Steam and Psyblade
    • Adjusted Hisuian Zoroark's stats
  • Bug Fixes
    • Tera Raid Battles
      • A bug that can prevent an opposing Tera Pokémon's HP gauge from properly reflecting damage done by certain moves (such as Play Rough) or certain status conditions may occur in Tera Raid Battles, resulting in the Tera Pokémon's HP gauge fluctuating in an unusual manner
      • A bug that causes all Pokémon on your side to faint at once despite their HP gauges indicating that they still have HP may occur in black crystal Tera Raid Battles against Pokémon with the Mightiest Mark
      • A bug that can temporarily prevent a player from entering any input into the game may occur if a Tera Pokémon takes certain actions while the player is choosing the target of their move
      • Errors may occur when someone connecting to a Tera Raid Battle sees a different Pokémon displayed on their screen than what the host sees
      • A bug may occur that causes players joining a Tera Raid Battle from the Tera Raid Battles search screen to be brought to a Tera Raid Battle against a Pokémon different from the one they saw displayed
      • A bug that causes Tera Raid Battle crystals to not appear for a set amount of time may occur under certain circumstances
    • Battles
      • Type matchups against Pokémon that have fainted will no longer appear when selecting a move or target during Double Battles
      • A Zoroark that has Terastallized and is disguised as another Pokémon via its Illusion Ability can be identified as a Zoroark by using the Check Target option
      • When a Zoroark has Terastallized and is disguised as another Pokémon via its Illusion Ability, the type matchups of moves are displayed based on the type of the Pokémon that Zoroark is disguised as, rather than Zoroark's Tera Type
      • The stats of a Dondozo with a Tatsugiri in its mouth will increase when Dondozo uses Order Up, even when the move should have been negated (for example, by an opponent using Protect)
      • If a Pokémon Terastallizes after using Destiny Bond and then faints, the effects of Destiny Bond will fail to activate
    • Others
      • We will address an issue that can cause the game to forcibly close at certain locations. As a result of this fix, there may be a reduction of Pokémon and people displayed in certain towns or in the wild. When a Pokémon that is not a part of the Paldea Pokédex is obtained through a Link Trade, it is displayed as being registered to the Paldea Pokédex
      • Certain actions can cause the main character's expressions to not change until the game is closed and reopened.
      • A bug occurred for some players after Ranked Battles Season 1, wherein visiting the Ranked Battles screen immediately after the season's results had been calculated caused an error right after these players received their rewards. Following this error, players were unable to participate in any further Ranked Battles
      • If a player has created several Battle Teams but does not use the Battle Team in the first slot for their Ranked Battles, they may not receive the Master Rank Ribbon after winning Ranked Battles in the Master Ball Tier
      • When a Pokémon you caught comes back to you from another player through Link Trade, it may not listen to your commands in accordance with what is written in the profile app ("Pokémon caught at Lv. XX or below will listen to your commands")
      • A bug is preventing the Pokédex from displaying additional entries (such as entries for Shiny Pokémon or Pokémon that were received through Surprise Trade from players that play in a different language) for Pokémon species that were already registered in the Pokédex
      • Objects such as Poké Balls may be displayed in certain locations of the field unintentionally
      • Passersby will no longer be displayed during certain battles that take place in towns during the main story
      • Other select bug fixes will be implemented
1.3.0 April 20, 2023 Unknown
  • Feature Adjustments
    • Link Battles
      • Fixed a bug in Link Battles where selecting Swap in just before the selection timer reached zero could fail to switch in the selected Pokémon and subsequently cause switching—and the battle itself—to act abnormally
      • Fixed a bug in Link Battles where once the remaining time for the battle was under one minute, it would no longer be displayed where it was supposed to
      • Fixed a bug that occurred in Link Battles where, depending on the move being used at the time a Pokémon fainted, the amount of time a Trainer received to select their next Pokémon was reduced
    • Battles
      • Fixed a bug where the Cud Chew Ability would trigger again once every two turns after it triggered the first time, contrary to what is written in the Ability description
