Just like any other Pokémon game, Pokémon Violet and Scarlet have version-exclusive Pokémon that you can only catch in one game or the other.
Splitting Pokémon up by game can make deciding which of the two to purchase a hard (or maybe easy) decision, so to make sure you grab the version that suits your tastes the most, we’ve compiled a list of all the Pokémon confirmed to only be in one game or the other.
In addition to version-exclusive Pokémon, there are a few other exclusives to each game, like school uniforms and professors. Pokémon Scarlet have Professor Sada and orange uniforms, and Pokémon Violet have Professor Turo and purple uniforms.
Update (Feb. 27, 2023): We’ve updated this list with two new legendary Pokémon.
Pokémon Scarlet version exclusives
- Stunky and Skuntank
- Drifloon and Drifblim
- Larvitar, Pupitar, and Tyranitar
- Deino, Zweilous, and Hydreigon
- Skrelp and Dragalge
- Great Tusk
- Scream Tail
- Brute Bonnet
- Flutter Mane
- Slither Wing
- Sandy Shocks
- Roaring Moon
- Walking Wake