It’s likely you’ve already seen screenshots and Tik Toks circulating of trainers who’ve already composed their team of all-dog Pokemon to take on Paldean’s many challenges. But is it possible to do the same with an all-feline team? How many cat Pokemon are even naturally available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, anyway?
Unfortunately, the number might have you hissing after such a strong showing from Team Dog.
All Cat Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet Listed
Sprigatito, Floragato, and Meowscarada
The feline mascots for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are, without a doubt, Sprigatito, Floragato, and Mewoscarada! They’re the grass-type choice for new trainers, and their feline wiles have stolen many a-trainer’s hearts (including mine). Unfortunately, these felines can’t be found in the wild, so if you didn’t choose Sprigatito for your starter, the only way to get your paws on one is to trade for one.
Shinx and Luxio
Shinx and Luxio are both Pokemon that you can find early on in the game, with Shinx being found commonly in South Province (Area Three) and South Province (Area 5). These cute electric cubs, as their name implies, are inspired by lynx and lions. But, if you want the much fiercer, and much more lion-esque Luxury, you’ll have to go to North Province (Area Two).
Meowth and Persian
It’s no surprise that Meowth and Persian are in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet! This duo has been in nearly every game, and you can find Meowth in East Province (Area Three) and West Province (Area Three). Persian is a little more selective in its environment, as it can only be found in West Province (Area Three). In fact, if you take a single step in that area, it’s likely you’ll be aggressively stalked by an entire pack of Persian if you’re not careful.
Litleo and Pyroar
The lions finally make a return in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet! While Shinx and its family are inspired by lions, Litleo and Pyroar remain the indisputable king and queens of the proverbial savannah. Litleo is a fairly common spawn that you’ll see the South and Eastern Provinces of Paldea. Pyroar is more elusive and can only be found in the Dalizapa Passage and North Province (Area One).
Eevee and its Evolutions
This might be a controversial addition, but Eevee is a chimera in more ways than one! Eevee draws traits from rabbits, foxes, cats, and dogs, which have come together to make the super fluff mascot we all known and love.
If Eevee passes the cat test, then its evolutions do, too. While Eevee can be found in South Province (Area Two) and West Province (Area Three), its evolutions can be found scattered across Paldea, though they’re attracted to biomes that most closely resemble their element. Vaporeon, for example, can be found in Casseroya Lake, and Leafeon can be found on the Socarrat Trail. Other evolutions, like Umbreon and Espeon, are less territory locked and more time locked.
And that’s it for all the cat Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet! It’s almost criminal, considering how many dog Pokemon are available for trainers (with three new additions in Generation 9 alone)! But it’s still enough to make yourself your very own cat pack.