All The New And Returning Pokémon In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest Pokémon games on the block, and the first new mainline entry in the series since Pokémon Sword and Shield came out in November 2019. Scarlet and Violet will be out later this year — the 18th November, 2022, to be exact — and they’re both based around the Iberian Peninsula, so expect a lot of Spanish and Portuguese cultural references.

Here are all the new Pokémon we know about so far:

New Pokémon


Sprigatito stats at a glance:

  • Category – Grass Cat Pokémon
  • Type – Grass
  • Height – 1’4″
  • Weight – 9lbs.
  • Ability – Overgrow

Sprigatito is a combination of “sprig” — like, uh, a plant — and “gatito”, the Spanish for “kitten” or “small cat”. He is a small cat, and he is grass-type. He’s 1’4″ tall, 9 lbs, and his ability is Overgrow. We also know that he is capable of photosynthesis, and he has a special move that “releases a sweet aroma” to make opponents lose their will to battle.


Fuecoco stats at a glance:

  • Category – Fire Croc Pokémon
  • Type – Fire
  • Height – 1’4″
  • Weight – 21.6lbs.
  • Ability – Blaze

Fuecoco is a tiny lad known as the “Fire Croc Pokémon”, and his name comes from the Spanish “fuego”, meaning fire, and “cocodrilo”, a crocodile. He’s supposed to look like a chili pepper, but we think he looks like an apple. He’s fire-type, obviously, 1’4″ tall, 21.6 lbs (he’s a heavy boy!) and he has the ability Blaze. His special move is the ability to absorb heat through his scales, and convert them into fire energy.


Quaxly stats at a glance:

  • Category – Duckling Pokémon
  • Type – Water
  • Height – 1’8″
  • Weight – 13.4lbs.
  • Ability – Torrent

Quaxly is the last of the three starter Pokémon. He’s the water-type Duckling Pokémon, the tallest of the three at 1’8″ tall, 13.4 lbs, and with the ability Torrent. His signature move is some kind of leg-related one, we suspect, as the official website states that “in battle, it kicks its opponents swiftly and repeatedly.”


Pawmi stats at a glance:

  • Category – Mouse Pokémon
  • Type – Electric
  • Height – 1′
  • Weight – 5.5lbs.
  • Ability – Static / Natural Cure

Pawmi is an electric-type Mouse Pokémon (sounds familiar) who stands at just 1 foot tall, and weighs a tiny 5.5 lbs. He’s one of the Pokémon used by your friend, Nemona, with the ability Static or Natural Cure. He can generate electricity by rubbing his cheeks, and we officially think that Game Freak has run out of ideas. He’s VERY cute though, so it’s hard to care.


Lechonk stats at a glance:

  • Category – Hog Pokémon
  • Type – Normal
  • Height – 1’8″
  • Weight – 22.5lbs.
  • Ability – Aroma Veil / Gluttony

Lechonk is another of Nemona’s Pokémon, a combination of lechon (pork) and chonk (like, chonky. Chunky. He’s fat). He’s a normal-type Hog Pokémon, 1’8″ tall, and a whopping 22.5 lbs, with the ability Aroma Veil (which repels bug Pokémon) or Gluttony. The website says that he “may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food.” Awww.


Smoliv stats at a glance:

  • Category – Olive Pokémon
  • Type – Grass/Normal
  • Height – 1′
  • Weight – 14.3lbs.
  • Ability – Early Bird

Smoliv, the last of Nemona’s Pokémon, is — get this — a small olive. We love him. He’s a dual grass and normal-type Olive Pokémon, 1′ tall, 14.3 lbs (probably due to the olive pit), and he has the ability Early Bird. Much like a camel, Smoliv stores nutrients in the form of oil in the fruit on its head, so he can go for a week without eating or drinking. The oil can also be used as a weapon, but mostly to buy this scaredy-olive time to run away.


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Cetitan stats at a glance:

  • Category – Terra Whale Pokémon
  • Type – Ice
  • Height – 14’9″
  • Weight – 1,543.2lbs.
  • Ability – Thick Fat/Slush Rush

Cetitan is a huge, white-and-pink Pokémon whose colossal size and weight instantly ranks him as one of the biggest Pokémon of all time (the heaviest Pokémon is Celesteela, at 2,204.4lbs or 999.9kg). He’s a land whale, with strong muscles, thick blubber, and a horn that can freeze its surroundings. We think he looks a bit like a fat Latias.

