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How Many Exclusive Pokémon Does The Scarlet Version Have?

In line with release of past "Pokémon" games, "Pokémon Violet and Scarlet" offer more or less the same base experience and story. The variation between the two titles largely comes down to the exclusive content each provides outside of the core offerings. The differences are mostly visual and pertain to the featured colors, but they also include different Pokémon that players can catch and train throughout their journey.


Because both "Scarlet" and "Violet" are listed for the Switch standard of $59.99, fans might have to determine which of the two is most worth their cash. For many, their selection will come down to smaller criteria such as what visual aesthetic they prefer — the elemental "Scarlet" or the futuristic-looking "Violet." However, the exclusive Pokémon each title features could also serve as a major variable in that equation. Previously, we've covered which Pokémon are exclusive to "Violet." But which can only be found in "Scarlet?"

Pokémon Scarlet has many familiar version-exclusive Pokémon

In total, "Pokémon Scarlet" contains 23 Pokémon exclusive to its edition (per Polygon). Some of these Pokémon are new, but others have appeared in prior "Pokémon" titles. Of the 23, a total of 14 Pokémon have featured in past entries. One such familiar face is Rock/Ground-type Larvitar, which made its first appearance as part of Generation 2 in "Pokémon Gold and Silver" back in 1999. "Scarlet" also features Larvitar's subsequent evolutions — Pupitar and Tyranitar, the last of which brings it to pseudo-Legendary levels.


Outside of Larvitar and its other forms, "Scarlet" offers additional returning version-exclusive Pokémon. The others from past generations are Stunky (Poison/Dark), Deino (Dark/Dragon), Skrelp (Poison/Water), Oranguru (Normal/Psychic), Stonjourner (Rock), and Drifloon (Ghost/Flying). "Scarlet" is also home to the evolutions of some of these Pokémon: Skuntank, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Drifblim, and Dragalge.

Pokémon Scarlet introduces some new exclusive Pokemon

While "Pokémon Scarlet" certainly boasts many pocket monsters that the "Pokémon" fan base is already familiar with, it also gives players access to brand new Pokémon that they've never encountered before.


"Scarlet" features the brand-new Legendary Koraidon, the counterpart to the exclusive Legendary seen in "Violet," Miraidon. A Fighting/Dragon dual-type, Koraidon also serves as the cover for the game itself and the player's primary mode of transport around Paldea. Another "Scarlet"-exclusive addition to the Pokédex is Armarouge, an honorable, knight-like Fire/Psychic-type. This being evolves from Charcadet, a Pokémon that both "Scarlet" and "Violet" players will run into during their travels.

As detailed by Polygon, the other new Pokémon only found in "Scarlet" are Scream Tail (Fairy/Psychic), Flutter Mane (Ghost/Fairy), Brute Bonnet (Grass/Dark), Sandy Shocks (Electric/Ground), Slither Wing (Bug/Fighting), and Roaring Moon (Dragon/Dark).