      • Fixed a bug that occurred when Zoroark Terastallized while using its Illusion Ability to disguise itself as another Pokémon. On the Check Status screen, the Terastallized Zoroark's type would display as the original type of the Pokémon it had disguised itself as, rather than Zoroark's Tera Type
      • Fixed a bug that occurred when Zoroark used its Illusion Ability to disguise itself as another Pokémon that had already Terastallized. This bug caused Zoroark's type on the Check Status screen to incorrectly display as the Tera Type of the Pokémon Zoroark had disguised itself as
      • Fixed a bug in Double Battles with moves that cause stat changes for the Pokémon using the moves. This bug caused the stat changes to incorrectly happen twice if the user hit two opposing Pokémon with the move while an opposing Pokémon was behind a Substitute
    • Pokémon Go compatibility
    • Fixed the main issue causing the game to crash on the screen used to pair with a Pokémon GO account
    • Others
      • Fixed a bug affecting Trainers who received Hisuian Zoroark from the Mystery Gift screen as a special early-purchase bonus for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero for Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet without first having seen Zoroark in their game. This bug caused Zoroark to be incorrectly displayed as registered in these Trainers' Pokédexes
      • Other select bug fixes have been implemented
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where players who caught an Egg by mistake in Version 1.1 instead of Walking Wake and Iron Leaves can now catch those Pokémon during the event repeat
    • A change has been made to the deadline for entries for Friendly Competitions, which are found in the Online Competitions section of the Battle Stadium
    • Before this change: Entries were allowed until the Friendly Competition began
    • After this change: Entries will be allowed until the Friendly Competition ends
1.3.1 May 25, 2023 Unknown
  • Fixed an issue where players participating in invite only online competitions had issues exiting battles, as well as being unable to see their rating
  • Other select bug fixes have been implemented
1.3.2 June 29, 2023 Unknown
  • Made some alterations for the Live Competitions
  • Changed text for the Illuminate ability to: By Illuminating its surroundings, the Pokémon prevents its accuracy from being lowered
  • Other select bug fixes have been implemented
2.0.1 September 13, 2023 Unknown
  • Added access to the The Teal Mask and all its relevant contents, new items and improvements.
  • Added data for 101 Returning Pokémon, as well as the new Pokémon Dipplin, Poltchageist, Sinistcha, Okidogi, Munkidori, Fezandipiti & Ogerpon as well as new moves and abilities
  • The top direction in the minimap can be set to always fix north by pressing the Right Stick twice on the map screen
  • Camera related settings have been added to the Settings to adjust the field camera
  • You can now signal Pokémon walking on the field by pushing the L stick to stop them moving and photos can be taken with the A button. You can also play music with ZL/ZR in the camera app and share photos
  • With the TM Machines at Pokémon Centers, you can add a filter to only display TMs that your Pokémon can learn
  • Bug fixes have been made including correction of the text for Dire Claw, Stone Axe and Ceaseless Edge mentioning Critical Hits
  • Fixed an issue where the Itemfinder mark would not attach to Pokémon
  • Fixed an issue where Titan Mark Pokémon may not appear after being defeated if you didn't catch them
  • Adjustments made to the display of Pokémon icons in boxes to load faster
2.0.2 October 12, 2023 Unknown
  • Fixed an issue where trainers wouldn't register as being defeated if you had already beaten 300 trainers in the game, preventing progress on some story elements
  • Fixed an issue where Special Pokémon from Pokémon GO couldn't be deposited into the game from Pokémon HOME, even if they previously had been in the game
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash in the final battle if you already had Koraidon or Miraidon registered in your Pokédex and moved down your party list to select Koraidon/Miraidon when you had over 3 Pokémon in your party
3.0.0 December 14, 2023 Unknown
  • Added access to the The Indigo Disk and all its relevant contents, new items and improvements.
  • Added data for Returning Pokémon, as well as the new Pokémon Archaludon, Hydrapple, Raging Bolt, Gouging Fire, Iron Crown, Iron Boulder, Terapagos and Pecharunt as well as new moves and abilities
  • Adjustments made to Ogre Oustin's difficulty
  • A bug fix was made for the move Hospitality which caused unintended behaviour
  • A bug fix was made for the abilities Quark Drive & Protosynthesis to prevent them working when Neutralising Gas is in effect


