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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences


Who doesn’t love Pokémon games? It’s one of the biggest video game franchises in the world, and with good reason. Each generation introduces new loveable ‘mon, and generation nine is no different. Not only that, but Pokémon Scarlet and Violet also take us to a new region, another exciting thing we all look forward to when it comes to ‘mon titles.

However, while both games in a generation share a lot of similarities, such as the new starter ‘mon and the location in which they take place, they tend to differ in some ways too. So, we’ve decided to take a look at the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences. Knowing what these are can help you to determine which version you buy.

If you want to know more about generation nine, we suggest checking out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon guides. We’re also keeping an eye on the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date, so bookmark that page to stay up to date with all you need to know about generation nine.

Without further ado, here are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences.

A pokemon sitting on a row of flags

What are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences?

For now, we don’t know a great deal about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences. However, if previous generations are anything to go by, there will be at least a couple of things different between the games.

Different attire

One of the differences between the two versions is the outfit that your avatar wears. Those in Scarlet have red clothing, while trainers in Violet have purple. You can see costumes in the tweet below.

Different professors

Each game has a different professor. In Scarlet, it’s Professor Sada, while in Violet, you get to work with Professor Turo.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet different Pokémon

Again, we don’t know many details about generation nine, but all previous generations feature exclusive Pokémon. For example, in generation one (we’ll go with the Let’s Go remakes), you can get Vulpix in the Eevee variation and Growlithe in the Pikachu version. If you want both, you need to trade one with a friend.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet legendary Pokémon spirtes on a Pokémon background

One of differences we can be sure of so far are in terms of legendary Pokémon, with Scarlet receiving Koraidon, while Violet gets Miradon. As you can see above, while both are seemingly dragon-type creatures, there’s quite a big difference in style between the two, and we’re excited to find out the lore reasons for why.

Past and future Pokémon

Then, one of the other differences in Pokémon that we know about comes in the form of past and future versions of various Pokémon – check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet past and future forms guide.

There you have it, all the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences we know about. Make sure to check back regularly, as we’ll update this guide with relevant information as it pops up. If you need more ‘mon in your life, check out our list for the best Pokémon games to see what the greatest adventures you can embark on are.

We also have a list of the best games like Pokémon on Switch, should you want to play something similar yet different.

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