All Returning Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Look who's back, back again.

The Paldea region is home to 400 Pokemon, both new and old. While Trainers are excited to see the new additions, many also want to know which ones are returning so that they can have their favorites on their team. Here’s all of the returning Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet – and there are more than you may think.

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All Returning Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Though the Gen 9 games don’t have the National Pokedex, that doesn’t mean Game Freak has skimped out on adding Pokemon from previous Generations. There are many friendly faces that you’ll recognize as you explore every inch of Paldea, whether it’s in the desert, in grassy plains, or while swimming in the ocean.

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Here is a list of every returning Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, in Paldean Pokedex order:

  • Hoppip
  • Skiploom
  • Jumpluff
  • Fletchling
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Houndour
  • Houndoom
  • Yungoos
  • Gumshoos
  • Skwovet
  • Greedent
  • Sunkern
  • Sunflora
  • Kricketot
  • Kricketune
  • Scatterbug
  • Spewpa
  • Vivillon
  • Combee
  • Vespiquen
  • Rookidee
  • Corvisquire
  • Corviknight
  • Happiny
  • Chansey
  • Blissey
  • Azurill
  • Marill
  • Azumarill
  • Surskit
  • Masquerain
  • Buizel
  • Floatzel
  • Wooper
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Chewtle
  • Drednaw
  • Igglybuff
  • Jigglypuff
  • Wigglytuff
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Gardevoir
  • Gallade
  • Drowzee
  • