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 and 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 and Violet can be transferred there via Pokémon HOME, meaning, as with Pokémon Sword and 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 February 28, 2022, there are a total of 50 returning Pokémon that have been confirmed or are heavily suggested to return due to official imagery. This count does not include alternate 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.
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.
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.
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.
DragoniteFeb. 27, 2022Evolves from Dragonite.
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.

Alphabetical List of Returning Pokémon

Altaria
Blissey
Bounsweet
Chansey
Clauncher
Clawitzer
Combee
Dragonair
Dragonite
Dratini
Drifblim
Drifloon
Flabébé
Floette
Florges
Golduck
Happiny
Hoppip
Jumpluff
Larvitar
Lilligant
Lucario
Magnemite
Magneton
Magnezone
Meowth
Pelipper
Perrserker
Persian
Petilil
Pichu
Pikachu
Psyduck
Pupitar
Raichu
Riolu
Seviper
Skiploom
Staraptor
Staravia
Starly
Steenee
Stonjourner
Swablu
Tsareena
Tyranitar
Vespiquen
Wingull
Zoroark
Zorua
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