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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences

In this guide, we take a look at Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences, such as the legendaries, to help you decide which version is best suited to you

Two trainers showing off some Pokemon Scarlet and Violet differences surrounded by characters and motorbikes

While both games in a Pokemon generation share a lot of similarities, such as the new starter ‘mon and the location in which they take place, they tend to differ in some ways too. So, we’ve decided to take a look at the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences. Knowing what these are can help you to determine which version you buy.

If you want to know more about generation nine, we suggest checking out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries,  Pokémon Scarlet & Violet breeding, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon guides. We’ve also got a guide full of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet recipes, so you can cook up tasty sammies.

Without further ado, here are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences.

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What are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences?

Outside of the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet exclusives, there are also different things to find in each game. Learn more below.

Different attire

One of the differences between the two versions is the outfit that your avatar wears. Those in Scarlet have red clothing, while trainers in Violet have purple.

Different professors

Each game has a different professor. In Scarlet, it’s Professor Sada, while in Violet, you get to work with Professor Turo.

Legendary Pokémon

Scarlet receives Koraidon, while Violet gets Miraidon. While both are seemingly dragon-type creatures, there’s quite a big difference in style between the two.

Paradox Pokémon

One of the other differences between Pokémon Scarlet and Violet comes in the form of past and future versions of various Pokémon – check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet paradox Pokémon guide to learn more about them.

There you have it, all the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet differences we know about. If you need more ‘mon in your life, check out our Pokédex to see who you can take on your journey with you. Then, take a look at our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet evolution items guide.

We also have a list of the best games like Pokémon on Switch, should you want to play something similar yet different.