Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: All Paradox Pokemon and where to find them

New Paradox Pokemon (Image via Pokemon Scarlet and Violet)
New Paradox Pokemon (Image via Pokemon Scarlet and Violet)

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have brought a host of new Pocket Monsters for players to encounter and capture, including new regional Paldea forms and Paradox Pokemon. While fans are aware of the concept of regional forms, the latter type is a unique addition to the latest titles that fit the theme.

The new Pokedex for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has over 400 entries that players need to search for in the Paldea region and capture to complete. A quick look at the list will reveal Pocket Monsters with the titles Iron Hands, Iron Jugulis, and Iron Thorns.

While gamers had initially learned about what these creatures are through leaks, they can finally have a look at the novel Paradox Pokemon in the new region of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Paradox Pokemon: What are they and where to find them

Paradox Pokemon are versions of known Pocket Monsters, but from different times, that have been brought to Paldea using a Time Machine. These creatures possess different typings, stats, and movesets when compared to their standard versions.

Players will be able to encounter them in Area Zero once they have completed the game's main narrative. The ones they come across in Scarlet have arrived from the past, while those featured in Violet have come from the future.

Koraidon & Miraidon can also be considered under the same category since both of them arrived at Paldea by the same method, both being forms of Cyclizar.


The list of Ancient Paradox Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet with their typings and abilities are as follows:

  • Great Tusk - Ground and Fighting - Protosynthesis
  • Brute Bonnet - Grass and Dark - Protosynthesis
  • Sandy Shocks - Electric and Ground - Protosynthesis
  • Scream Tail - Fairy and Psychic - Protosynthesis
  • Flutter Mane - Ghost and Fairy - Protosynthesis
  • Slither Wing - Bug and Fighting - Protosynthesis
  • Roaring Moon - Dragon and Dark - Protosynthesis
  • Walking Wake - Water and Dragon - Protosynthesis
  • Raging Bolt - Electric and Dragon - Protosynthesis

The list of Future Paradox Pokemon in Pokemon Violet with their typings and abilities are as follows:

  • Iron Treads - Ground and Steel - Quark Drive
  • Iron Moth - Fire and Poison - Quark Drive
  • Iron Hands - Fighting and Electric - Quark Drive
  • Iron Jugulis - Dark and Flying - Quark Drive
  • Iron Thorns - Rock and Electric - Quark Drive
  • Iron Bundle - Ice and Water - Quark Drive
  • Iron Valiant - Fairy and Fighting - Quark Drive
  • Iron Leaves - Grass and Psychic - Quark Drive
  • Iron Crown - Steel and Psychic - Quark Drive

As mentioned above, these Paradox Pokemon can be found in Area Zero in the Great Crater of Paldea (which is located right in the middle of the map and is hard to miss) once players have completed Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's story.

One should also keep in mind that the Pokemon are also version exclusives, and what Paradox Pokemon players encounter depends on whether they are playing Scarlet or Violet.

The latest additions to the franchise have had a mixed reception from critics and fans alike since Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's launch.

While fans lauded the improvements and innovations that Game Freak introduced, criticism was levied at the presence of a number of technical issues in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that negatively impacted the player experience.