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These Anticipated Legendaries May Finally Arrive To Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

Two particular classic Legendary Pokémon may be making their grand return in "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Pokémon Violet," albeit in an unexpected manner.

The pair of Gen 9 games may not be shy about including a heaping helping of past 'Mons alongside the newcomers throughout Paldea, but one area where the game is relatively limited in this regard is with obtainable legendaries. As it stands, the only legendaries in the game are six brand new Pokémon — the duo of box legendaries and the Treasures of Ruin quartet — that have never been seen prior. There's no way to catch legendaries from past eras of the Pokémon timeline, such as Mewtwo, Rayquaza, or Dialga.


However, if a certain new leak is to be believed, it appears that a pair of classic legendaries from generations past will be making their way into the new Nintendo Switch titles before too long. However, there may be a time-bending twist when it comes to how exactly they'll eventually show up.

Paradox Suicune and Virizion may appear in Paldea

It seems that the legendary Pokémon Suicune and Virizion may be headed to "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Pokémon Violet" in the future — or, rather, Paradox Pokémon based off of these two classic creatures.


During the San Diego Pokémon Regional Championship stream, a team creator tool from tournament organizer RK9 Labs supposedly leaked the names of several special moves that aren't currently in the latest pair of "Pokémon" games (via Twitter). Fans theorized that two of the moves, Hydro Steam and Psyblade, are signature moves for Paradox variations of Suicune and Virizion respectively.

Both game titles feature several Paradox Pokémon, with each modeled on present-day 'Mons. There's the prehistoric Scream Tail in "Pokémon Scarlet" based on Jigglypuff, the futuristic Iron Hands in "Pokémon Violet" based on Hariyama, and so on. However, versions for Suicune and Virizion would mark the first time that any classic legendaries have gotten a Paradox counterpart.


It's certainly possible that these new Paradox Pokémon are bound for "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Pokémon Violet." The games have already been adding back past creatures like Charizard by way of special Black Crystal Tera Raid Battles, and previous generation titles "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" received downloadable content that added in completely new monsters to catch. However, it remains to be seen whether fans really will encounter far-flung versions of these classic legendaries in the future.