Returning Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

Lucario fighting a Hisuian Zoroark

As it’s likely that not every Pokémon in the series will be available in Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet, this page will serve as an index of all Pokémon that have been confirmed to make an appearance in these games, from screenshots, videos, and other media.

According to the first press release for the games, only Pokémon that can be obtained in Scarlet & Violet can be transferred there via Pokémon HOME, meaning, as with Pokémon Sword & Shield, there will likely be several Pokémon that cannot be transferred into the games. Because of that, this page will try to keep track of any Pokémon confirmed to be in the game.

As of August 3, 2022, there are a total of 157 returning Pokémon that have been confirmed or are heavily suggested to return due to official imagery. This count does not include alternate/regional forms.

Some evolutionary stages of Pokémon may not have been officially shown, but the full evolution line will be assumed to be available and will be included here.

List of Returning Pokémon by Date

PokémonDate RevealedNotes
StarlyFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
StaraviaFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Starly.
StaraptorFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Staravia.
HoppipFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
SkiploomFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Hoppip.
JumpluffFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Skiploom.
PetililFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
LilligantFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Petilil / shown in third trailer.
Hisuian LilligantFeb. 27, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
BounsweetFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
SteeneeFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Bounsweet.
TsareenaFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Steenee.
PsyduckFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
GolduckFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Psyduck.
CombeeFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
VespiquenFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Combee.
DrifloonFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
DrifblimFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Drifloon.
MeowthFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer (Kantonian).
Alolan MeowthFeb. 27, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
Galarian MeowthFeb. 27, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
PersianFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Kantonian Meowth / shown in the third trailer.
Alolan PersianFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Alolan Meowth.
PerrserkerFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Galarian Meowth.
StonjournerFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
ClauncherFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
ClawitzerFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Clauncher.
WingullFeb. 27, 2022Pre-evolution of Pelipper.
PelipperFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
SwabluFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
AltariaFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Swablu / shown in third trailer.
PichuFeb. 27, 2022Pre-evolution of Pikachu.
PikachuFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
RaichuFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Pikachu.
Alolan RaichuFeb. 27, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
HappinyFeb. 27, 2022Pre-evolution of Chansey.
ChanseyFeb. 27, 2022Pre-evolution of Blissey.
BlisseyFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
SeviperFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
LarvitarFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
PupitarFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Larvitar.
TyranitarFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Pupitar.
MagnemiteFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
MagnetonFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Magnemite.
MagnezoneFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Magneton.
RioluFeb. 27, 2022Pre-evolution of Lucario.
LucarioFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer.
FlabébéFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Trailer, briefly while viewing the player’s house.
FloetteFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Flabébé.
FlorgesFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Floette.
DratiniFeb. 27, 2022Fountain of Dratini shown in Trailer.
DragonairFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Dratini / shown in the third trailer.
DragoniteFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Dragonite / shown in press release.
ZoruaFeb. 27, 2022Pre-evolution of Zoroark. (Unovan.)
Hisuian ZoruaFeb. 27, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
ZoroarkFeb. 27, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer (Unovan).
Hisuian ZoroarkFeb. 27, 2022Shown in Press Release screenshots.
HatennaJun. 1, 2022Shown as a sticker in the second trailer.
HattremJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Hatenna.
HattereneJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Hattrem.
Shown in the third trailer/press release.
Applin*Jun. 1, 2022Shown as a sticker in the second trailer.
(* not 100% confirmed, but likely.)
Flapple*Jun. 1, 2022Evolves from Applin.
(* not 100% confirmed, but likely.)
Appletun*Jun. 1, 2022Evolves from Applin.
(* not 100% confirmed, but likely.)
FletchlingJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
FletchinderJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Fletchling.
TalonflameJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
MareepJun. 1, 2022Evolves into Flaaffy / shown in the third trailer.
FlaaffyJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
AmpharosJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Flaaffy.
ChewtleJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
DrednawJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Chewtle.
BagonJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
ShelgonJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Bagon.
SalamenceJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Shelgon.
VenonatJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
VenomothJun. 1, 2022Evolves from Venonat.
RolycolyJun. 1, 2022Evolves into Carkol.
CarkolJun. 1, 2022Evolves into Coalossal.
CoalossalJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
MareanieJun. 1, 2022Evolves into Toxapex.
ToxapexJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
CryogonalJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
GastlyJun. 1, 2022Evolves into Haunter.
HaunterJun. 1, 2022Evolves into Gengar.
GengarJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
FomantisJun. 1, 2022Evolves into Lurantis.
LurantisJun. 1, 2022Shown in the second trailer.
GrowlitheAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
ArcanineAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
DeerlingAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
SawsbuckAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
HoundourAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
HoundoomAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
ShinxAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Luxio.
LuxioAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
LuxrayAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
WooperAug. 3, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
(Paldean Wooper exists.)
QuagsireAug. 3, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
SnoruntAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
GlalieAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Snorunt.
FroslassAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Snorunt.
MagikarpAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Gyarados.
GyaradosAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
MurkrowAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
HonchkrowAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
MakuhitaAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Hariyama.
HariyamaAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
GirafarigAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
SkiddoAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
GogoatAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
CufantAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
CopperajahAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Cufant.
Sunkern*Aug. 3, 2022Evolves into Sunflora.
(* not 100% confirmed, but likely.)
Sunflora*Aug. 3, 2022A statue of a Sunflora is shown in a planting pot in the third trailer.
(* not 100% confirmed, but likely.)
SlakothAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Vigoroth.
VigorothAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
SlakingAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
CacneaAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
CacturneAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
PhanpyAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Donphan.
DonphanAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
PinecoAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
ForretressAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Pineco.
MisdreavusAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
MismagiusAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
CubchooAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
BearticAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
PachirisuAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
PincurchinAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
ScytherAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Scizor.
ScizorAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
Kleavor*Aug. 3, 2022Presumably available as an evolution of Scyther.
(* not 100% confirmed, but almost certain.)
EeveeAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
VaporeonAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Eevee.
JolteonAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Eevee.
FlareonAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Eevee.
EspeonAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Eevee.
UmbreonAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Eevee.
LeafeonAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Eevee.
GlaceonAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Eevee.
SylveonAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
TynamoAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Eelektrik.
EelektrikAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Eelektross.
EelektrossAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
NoibatAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
NoivernAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
EiscueAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
DeinoAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Zweilous.
ZweilousAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Hydreigon.
HydreigonAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
AzurillAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Marill.
MarillAug. 3, 2022Shown in the press release.
AzumarillAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
FinneonAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Lumineon.
LumineonAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
SlowpokeAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Slowking.
Galarian SlowpokeAug. 3, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
SlowbroAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Slowpoke.
Galarian SlowbroAug. 3, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
SlowkingAug. 3, 2022Shown in the third trailer.
Galarian SlowkingAug. 3, 2022Presumably available as alternate form/transfer.
SkwovetAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Greedent.
GreedentAug. 3, 2022Shown in a press screenshot (very small).
RaltsAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Kirlia.
KirliaAug. 3, 2022Evolves into Gardevoir.
GardevoirAug. 3, 2022Shown in a press screenshot.
GalladeAug. 3, 2022Evolves from Kirlia.