Paldean Wooper

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Paldean Wooper stats at a glance:

  • Category – Poison Fish Pokémon
  • Type – Poison/Ground
  • Height – 1’4″
  • Weight – 24.3lbs.
  • Ability – Poison Point/Water Absorb

Paldean Wooper is our first regional variant — a Wooper covered in “poisonous film”. His official description states that “in ancient times, Wooper lived underwater in the Paldea region. But it seems after losing in a struggle for territory, they began living in bogs on land,” further reinforcing the past/future theme that Scarlet and Violet is going for. Also, we appreciate the neat touch to his design that his… whiskers (?) look like the international symbol for “poison” — crossed bones.

The description also says that “you may see poisoned Pokémon in areas where these Wooper live,” which sounds like Scarlet and Violet may introduce wild battles with Pokémon that have pre-existing status effects. Cool!


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Fidough stats at a glance:

  • Category – Puppy Pokémon
  • Type – Fairy
  • Height – 1′
  • Weight – 24lbs.
  • Ability – Own Tempo

Fidough is a charming little pupper made of bread. The official Pokémon website describes him thusly:

“Fidough’s moist, smooth skin has elastic qualities and is both firm and soft at the same time. When these Pokémon become excited, they intimidate their opponents by puffing up their bodies to appear bigger.​

Fidough ferments things in its vicinity using the yeast in its breath. Said yeast is useful for cooking, so this Pokémon has been protected by people since long ago.”

Wow! Gross!



Koraidon (left) is the first of the two legendaries, which players of Pokémon Scarlet will get to meet. Not much is known about Koraidon, but according to Pokéjungle, “korai” means “ancient” in Japanese. He looks dragon-type, at least, maybe with a dual fighting or fire type.

The latest trailer confirms that Miraidon and Koraidon will be rideable as motorbikes, flying motorbikes, and sea motorbikes. Potentially, this means that we’ll be able to get the legendaries very early on in the game…



Miraidon (right) is the legendary for Pokémon Violet, and Pokéjungle says that “mirai” means “future” in Japanese — and he certainly looks the part, because he looks like a dragon made out of car parts. Perhaps dragon/electric type?

The latest trailer confirms that Miraidon and Koraidon will be rideable as motorbikes, flying motorbikes, and sea motorbikes. Potentially, this means that we’ll be able to get the legendaries very early on in the game…

Returning Pokémon

From the trailers, we know that we’ll see these Pokémon returning (as well as presumably their entire evolutionary family):

  • Altaria

  • Arcanine

  • Azumarill

  • Bagon

  • Beartic

  • Cacnea

  • Cacturne

  • Chewtle

  • Coalossal

  • Cryogonal

  • Cubchoo

  • Cufant

  • Deerling

  • Donphan

  • Dragonair

  • Dragonite

  • Drednaw

  • Drifblim

  • Drifloon

  • Eelektross

  • Eevee

  • Eiscue

  • Finneon

  • Flaaffy

  • Flabébé

  • Fletchling

  • Gardevoir

  • Gastly

  • Gengar

  • Girafarig

  • Gogoat

  • Golduck

  • Growlithe

  • Gyarados

  • Hariyama

  • Hatterene

  • Haunter

  • Hippowdon

  • Honchkrow

  • Hoppip

  • Houndoom

  • Houndour

  • Hydreigon

  • Larvitar

  • Lilligant

  • Lurantis

  • Luxio

  • Luxray

  • Magnemite

  • Makuhita

  • Mareep

  • Misdreavus

  • Mismagius

  • Mudbray

  • Murkrow

  • Noibat

  • Noivern

  • Pachirisu

  • Pelipper

  • Persian

  • Pikachu

  • Pineco

  • Polteageist

  • Psyduck

  • Pyukumuku

  • Rockruff

  • Rotom

  • Sawsbuck

  • Scizor

  • Sinistea

  • Skiddo

  • Slaking

  • Slowking

  • Snorunt

  • Stonjourner

  • Sunflora

  • Sylveon

  • Talonflame

  • Toxapex

  • Tsareena

  • Venonat

  • Vigoroth

We might also see Hatenna and Applin, as they were seen in sticker form:

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We’ve absolutely missed some that were either too tiny or too brief in the trailers, so let us know in the comments if you saw one that’s not on the list!

That’s all we know so far, so stay glued to this channel to find out more Pokémon names, types, and designs as we find ’em!

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

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