Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Starters Guide


What Kind of Game is
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet?

In Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet you can meet familiar Pokémon as well as discover new Pokémon, and it's a game that veterans to newcomers can enjoy.
As you enjoy the hallmarks of the series—meeting, teaming up with, battling, training, and trading Pokémon—you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a newly evolved adventure.
It's time to begin your adventure along with Pokémon!

What Kind of Game is The Pokémon Series?

Catch and Become Partners
With Pokémon

You can catch wild Pokémon by throwing Poké Balls at them.
After successfully catching one, they will become your reliable partner Pokémon.
In the Paldea region, not only you will encounter Pokémon that have appeared in the past series but also newly discovered Pokémon or Pokémon with regional forms that can only be found in the Paldea region.
The Pokémon you have caught or encountered during your adventure will be registered to your Pokédex.

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The Pokédex

You can fill out your Pokédex not only through encountering Pokémon on your journey, but also by evolving them or hatching Pokémon Eggs.

Enjoy Pokémon Battles

You will run into wild Pokémon and may end up battling them as you walk through grassy fields or inside caves. Other Pokémon Trainers you will encounter during your adventure may also challenge you to a Pokémon battle.
You will earn Exp. Points and your Pokémon will level up as you win battles.

Type Compatibility

Each Pokémon and its move has a Type, and some moves are advantageous and some are disadvantageous depending on their compatibility. You may cause greater damage to the opposing Pokémon if you attack with an advantageous move.

Type Compatibility

Raise Your Pokémon

When Pokémon level up, they will possibly learn a new move or undergo an Evolution.
They will transform into a new form and their stats will raise once they evolve.
Some of your Pokémon may undergo Evolution by means other than leveling up, such as by using an item and on a compatible Pokémon.

For example,...
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite

Learn More About Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet!

Choose Your First Partner Pokémon and Start Your Adventure!

Choose either Grass-type Sprigatito, Fire-type Fuecoco, or Water-type Quaxly, to be your first partner Pokémon.

  • Sprigatito
    • Category: Grass Cat Pokémon
    • Type: Grass
    • Height: 1'4"
    • Weight: 9 lbs.
  • Fuecoco
    • Category: Fire Croc Pokémon
    • Type: Fire
    • Height: 1'4"
    • Weight: 21.6 lbs.
  • Quaxly
    • Category: Duckling Pokémon
    • Type: Water
    • Height: 1'8"
    • Weight: 13.4 lbs.

The Legendary Pokémon

During your adventure, you will meet a Legendary Pokémon and it will join you on your journey.
The Legendary Pokémon are said to have powers that far surpass those of other Pokémon, but details about them are still shrouded in mystery.

  • Koraidon
  • Miraidon

Meet the Pokémon you're familiar with,
and as well as the Pokémon
that have been newly discovered!

  • Pikachu
  • Dragonite
  • Eevee
  • Gyarados
  • Gengar
  • Psyduck
  • NEW Cetitan
  • NEW Lechonk
  • NEW Smoliv
  • NEW Pawmi
  • NEW Fidough

Certain Pokémon only appear in Pokémon Scarlet, and certain Pokémon only appear in Pokémon Violet.

  • Larvitar
  • NEW Armarouge
  • Stonjourner
  • Bagon
  • NEW Ceruledge
  • Eiscue

Explore Freely in a Richly Expressed Open World

Enjoy an open-world experience that only the Pokémon series can deliver—one welcoming even to newcomers to the series.
You can experience a new style of adventure, with a world that you’re free to explore at your leisure and not in an order dictated by the story.

Terastal Phenomenon:
Pokémon Shine and Glimmer Like Gems

When a Pokémon Terastallizes, a Tera Jewel appears above the Pokémon’s head like a crown, and the Pokémon’s body glistens like a cut gemstone!
This phenomenon is found only in the Paldea region.

Each Pokémon has a Tera Type. A Pokémon’s Tera Type is inactive until the Pokémon Terastallizes, <br>at which time the Pokémon’s type will change to its Tera Type. <br>Some Eevee will have a Normal Tera Type, but some other Eevee have a Water Tera Type. / When a Terastallized Pokémon uses a move that matches <br>its Tera Type and at least one of its original types, <br>the boost to that move’s power will be even greater!

Enjoy Your Adventure with Multiplayer Gameplay

You can explore various locations of the region with other players, and enjoy multiplayer gameplay with up to three other friends and family. Let's discover new Pokémon and explore unfamiliar areas together!

Enjoy your adventure with up to three friends and wander around together in the Paldea region!

Team up with your friends on a Tera Raid Battle and seize victory!

What is a
Tera Raid Battle?

*Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) is required for online connection with other Trainers.*Nintendo Switch Online is not available in all countries.


Release date NOV 18, 2022

  • Pokémon Scarlet
  • Pokémon Violet
  • Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet Double Pack

Bonus Items

Receive a Special Pikachu as an Early-Purchase Bonus!

Receive a Special Pikachu as an Early-Purchase Bonus!