  • These are the first mainline Pokémon games to be fully open world, and players can play their stories without being restricted to a structured plot.
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the first Pokémon games to:
    • Have the protagonist characters wear differently colored clothing depending on which version is chosen.
      • Have the protagonist characters of the same version wear the same outfit for both genders.
    • Have version exclusive professors, them being Professor Sada for Pokémon Scarlet and Professor Turo for Pokémon Violet.
      • Have professors not named after plants or trees. Instead, Sada and Turo are named after the Spanish words for "past" ("pa-Sado") and "future" ("fu-Turo"), respectively.
        • Both professors are also the first professors to be main villains of mainline games and are also first to be deceased.
    • Have outdoor Pokémon Centers rather than indoor buildings from the past games.
    • Have different art styles and textures on characters and Pokémon compared to past Pokémon mainline games.
    • Have NPC Trainers not battle immediately on eye contact - rather, the player has to go up and talk to them to initiate a battle.
    • Not have a Game Freak office/staff member.
    • Allows for transfer of Pokémon back into the previous generation since Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version.
  • The titles of Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are similar to several Japanese trademarks registered by Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and Game Freak in 2008 and 2009. The Chinese titles use the same characters as two of the trademarks.
    • Pocket Monsters: Vermilion (Japanese: ポケットモンスター(しゅ)HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Shu) [application number [[1]], registration number 5222911]
    • Pocket Monsters: Purple (Japanese: ポケットモンスター(むらさき)HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Murasaki) [application number [[2]], registration number 5222909]
    • Pocket Monsters: Crimson (Japanese: ポケットモンスター(くれない)HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Kurenai) [application number [[3]], registration number 5222910]
    • Pocket Monsters: Scarlet (Japanese: ポケットモンスター()HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Hi) [application number [[4]], registration number 5222911]
    • Pocket Monsters: Vermilion (Japanese: ポケットモンスターヴァーミリオン, HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Vaamirion) [application number [[5]], registration number 5307994]
    • Pocket Monsters: Purple (Japanese: ポケットモンスターパープル, HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Paapuru) [application number [[6]], registration number 5307995]
    • Pocket Monsters: Crimson (Japanese: ポケットモンスタークリムゾン, HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Kurimuzon) [application number [[7]], registration number 5341303]
    • Pocket Monsters: Scarlet (Japanese: ポケットモンスターレット, HepburnPoketto Monsutaa: Retto) [application number [[8]], registration number 5341304]
  • This is the third pair of Pokémon core series games whose region is based on Europe (in this case, the Iberian Peninsula), with the first being Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (France) and the second being Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield (United Kingdom).
  • Pawmi is the Generation IX Pikachu variant like Plusle, Minun, Emolga, and Pachirisu.
  • These are the first new mainline games since Black 2 and White 2 where Pikachu uses its original cry (Yellow is the only exception since Pikachu uses its anime cry), and also the first time since Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon where Eevee uses its original cry.
  • They are the first games:
    • With differing font styles.
    • Since Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 to be named after colors.
    • Where the player can take on the Gyms in any order.
      • In addition, the Gym leader battles take place outside, rather than in a building or stadium except for Larry’s Gym battle which takes place inside the restaurant he eats in.
    • Where legendary Pokémon can be stored early in the game, but not have them on their team.
      • In addition, the mascot Pokémon can be caught in their respective game twice, the first at Level 68 and the second at 72.
    • Where four players can play together with four Nintendo Switches.
    • These are the first Pokémon games where the wild battle music changes depending on which area player character is in.
    • To lack any numbered route.
    • Since Pokémon Gold Version and Pokémon Silver Version to not feature a third Mascot Legendary Pokemon.
  • The games were not released in Russia because Nintendo closed their Russian division in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • The release date for the games is November 18, 2022, exactly six years after the release of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.



Pokemon Violet is a stable game with no glitches at all

A PointCrow video showcasing Pokémon glitches

Upon release, the games have a lot of glitches, in general, visual glitches with occasional memory glithches:

  • Lag and low frame rates.
  • Clipping, flickering, and disappearing assets.
  • H_I_G_H_Q_U_A_L_I_T_Y_A_N_I_M_A_T_I_O_N_S_-_Gen_9_Edition

    H I G H Q U A L I T Y A N I M A T I O N S - Gen 9 Edition

    Some Pokémon visual glitches

    Odd lighting/rendering.
  • Pokémon won't evolve.
  • Stretched-out trainers/Pokémon.
  • “Invisible bike”
  • “Drowned Pokémon”
  • The “RNG seed” in competitive play
  • Odd teleportation to cut scenes
  • Game Crashes
  • The Poke Ball of your lead Pokemon being stored in the middle of some rooms.
  • Inconsistent collision detection on cliffs.
  • Pokemon encounters being used to skip gaps that would normally require Koraidon/Miraidon to cross early on.
  • Following the introduction of the DLC and Pokémon GO compatibility, there have been cases of save files being corrupted and unrecoverable.
  • Shiny Pokemon can spawn inside walls and be permanently uncatchable because the player cannot physically access them.[1]