New Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet (Gen 9)
This guide covers all new Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet, and will be updated often. So far, we know of 17 total new Gen 9 Pokemon, including the three new Pokemon starters, two Legendaries, and at least 180 total Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. The newest Pokemon are the Diglett adjacent Water-type Wiglett, Fire- and Psychic-type Armarouge, Fire- and Ghost-type Ceruledge, and the new crab Pokemon Klawf, revealed in the trailer below.
Click through the slideshow below to see all the new Pokemon revealed so far, or scroll below to see a list.
New Gen 9 Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet
New Starter Pokemon
See the new starters below, but check out the full Starter Pokemon page for every detail we know about them so far.
New Legendary Pokemon
We know of the "box Legendaries" for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Koraidon for Scarlet, and Miraidon for Violet. "These two Pokemon are said to have powers that far surpass those of other Pokemon," according to the official Pokemon website. See more Version Differences and Exclusives and more about the Legendaries in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but know that these Legendary Pokemon have different forms that cause them to resemble motorcycles.
|Scarlet Box Legendary||Violet Box Legendary|
New Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet
The Paldea region introduces a slew of new Pokemon to the franchise. Below are all confirmed other new Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet with information about each from the official Pokemon Scarlet and Violet website.
The Garden Eel Pokemon, Wiglett looks just like, but is a completely different species from, Diglett. It can smell things up to 60 feet away, giving it time to slink back into its burrow when it senses danger.
|Garden Eel Pokemon|
|Gooey / Rattled|
The Fire Warrior Pokemon, Amarouge, is exclusive to Pokemon Scarlet. According to the official Pokemon website, "its Armor is the source of its Psychic Power." Armarouge's signature move is the Fire-type special move Armor Cannon. It uses its pauldrons to form a sort of Mega Man-style Mega Buster and shoot powerful projectiles, but it lowers Armarouge's defenses. It's unknown if this is a Legendary Pokemon or not.
|Fire Warrior Pokemon|
The Fire Blades Pokemon, Ceruledge, is exclusive to Pokemon Scarlet. Whereas Armarouge prefers fair fights, Ceruledge will resort to sneaky tactics to win. Bitter Blade is Ceruledge's signature move, a physical Fire-type move that heals Ceruledge by half the damage inflicted. It's unknown if this is a Legendary Pokemon or not.
|Fire Blades Pokemon|
The Ambush Pokemon Klawf has no blind spots thanks to its potruding, rotating eyeballs. Klawf can hold onto prey with one powerful claw while striking with the other. Lost claws will grow back eventually. Klawf's new Ability Anger Shell lowers the Pokemon's defense stats but boosts its offensive stats when its HP drops to half or below.
|Anger Shell / Shell Armor|
Grafaiai is a New Pokemon revealed by the official Pokemon Twitter account after posting photos of painted trees in a forest. The paint Grafaiai uses isn't paint at all, but its own saliva which changes color depending on its diet!
|Toxic Monkey Pokemon|
|Unburden / Poison Touch|
Cyclizar is a New Dragon- and Normal-type Pokemon that happily serves as a mount for people. This is a speculation, but we believe Cyclizar may be a pre-evolution of Miraidon and Koraidon. It has a new move called Shed Tail.
Paldean Wooper, the Poison Fish Pokemon, lost a struggle for its usual aquatic habitat in Paldea, and so evolved to survive on land. Its body is covered with a poisonous film, and it shoots poisonous liquid from its hardened gills. See the Wooper page to see it compared to its Johto counterpart.
|Poison Fish Pokemon|
|Poison Point / Water Absorb|
Fidough, the Puppy Pokemon, has yeast in its breath which is used for cooking. It will try to intimidate opponents by puffing its body to try and look bigger.
Cetitan, the Terra Whale Pokemon, uses the horn on its upper jaw to freeze its surroundings. It's said to have tough mussels and thick blubber to support it as it migrates around the snowy regions of Paldea.
|Terra Whale Pokemon|
|Thick Fat / Slush Rush|
Pawmi is Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's electric Mouse Pokemon. It has electric sacs in its cheeks like Pikachu, but also stores electricity in its fur. Pawmi can discharge electricity from the pads on its forepaws.
|Static / Natural Cure|
The Hog Pokemon Lechonk has a keen sense of smell, allowing it to sniff out delicious grasses and berries. The smell Lechonk radiates, due to its food choices, works as a natural Bug Pokemon repellant! Though it looks quite rotund, Lechonk is actually quite muscular.
|Aroma Veil / Gluttony|
Smoliv, the Olive Pokemon, creates extremely bitter oil. It uses the oil to store nutrients for itself, or as a weapon to slow enemies.