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What are the differences between Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet?

Make sure to catch them all.

Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet are the start of the ninth Generation of mainline Pokémon games. Fans new and old often contemplate what version of the latest Pokémon entry to purchase once it drops in late 2022. Before buying your copy, make sure you know what makes these two versions distinct.

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While Nintendo hasn't confirmed every difference between Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet, we can assume the series staples for different versions in the franchise will apply here. Once we know more from Nintendo, we'll update this article accordingly.

Related: How to preorder Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Traditional version differences in previous Pokémon titles

  • Version exclusive Pokémon
  • Unique Legendary Pokémon
  • Exclusive Gym Leaders

While certain Pokémon only spawn in one version of the game, players can obtain every creature in one release. As in previous franchise entries, players will need to trade with others to complete the Pokédex and get all Pokémon in one version of the game. Trading applies to regular Pokémon and Legendary Pokémon, and you'll probably have to recruit a friend to help you 100% this entry in the franchise and catch them all.

For more on Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, visit our other articles on Pro Game Guides, like Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Starter stats: What we know so far.

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Tai Hofmann
I’m Tai, a gaming guru from Ohio and Staff Writer for Pro Game Guides. Few things are as incredible to me as the interactive experiences video games provide, and I want to use my writing talent to help others enjoy games as well! If I’m not gaming, I’m probably watching Marvel movies or anime.

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