Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Paldea region

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s Paldea region takes us on a sunny holiday, so we can leave the hubby and jet off to Lloret de Mar for a few margaritas and 'mons.

A building with multiple spires coming out of the top, in the middle of which is a large Poke ball. It looks a bit like the Sagrada Familia. The sky is blue, with barely a cloud in sight, in a screenshot from Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s Paldea region is a stunning map based on Spain, and with it, there are Pokémon inspired by olives, towns that look like they serve a mean tapas, and lots more references to uncover. There are also brand new Pokémon variations, a new (slightly odd) mount, and more.

So, join us on a jaunt through Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s Paldea region, breathe in the sea breeze, and get up to speed with this gorgeous land before setting out to catch all those Pokémon Scarlet & Violet shiny Pokémon and take down the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet titan Pokémon. We’ve also got guides to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet starters and Scyther evolution, Murkrow evolution, Floette evolution, and how to evolve Primeape.

Anyway, let’s get some sun in the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Paldea region.

A map of the Paldea region in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. IN the middle is a large stony bowl-type thing that looks like it's full of clouds. In the back is a large snowy mountain, nearer the from some sandy outcrops and whatnot. The whole thing is surrounded by a circle of water.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Paldea region

The Paldea region features lots of references to the lovely country of Spain. With a map dotted with rivers, trees, and windmills (Don Quixote anybody?), alongside vibrant towns with people to meet, the inspiration for the game is everywhere. There’s even a big building that looks like the Sagrada Familia.

Nowhere is this inspiration more apparent than in the new forms of old Pokémon alongside brand new critters inspired by olives and Iberian pigs, which you can learn all about in our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon guide.

During your adventure, you make use of a trusty Rotom phone, which has several apps and features to make your life easier. The Pokédex and map are apps on there, meaning you can use it to access handy information on things like nearby towns, Pokémon centers, and wild Pokémon.

Speaking of Pokémon centers, you’re bound to want to rest your Pokémon and get Poké balls to catch more Pokémon. That’s why the land is dotted with Pokémon Centers all around Paldea, which light up at night with a large Poké ball sign on the roof.

A woman behind a red counter in a Poke centre (it basically looks like a shopping mall). On the right is a red creature with a wheel in between its front legs and another between its hind legs. It's on all fours, and atop it is a person. This is from Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Weird, right?

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Paldea mounts

The sprawling Paldea region brings with it a new way to get around, namely by using the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet legendaries Koraidon and Miraidon as motorcycles. Nope, I’m not joking. They even have wheels that seem to pop out of them from nowhere, so you’re basically riding a motorbike with a head and four legs, which is odd.

Either way, it’s a nice way to get around, and you can team up in a group of four and go on road trips through the lovely Basque countryside. You can learn all about it in our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer guide.

Lechonk, an Iberian pig Pokemon, in the grass by a shady tree, with touches of dirt in the foreground, some stony structures behind, and a clear blue sky, in a screenshot from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Paldea differences

There are a few cheeky differences in the region depending on the version of the game you buy, with the main being that there are different Pokémon available in each. For example, Larvitar and Stonjourner only appear in Pokémon Scarlet, while Bagon and Eiscue only appear in Pokémon Violet. Be sure to check out our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet differences guide to wrap your head around these exclusive features.

And that’s all you need to know about the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Paldea region. If all this sightseeing is making you hungry, be sure to check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet recipes to whip up some useful treats.

Also, to make sure you can kick some butt on your adventure, check out our dark Pokémon weakness, dragon Pokémon weakness, ice Pokémon weakness, poison Pokémon weakness, flying Pokémon weakness, and bug Pokémon weakness guides. Heck, we can even tell you what the fairy Pokémon weakness and steel Pokémon weakness is.