Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet: Which Version to Pick?

    Choices, Choices. We'll help you decide!

    It’s all down to some aesthetic preferences at the end of the day, huh? What Pokemon do you think look cooler? Are there unique Gym Leaders like in Sword and Shield? We’ll tell you what you need to know to pick your preferred version. This info is present in prerelease material such as trailers of the game, so it is spoiler and worry free.

    Titular Legendaries

    Which one of the boxart Legendary Pokémon tickles your fancy the most? The prehistoric Koraidon or the futuristic Miraidon?

    Are There Unique Gym Leaders?

    Unlike Pokémon Sword and Shield, it has not been announced that there will be any version- specific Gym Leaders. You won’t have to pick between special version gym leaders this go- around!

    Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Iono

    Version Specific Professors

    There may not be version-specific Gym Leaders this time; instead, each version has a unique professor. Professor Sada in Scarlet and Professor Turo in Violet. Do you want a fit cave- woman or a high-tech scientist man as your mentor?

    Are There Unique Clothes?

    There aren’t any unique clothes between versions. The outfits and accessories you get are the exact same. However, your Academy uniform’s color does differ depending on the version you pick. In Scarlet, your uniform color is a shade of orange while in Violet your uniform is a purple color.

    Are There Unique Pokémon?

    There are of course unique Pokémon that can be found in each version. Some trailers have showcased some of these Pokemon. One of the biggest examples is Armarouge and Ceruledge. Expect a few more version-exclusive Pokémon as well!


    So, will you pick Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet? We will be releasing more in-depth version differences guides on launch day. If you haven’t decided by then, stay tuned! Well, you don’t have to pick one version if you buy both or let someone else decide for you!

    Payne aka PayneFusion is a huge fan of JRPGs. SQUARE ENIX owns his heart, especially their 'FINAL FANTASY' series. He is currently an aspiring artist and a studier of Japanese.

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