Mon. Dec 5th, 2022

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are here, and each version has something unique to offer for the refining trainer. If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably want to know the differences between the two versions in order to make a buying decision (or to know what to look out for on your travels). While each version will have easy access to unique Pokémon not available in other versions, the Scarlet and Violet exclusives go beyond that. Players will attend different schools, have different professors, and even have different outfits unique to their version of the game. Now it’s time to break them down.

Every version difference for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Scarlet Exclusives

The following exclusives can only be found in Pokemon Scarlet.

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Exclusive Scarlet Pokémon
Exclusive Scarlet Pokémon

Scarlet Trainers will receive the legendary Corydon, Amaruj (Fire/Psychic), Larvitar (Rock), and Stonejorner (Rock). Since Larvitar is listed as exclusive, it is highly likely that his evolutions, Rock-type Pupitar and Powerful Stone-type/Dark-type Tyranitar, will also be exclusive.

Other exclusives include the following:

  • Oranguru
  • Stunky -> Skuntank
  • Skrelp -> Dragalge
  • Deino -> Zweilos -> Hydreygon

scarlet professor

The Pokémon Trainers in Scarlet will be taken under the tutelage of the commander, Professor Sada.

scarlet school

Pokémon Trainers in Scarlet will be attending Naranji Academy (Orange).

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Players in Pokemon Scarlet will have white, blue, and orange uniforms to match their orange academy.

Purple Exclusives

The following exclusives can only be found in Pokemon Violet.

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Purple trainers will receive the legendary Miraidon, Ceruledge (Fire/Ghost), Bagon (Dragon), and Eiscue (Ice).

Since Bagon is listed as exclusive, it’s highly likely that his evolutions, the dragon-type Pupitar and fan-favorite dragon/flying Salamence, will also be exclusive.

Other exclusives include the following:

  • Passimian
  • Misdreavus -> Mismagius
  • Gulpin -> Sualot
  • Launcher -> Keyboard
  • Dripy -> Dracloak -> Dragapult

purple professor

Title not specified

The Pokémon Trainers in Violet will be taken under the wing of the Commander, Professor Turo.

purple school

Purple-wearing Pokémon Trainers will visit the Uva (Grape) Academy.

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Players in Pokemon Violet will have gray, black, and purple uniforms to match their Grape academy.


For more on new Pokemon games, check out our beginner evolution guides, how long it takes to defeat Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and our recommended badge roadmap.

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