Like all main series games, not all Pokémon available in Generation IX can be caught in a single copy of Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet. You’ll need to trade with a friend who owns the other version to fully complete your Pokédex or buy both versions. Below are the Pokémon that you can only catch in Scarlet and Violet, which may affect your decision on which game to buy.
Note: Because Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet have not been released yet, these lists should be considered incomplete. We will update them fully after the games are released on November 18, 2022.
Pokémon Scarlet-exclusive Pokémon
In Pokémon Scarlet, you can find the following Pokémon species which are not able to be found in Pokémon Violet: Armarouge, Koraidon, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar and Stonjourner.
If owners of Pokémon Violet want to obtain them, they’ll need to trade via local or online trade.
Pokémon Violet-exclusive Pokémon
In Pokémon Violet, you can find the following Pokémon species which are not able to be found in Pokémon Scarlet: Ceruledge, Koraidon, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence and Eiscue.
If owners of Pokémon Scarlet want to obtain them, they’ll need to trade via local or online trade.