Alphabetical List of Returning Pokémon

Altaria
Ampharos
Appletun
Applin
Arcanine
Azumarill
Azurill
Bagon
Beartic
Blissey
Bounsweet
Cacnea
Cacturne
Carkol
Chansey
Chewtle
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Coalossal
Combee
Copperajah
Cryogonal
Cubchoo
Cufant
Deerling
Deino
Donphan
Dragonair
Dragonite
Dratini
Drednaw
Drifblim
Drifloon
Eelektrik
Eelektross
Eevee
Eiscue
Espeon
Finneon
Flaaffy
Flabébé
Flapple
Flareon
Fletchinder
Fletchling
Floette
Florges
Fomantis
Forretress
Froslass
Gallade
Gardevoir
Gastly
Gengar
Girafarig
Glaceon
Glalie
Gogoat
Golduck
Greedent
Growlithe
Gyarados
Happiny
Hariyama
Hatenna
Hatterene
Hattrem
Haunter
Honchkrow
Hoppip
Houndoom
Houndour
Hydreigon
Jolteon
Jumpluff
Kirlia
Kleavor
Larvitar
Leafeon
Lilligant
Lucario
Lumineon
Lurantis
Luxio
Luxray
Magikarp
Magnemite
Magneton
Magnezone
Makuhita
Mareanie
Mareep
Marill
Meowth
Misdreavus
Mismagius
Murkrow
Noibat
Noivern
Pachirisu
Pelipper
Perrserker
Persian
Petilil
Phanpy
Pichu
Pikachu
Pincurchin
Pineco
Psyduck
Pupitar
Quagsire
Raichu
Ralts
Riolu
Rolycoly
Salamence
Sawsbuck
Scizor
Scyther
Seviper
Shelgon
Shinx
Skiddo
Skiploom
Skwovet
Slaking
Slakoth
Slowbro
Slowking
Slowpoke
Snorunt
Staraptor
Staravia
Starly
Steenee
Stonjourner
Sunflora
Sunkern
Swablu
Sylveon
Talonflame
Toxapex
Tsareena
Tynamo
Tyranitar
Umbreon
Vaporeon
Venomoth
Venonat
Vespiquen
Vigoroth
Wingull
Wooper
Zoroark
Zorua
Zweilous
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