Category Archives: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

How to evolve every new Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

There are a lot of new Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet. Lots of them evolve via completely new methods, too, so we’ve put together a list of every new Pokémon and how to evolve them! Please note that this list doesn’t include Hisuian Pokémon. Their evolution methods are (for the most part) the same as they were in Legends: Arceus, if applicable. With that out of the way, let’s get right into the list!

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Every returning Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

“Dexit” was a big deal for Pokémon Sword and Shield when it was released in November 2019. If you don’t this already, “dexit” is a user-coined term that refers to the complete culling of several hundred Pokémon — as in, you cannot obtain or transfer them to the game in any capacity. The same is true for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and we’re here today to tell you which Pokémon did and did not make the cut. Do note that more may be added via DLC in the future!

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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet starter stats, evolutions, and more

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are just around the corner! One of the first decisions you’ll have to make once you start playing the game is which of the three starter Pokémon you want to pick. Thanks to recent leaks, we now know what each of the starter Pokémon’s final forms looks like! We’ll be providing a glimpse of them here to help you decide, so make sure to bookmark this page and come back later if you’re trying to avoid spoilers.

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All Version Exclusives in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Just when we thought Game Freak was on to something with Pokémon Legends: Arceus (a single standalone game), they announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet — yet another dual release. As usual, there are several instances of Pokémon that can only be found in a single game, and some of them are quite important ones too! We’ve got a full list of exclusives right here. Just be careful — this post contains spoilers. Bookmark this page and come back later if you’re trying to avoid them!

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New Pokémon Scarlet & Violet trailer reveals evolution and picnics

Today’s a packed day for Nintendo fans! Later today we’ve got the reveal of the Super Mario Bros. movie, but for now we have a brand new trailer for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. If you’d like to watch the trailer yourself without any spoilers, you can do so right here — otherwise, we’ll quickly recap it!

The trailer confirms once and for all that any Pokémon can have any Tera type, so there are no restrictions to Terastralization strategy! TMs are single-use again, but you can craft them at Pokémon Centers. More importantly, however, the trailer revealed a new evolution for Girafarig called Farigiraf! A new mechanic called Pokémon Picnic has also been detailed. This is apparently how you receive Pokémon Eggs now (instead of a Day-Care facility). It remains to be seen if this will make Shiny hunting faster or slower!

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet launch on November 18, and we’ll be releasing lots of helpful guides at around that time. We hope you look forward to it! In the meantime, we’ll probably keep reporting on trailer updates as they come.