Pokemon Scarlet & Violet provides fans with a new experience, but some of their favorite Pokemon from Kanto return.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has been released, bringing the incredible Pokemon universe back to the forefront of our minds. The game takes place in the region of Paldea and features over 100 new Pokemon to capture, collect, and battle. With its innovative new features, the game appears to be an excellent addition to the franchise.
In addition to the new Pokemon, hundreds of old ones, including some of the original 151 Pokemon of the Kanto region, are returning. Incorporating Scarlet and Violet’s new capabilities, these Pokemon feature alterations and enhancements to the originals.
In Scarlet & Violet, the original pseudo-legendary Pokemon has returned. Dragonite is a fan-favorite, so it’s great that it’s back in Generation 9 after being removed from Pokemon Sword & Shield and unavailable in Pokemon Legends Arceus.
Dratini, Dragonite’s first pre-evolution, can be found in Casseroya Lake once the swim ability has been unlocked. It can then evolve into Dragonair at level 30, and then into the magnificent dragon at level 55. Later in the game, special Dragonites with unique Tera types can be obtained, so players should seek them out.
Gyarados is back! The water type seems to appear in every game in the franchise, but there are no complaints, as it is a very powerful and easy-to-obtain Pokémon. Make sure to capture a Magikarp and evolve it into a Gyarados in Scarlet & Violet. Magikarp can be found everywhere in Paldea.
It is a Pokemon whose design has withstood the test of time; its 125 attack stat makes it a threat, and it will once again be the water type of choice for many players. Gyarados can be found in the seas surrounding Paldea, allowing trainers to bypass Magikarp and go straight to the water/flying type.
Scyther’s design as a giant praying mantis with large scythes for hands makes it one of the best bug types in the franchise, and its addition to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is welcome. Scyther is a must-catch Pokémon due to its lethal attack (110) and speed (105) statistics.
Scyther, a bug/flying type, can evolve into Scizor, introduced in Generation 2, when traded while wearing a metal coat. However, Scyther is already so powerful that it is unnecessary to evolve it. Arceus Scyther could evolve into Kleavor in Pokemon Legends, but that ability has been removed from this game.
Jigglypuff reappears with an unexpected twist. Fans will recall the pink ball of fluff’s exploits in the anime, in which it repeatedly put Ash and his companions to sleep and drew on them.
In contrast, Jigglypuff has an intriguing new variant in this game. During the Way Home storyline in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, paradox forms are introduced. In Scarlet, fans encounter ancient Pokemon, while in Violet, they encounter futuristic Pokémon. A Jigglypuff Scream Tail is a feral fairy/physical ancestor of the Pokemon of Kanto. At this point in the game, little is known about the paradox Pokemon, but they are certainly intriguing.
Mankey, a relatively underutilized Pokémon, has been given a new lease on life in Scarlet & Violet with the introduction of a new evolution. Mankey evolves initially into Primeape and then into Annihilape. A fighting and ghost type obtained when Primeape gains a level after using Rage Fist twenty times.
Paldea contains populations of Mankey in South Province Area One, South Province Area Five, and West Province Area One. Be sure to capture and evolve a Pokémon to witness its new evolution in the game.
Fans have been clamoring for a Tauros evolution ever since it debuted in the very first game in 1996; however, it has received a new variant and a form.
In addition to a new type, pure fighting, the Paldean variant of Tauros has a sleek new black color scheme, which is an improvement over its original design.
A fire/fighting variant known as a blaze breed can be captured in Scarlet. In Violet, one can find an aqua breed that is an improvement on the original 151 Tauros in both water and combat.
This ghost type and its pre-evolutions were the only ones of their kind in Pokemon Red and Blue, but there are now hundreds of ghost types in Pokemon. Gengar remains one of the most frequently used and recognizable ghosts in the franchise. Gengar is one of the best and most powerful Kanto Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet, with 130 special attack and 110 speed. Its design is simple but amazing.
Ghastly can be found in multiple locations throughout Paldea, but only at night. At level 25, it can evolve into Haunter, which can then be traded to evolve into Gengar. This final step may be difficult, but it’s worth it for this poison gas Pokemon.
Recently, Gamefreak appears to have developed an odd fixation on Diglett. It had a regional variant with added hair and steel typing in Sun and Moon.
Diglett returns for Generation 9 with a bizarre new form. In-game Wiglett is a new Pokemon. It is a water-type Pokémon that closely resembles Diglett, but is unrelated to the Generation 1 ground-type Pokémon. Diglett can be found in multiple locations in Paldea, but it may be preferable to seek out its new Doppelganger, Wiglett.
Magnemite, Magneton, and Generation 4 Magnezone return to Scarlet & Violet, a Pokemon with a unique design. In this new game, its surface has been updated with a metallic sheen, which is a tremendous improvement for the magnet Pokemon.
Similar to Jigglypuff or ‘Scream Tail,’ Magnemite’s evolution Magneton has a Paradox Pokemon variation known as Sandy Shocks, an electric/ground-type ancestor of Magneton. These enhancements breathe new life into the Magnemite line, which will be utilized more in the upcoming game.
Naturally, Pikachu would be featured in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, but the franchise’s mascot would never be excluded. Fans who pre-ordered the game would receive a special Pikachu with the ability to fly and a flying-type Tera.
This is a fantastic improvement to Pikachu, and with Pokemon Home, players can keep all of their special Pikachu in one location. Can the game be won with only multiple Pikachu? If players are fortunate enough to obtain this card, it is possible.