Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest Pokémon games on the block, and the first new mainline entry in the series since Pokémon Sword and Shield came out in November 2019. Scarlet and Violet will be out later this year — the 18th November, 2022, to be exact — and they're both based around the Iberian Peninsula, so expect a lot of Spanish and Portuguese cultural references.

Here are all the new Pokémon we know about so far:

New Pokémon


Sprigatito stats at a glance:

  • Category - Grass Cat Pokémon
  • Type - Grass
  • Height - 1'4"
  • Weight - 9lbs.
  • Ability - Overgrow

Sprigatito is a combination of "sprig" — like, uh, a plant — and "gatito", the Spanish for "kitten" or "small cat". He is a small cat, and he is grass-type. He's 1'4" tall, 9 lbs, and his ability is Overgrow. We also know that he is capable of photosynthesis, and he has a special move that "releases a sweet aroma" to make opponents lose their will to battle.


Fuecoco stats at a glance:

  • Category - Fire Croc Pokémon
  • Type - Fire
  • Height - 1'4"
  • Weight - 21.6lbs.
  • Ability - Blaze

Fuecoco is a tiny lad known as the "Fire Croc Pokémon", and his name comes from the Spanish "fuego", meaning fire, and "cocodrilo", a crocodile. He's supposed to look like a chili pepper, but we think he looks like an apple. He's fire-type, obviously, 1'4" tall, 21.6 lbs (he's a heavy boy!) and he has the ability Blaze. His special move is the ability to absorb heat through his scales, and convert them into fire energy.


Quaxly stats at a glance:

  • Category - Duckling Pokémon
  • Type - Water
  • Height - 1'8"
  • Weight - 13.4lbs.
  • Ability - Torrent

Quaxly is the last of the three starter Pokémon. He's the water-type Duckling Pokémon, the tallest of the three at 1'8" tall, 13.4 lbs, and with the ability Torrent. His signature move is some kind of leg-related one, we suspect, as the official website states that "in battle, it kicks its opponents swiftly and repeatedly."


Pawmi stats at a glance:

  • Category - Mouse Pokémon
  • Type - Electric
  • Height - 1'
  • Weight - 5.5lbs.
  • Ability - Static / Natural Cure

Pawmi is an electric-type Mouse Pokémon (sounds familiar) who stands at just 1 foot tall, and weighs a tiny 5.5 lbs. He's one of the Pokémon used by your friend, Nemona, with the ability Static or Natural Cure. He can generate electricity by rubbing his cheeks, and we officially think that Game Freak has run out of ideas. He's VERY cute though, so it's hard to care.


Lechonk stats at a glance:

  • Category - Hog Pokémon
  • Type - Normal
  • Height - 1'8"
  • Weight - 22.5lbs.
  • Ability - Aroma Veil / Gluttony

Lechonk is another of Nemona's Pokémon, a combination of lechon (pork) and chonk (like, chonky. Chunky. He's fat). He's a normal-type Hog Pokémon, 1'8" tall, and a whopping 22.5 lbs, with the ability Aroma Veil (which repels bug Pokémon) or Gluttony. The website says that he "may appear fat at first glance, but in reality, the Pokémon’s body is mostly muscle built by constantly walking around in search of food." Awww.


Smoliv stats at a glance:

  • Category - Olive Pokémon
  • Type - Grass/Normal
  • Height - 1'
  • Weight - 14.3lbs.
  • Ability - Early Bird

Smoliv, the last of Nemona's Pokémon, is — get this — a small olive. We love him. He's a dual grass and normal-type Olive Pokémon, 1' tall, 14.3 lbs (probably due to the olive pit), and he has the ability Early Bird. Much like a camel, Smoliv stores nutrients in the form of oil in the fruit on its head, so he can go for a week without eating or drinking. The oil can also be used as a weapon, but mostly to buy this scaredy-olive time to run away.



Koraidon (left) is the first of the two legendaries, which players of Pokémon Scarlet will get to meet. Not much is known about Koraidon, but according to Pokéjungle, "korai" means "ancient" in Japanese. He looks dragon-type, at least, maybe with a dual fighting or fire type.



Miraidon (right) is the legendary for Pokémon Violet, and Pokéjungle says that "mirai" means "future" in Japanese — and he certainly looks the part, because he looks like a dragon made out of car parts. Perhaps dragon/electric type?

Returning Pokémon

From the trailers, we know that we'll see these Pokémon returning (as well as presumably their entire evolutionary family):

  • Fletchling
  • Talonflame
  • Flaaffy
  • Venonat
  • Pikachu
  • Coalossal
  • Cryogonal
  • Flabébé
  • Chewtle
  • Larvitar
  • Bagon
  • Toxapex
  • Gengar
  • Lurantis

We might also see Drifloon, Hatenna, and Applin, as they were seen in sticker form:

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That's all we know so far, so stay glued to this channel to find out more Pokémon names, types, and designs as we find 'em!

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

[source scarletviolet.pokemon.com]