Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the newest games in this popular franchise, and they have plenty of version exclusives to note. Some players will only want to purchase one of these two titles. If you're one of them, then you may wish to learn all of the version exclusives that have been confirmed for both games.
There were some initial leaks on the matter before, but those leaks did miss a few Pokemon. Hence, this article should clarify everything regarding Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s version exclusives.
This list will start with Pokemon Scarlet and then move on to Pokemon Violet, including the new Teal Mask version exclusives.
List of version exclusives in Pokemon Scarlet
The following Pokemon have been confirmed to be exclusive to Pokemon Scarlet:
- Tauros (Fighting/Fire variant)
- Great Tusk
- Brute Bonnet
- Sandy Shocks
- Scream Tail
- Flutter Mane
- Slither Wing
- Roaring Moon
- Walking Wake
It is worth noting that Armarouge's pre-evolution, Charcadet, is available in both Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. However, the item (Auspicious Armor) required to evolve Charcadet into Armarouge is only present in the game.
Some of these names might seem a little unfamiliar to new players, so here is a description of them:
- Great Tusk = Past form of Donphan
- Brute Bonnet = Past form of Amoonguss
- Sandy Shocks = Past form of Magenton
- Scream Tail = Past form of Jigglypuff
- Flutter Mane = Past form of Misdreavus
- Slither Wing = Past form of Volcarona
- Roaring Moon = Past form of Salamence
- Walking Wake = Past form of Suicune
It is vital to mention that the Paradox Pokemon don't evolve or evolve from the mons they're obviously based on. For example, Donphan will never evolve into or from Great Tusk.
List of version exclusives in Pokemon Violet
The following Pokemon have been confirmed to be exclusive to Pokemon Violet:
- Tauros (Fighting/Water variant)
- Iron Treads
- Iron Moth
- Iron Hands
- Iron Jugulis
- Iron Thorns
- Iron Bundle
- Iron Valiant
- Iron Leaves
Charcadet evolves into Ceruledge if it's exposed to Malicious Armor. The item is only available in Pokemon Violet, but it can be traded to another game like Auspicious Armor.
Besides that, there are some future forms in Pokemon Violet that some players might recognize:
- Iron Treads = Future form of Donphan
- Iron Moth = Future form of Volcarona
- Iron Hands = Future form of Hariyama
- Iron Jugulis = Future form of Hydreigon
- Iron Thorns = Future form of Tyranitar
- Iron Bundle = Future form of Delibird
- Iron Valiant = Future form Gardevoir and Gallade
- Iron Leaves = Future form of Virizion
These Paradox forms don't evolve into or from the mons they're based on.
Other version exclusive notes
There are some differences between these two games outside of the Pokemon you can get in them. One such example is the professor you will see in the game you get. For instance, Professor Sada is in Scarlet, whereas Professor Turo is in Violet.
On a related note, some NPCs have different appearances depending on the game you pick.
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