Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Returning Pokémon

Like Pokémon Sword and Shield and the games that have followed, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet will not have all Pokémon species available to capture and use. This page catalogues the Pokémon from past generations which are confirmed to appear in the two games. We’ll try to keep it as up-to-date as possible as more trailers and screenshots are released prior to the games’ official release!

Past Pokémon returning in Scarlet & Violet

Listed by “National Dex” number. If one Pokémon is seen from an evolutionary line, it is assumed all others will be available as well. Finally, inclusion in this list doesn’t mean a Pokémon won’t necessarily have a new evolution or form.

Pokémon returning from Kanto (Gen I)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 1 and 151 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #025 Pikachu
  • #026 Raichu
  • #039 Jigglypuff
  • #040 Wigglytuff
  • #048 Venonat
  • #049 Venomoth
  • #052 Meowth
  • #053 Persian
  • #054 Psyduck
  • #055 Golduck
  • #058 Growlithe
  • #059 Arcanine
  • #079 Slowpoke
  • #080 Slowbro
  • #081 Magnemite
  • #082 Magneton
  • #090 Shellder
  • #091 Cloyster
  • #092 Gastly
  • #093 Haunter
  • #094 Gengar
  • #096 Drowzee
  • #097 Hypno
  • #113 Chansey
  • #123 Scyther
  • #129 Magikarp
  • #130 Gyarados
  • #133 Eevee
  • #134 Vaporeon
  • #135 Jolteon
  • #136 Flareon
  • #147 Dratini
  • #148 Dragonair
  • #149 Dragonite

Pokémon returning from Johto (Gen II)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 152 and 251 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #172 Pichu
  • #174 Igglybuff
  • #179 Mareep
  • #180 Flaaffy
  • #181 Ampharos
  • #183 Marill
  • #184 Azumarill
  • #185 Sudowoodo
  • #187 Hoppip
  • #188 Skiploom
  • #189 Jumpluff
  • #191 Sunkern
  • #192 Sunflora
  • #196 Espeon
  • #197 Umbreon
  • #198 Murkrow
  • #199 Slowking
  • #200 Misdreavus
  • #203 Girafarig
  • #204 Pineco
  • #205 Forretress
  • #206 Dunsparce
  • #212 Scizor
  • #215 Sneasel
  • #216 Teddiursa
  • #217 Ursaring
  • #228 Houndour
  • #229 Houndoom
  • #231 Phanpy
  • #232 Donphan
  • #242 Blissey
  • #246 Larvitar
  • #247 Pupitar
  • #248 Tyranitar

Pokémon returning from Hoenn (Gen III)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 252 and 386 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #278 Wingull
  • #279 Pelipper
  • #280 Ralts
  • #281 Kirlia
  • #282 Gardevoir
  • #285 Shroomish
  • #286 Breloom
  • #287 Slakoth
  • #288 Vigoroth
  • #289 Slaking
  • #296 Makuhita
  • #297 Hariyama
  • #298 Azurill
  • #302 Sableye
  • #307 Meditite
  • #308 Medicham
  • #324 Torkoal
  • #331 Cacnea
  • #332 Cacturne
  • #333 Swablu
  • #334 Altaria
  • #335 Zangoose
  • #336 Seviper
  • #357 Tropius
  • #361 Snorunt
  • #362 Glalie
  • #371 Bagon
  • #372 Shelgon
  • #373 Salamence

Pokémon returning from Sinnoh (Gen IV)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 387 and 493 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #396 Starly
  • #397 Staravia
  • #398 Staraptor
  • #403 Shinx
  • #404 Luxio
  • #405 Luxray
  • #415 Combee
  • #416 Vespiquen
  • #417 Pachirisu
  • #425 Drifloon
  • #426 Drifblim
  • #429 Mismagius
  • #430 Honchkrow
  • #436 Bronzor
  • #437 Bronzong
  • #438 Bonsly
  • #440 Happiny
  • #447 Riolu
  • #448 Lucario
  • #449 Hippopotas
  • #450 Hippowdon
  • #456 Finneon
  • #457 Lumineon
  • #461 Weavile
  • #462 Magnezone
  • #470 Leafeon
  • #471 Glaceon
  • #475 Gallade
  • #478 Froslass
  • #479 Rotom

Pokémon returning from Unova (Gen V)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 494 and 649 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #548 Petilil
  • #549 Lilligant
  • #570 Zorua
  • #571 Zoroark
  • #585 Deerling
  • #586 Sawsbuck
  • #602 Tynamo
  • #603 Eelektrik
  • #604 Eelektross
  • #613 Cubchoo
  • #614 Beartic
  • #615 Cryogonal
  • #633 Deino
  • #634 Zweilous
  • #635 Hydreigon

Pokémon returning from Kalos (Gen VI)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 650 and 721 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #661 Fletchling
  • #662 Fletchinder
  • #663 Talonflame
  • #664 Scatterbug
  • #665 Spewpa
  • #666 Vivillon
  • #669 Flabébé
  • #670 Floette
  • #671 Florges
  • #672 Skiddo
  • #673 Gogoat
  • #692 Clauncher
  • #693 Clawitzer
  • #700 Sylveon
  • #704 Goomy
  • #705 Sliggoo
  • #706 Goodra
  • #714 Noibat
  • #715 Noivern

Pokémon returning from Alola (Gen VII)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 722 and 809 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #741 Oricorio
  • #744 Rockruff
  • #745 Lycanroc
  • #747 Mareanie
  • #748 Toxapex
  • #749 Mudbray
  • #750 Mudsdale
  • #753 Fomantis
  • #754 Lurantis
  • #761 Bounsweet
  • #762 Steenee
  • #763 Tsareena
  • #775 Komala

Pokémon returning from Galar (Gen VIII)

Any Pokémon whose National Dex number between 810 and 905 will appear below if they can be found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s Paldea region.

  • #819 Skwovet
  • #820 Greedent
  • #833 Chewtle
  • #834 Drednaw
  • #837 Rolycoly
  • #838 Carkol
  • #839 Coalossal
  • #854 Sinistea
  • #855 Polteageist
  • #856 Hatenna
  • #857 Hattrem
  • #858 Hatterene
  • #871 Pincurchin
  • #874 Stonjourner
  • #875 Eiscue
  • #878 Cufant
  • #879 Copperajah

Special thanks to Serebii.net; we checked our own observations against their list to ensure accuracy.

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