What are the Odds of Male vs Female Starter Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

You'll be soft resetting quite a bit... Unless you're lucky.

You're not alone if you’re resetting to get a female Pokémon starter instead of the more common male one. Not only will you be one of the few unique trainers with a female Sprigatito joining the league, but you’ll also have the opportunity to breed your starter and hatch eggs with better natures, IVs, movesets, and more. Still, what are the odds of you getting a female starter instead of a male one in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Let’s find out.

Starter gender ratio in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Every starter Pokémon (except Pikachu) you first encounter has a one in eight chance of being a female. The odds are lower than the common male-to-female gender ratios in Pokémon, which is 3:1 and 1:1. As such, female starters are much more of a rarity.

Starter Pokémon aren’t the only species with a 8:1 gender ratio, Eevee, Cranidos, and Riolu are some examples of Pokémon that belong in this group.

Related: All Version-Exclusives in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet [Updated]

If you’re not that eager to own a female starter, you can wait until you’re late into the game for a chance to encounter them. One of the best features about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the fact that you can get certain starters from other regions once you’ve unlocked the National Pokédex, including the Hisui starters from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Galar starters from Pokémon Sword and Shield, as well as fan favorites like Froakie and Rowlet.

Every starter you can have in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Sprigatito
  • Scorbunny
  • Sobble
  • Grookey
  • Rowlet
  • Fennekin
  • Froakie
  • Chespin
  • Oshawott
  • Cyndaquil
  • Charmander

For more help with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, take a look at Can you get a Shiny Starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet? and How do picnics work in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? here at Pro Game Guides.

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Bianca Versoza is Pro Game Guides' Weekend Editor. With over three years of experience in gaming journalism, she specializes in anything remotely turn-based and strategic, like Pokémon, Valkyria, and Honkai: Star Rail. Bianca is a huge fan of Square Enix, RPGs, party games, and visual novels, but will play anything with a banger OST. She's a proud early bird.
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