Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries

Another generation means another roster of super-powered Pokémon, but what do we know about the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries?

Custom header using screenshots from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Another Pokémon game is coming, which means new Pokémon, and even more importantly, new legendaries. As you might know, Pokémon games since Silver and Gold have been divided by their legendary mascots, so when Game Freak announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, we immediately started to fantasise over what new super-power box-art stars could be lined up for generation nine. 

In our guide to the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries, we’ll cover everything we know so far about the stars of the next main series Pokémon game. Admittedly, that’s not so much at the minute, but we’ll be back here regularly to update this information as Game Freak and The Pokémon Company continue to drip feed us details in the run-up to release. 

If you missed the big reveal trailer that was part of the Pokémon Day 2022 celebrations, make sure you check out our guides to the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet release date, as well as the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters. Or, if you’re still in the midst of your Hisuian adventure, see our tips on Pokémon Legends: Arceus mystery gift codes, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus evolution items.

What are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries? 

While we currently know next to nothing about the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries, we can speculate using some of the information we have about the game in general. As it’s all but confirmed at this point that the game takes place in a new Portugal-inspired region, we at least can take a good guess at what sort of legendary Pokémon might suit the Mediterranean climate. 

screenshot of a Pokemon scarlet and violet location

With the various cultural links between Portugal and Latin American culture, there’s a wealth of history for the development team over at GameFreak to get into. It would be incredibly exciting to see the influence of some characters from Mayan or Aztec myth, such as the god-snake Quetzalcoatl, make an appearance. There’s also the connection between Portugal and Brazil, so with any luck, we might get our first samba-dancing legendary. 

In terms of typing, we’re not exactly sure what we’ll see from either of the cover star legendaries for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. As it’s pretty clear that the new region is a coastal region, it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see a water-type legendary, be it on the box art or as one of the mega ‘mons we’ll find hidden away inside the game. 

The colour scarlet is often associated with flames, so there’s a possibility that GameFreak might go back to basics with at least one of the legendaries, and give us another fire-type legendary Pokémon to add to the long list. Of course, a lot of people thought the same before the ground-type Groudon was seen in Pokémon Ruby, so there’s a good chance we might get a surprise typing just yet. 

Those are our best guesses with the information we have for the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries. If you still haven’t got your hands on the big catches from the most recent catch ‘em all adventure, be sure to see our guides to Pokémon Legends: Arceus legendaries, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus alpha Pokémon