Paradox Pokémon (Scarlet & Violet)

Sketch of Iron Treads

Over the course of your adventure in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you’ll run into unusual Pokémon. During the Path of Legends story arc, where you team up with Arven to take down Titan Pokémon, one of the Titan Pokémon you fight is actually one of these so-called Paradox Pokémon.

In Pokémon Scarlet, you fight against the Titan Great Tusk, while in Pokémon Violet you fight against the Titan Iron Treads instead. If you don’t want to be spoiled any further on what these Pokémon are, you might not want to look further below until you’ve seen the credits of the game! (Although, don’t worry, I will still try to keep a lot of the major plot points unspoiled.)


After clearing the main three storyline arcs, you’ll venture into Area Zero and will find more of those mysterious Pokémon.

It turns out that some of these Pokémon are actually from the distant past while some are from the distant future instead. If you’re playing Pokémon Scarlet, all of your available Paradox Pokémon will be past Pokémon while in Pokémon Violet they are all future Pokémon instead. These are all version-exclusive, so you’ll need to trade with the other version to get ones unavailable to you.

Past Paradox Pokémon (Scarlet)

All Paradox Pokémon from the past are exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet. They also all have the new Ability Protosynthesis, which raises the Pokémon’s best stat during sunny weather or if the Pokémon holds a special item called the Booster Energy.

Great Tusk

Great Tusk

Type: Ground / Fighting
Ability: Protosynthesis
Base Stats:

  • HP: 115
  • Attack: 131
  • Defense: 131
  • Sp. Atk: 53
  • Sp. Def: 53
  • Speed: 87

Great Tusk appears to be an ancient form of Donphan.

Scream Tail

Scream Tail

Type: Fairy / Psychic
Ability: Protosynthesis
Base Stats:

  • HP: 115
  • Attack: 65
  • Defense: 99
  • Sp. Atk: 65
  • Sp. Def: 115
  • Speed: 111

Scream Tail appears to be an ancient form of Jigglypuff.

Brute Bonnet

Brute Bonnet

Type: Grass / Dark
Ability: Protosynthesis
Base Stats:

  • HP: 111
  • Attack: 127
  • Defense: 99
  • Sp. Atk: 79
  • Sp. Def: 99
  • Speed: 55

Brute Bonnet appears to be an ancient form of Amoonguss.

Flutter Mane

Flutter Mane

Type: Ghost / Fairy
Ability: Protosynthesis
Base Stats:

  • HP: 55
  • Attack: 55
  • Defense: 55
  • Sp. Atk: 135
  • Sp. Def: 135
  • Speed: 135

Flutter Mane appears to be an ancient form of Misdreavus.

Slither Wing

Slither Wing

Type: Bug / Fighting
Ability: Protosynthesis
Base Stats:

  • HP: 115
  • Attack: 135
  • Defense: 79
  • Sp. Atk: 85
  • Sp. Def: 105
  • Speed: 81

Slither Wing appears to be an ancient form of Volcarona.

Sandy Shocks

Sandy Shocks

Type: Electric / Ground
Ability: Protosynthesis
Base Stats:

  • HP: 85
  • Attack: 81
  • Defense: 97
  • Sp. Atk: 121
  • Sp. Def: 85
  • Speed: 101

Sandy Shocks appears to be an ancient form of Magneton.

Roaring Moon

Roaring Moon

Type: Dragon / Dark
Ability: Protosynthesis
Base Stats:

  • HP: 105
  • Attack: 139
  • Defense: 71
  • Sp. Atk: 55
  • Sp. Def: 101
  • Speed: 119

Roaring Moon appears to be an ancient form of Salamence.

Future Paradox Pokémon (Violet)

All Paradox Pokémon from the future are exclusive to Pokémon Violet. They also all have the new Ability Quark Drive, which raises the Pokémon’s best stat during Electric Terrain or if the Pokémon holds a special item called the Booster Energy.

Iron Treads

Iron Treads

Type: Ground / Steel
Ability: Quark Drive
Base Stats:

  • HP: 90
  • Attack: 112
  • Defense: 120
  • Sp. Atk: 72
  • Sp. Def: 70
  • Speed: 106

Iron Treads appears to be a futuristic form of Donphan.

Iron Bundle

Iron Bundle

Type: Ice / Water
Ability: Quark Drive
Base Stats:

  • HP: 56
  • Attack: 80
  • Defense: 114
  • Sp. Atk: 124
  • Sp. Def: 60
  • Speed: 136

Iron Bundle appears to be a futuristic form of Delibird.

Iron Hands

Iron Hands

Type: Fighting / Electric
Ability: Quark Drive
Base Stats:

  • HP: 154
  • Attack: 140
  • Defense: 108
  • Sp. Atk: 50
  • Sp. Def: 68
  • Speed: 50

Iron Hands appears to be a futuristic form of Hariyama.

Iron Jugulis

Iron Jugulis

Type: Dark / Flying
Ability: Quark Drive
Base Stats:

  • HP: 94
  • Attack: 80
  • Defense: 86
  • Sp. Atk: 122
  • Sp. Def: 80
  • Speed: 108

Iron Jugulis appears to be a futuristic form of Hydreigon.

Iron Moth

Iron Moth

Type: Fire / Poison
Ability: Quark Drive
Base Stats:

  • HP: 80
  • Attack: 70
  • Defense: 60
  • Sp. Atk: 140
  • Sp. Def: 110
  • Speed: 110

Iron Moth appears to be a futuristic form of Volcarona.

Iron Thorns

Iron Thorns

Type: Rock / Electric
Ability: Quark Drive
Base Stats:

  • HP: 100
  • Attack: 134
  • Defense: 110
  • Sp. Atk: 70
  • Sp. Def: 84
  • Speed: 72

Iron Thorns appears to be a futuristic form of Tyranitar.

Iron Valiant

Iron Valiant

Type: Fairy / Fighting
Ability: Quark Drive
Base Stats:

  • HP: 74
  • Attack: 130
  • Defense: 90
  • Sp. Atk: 120
  • Sp. Def: 60
  • Speed: 116

Iron Valiant appears to be a futuristic form of Gallade.

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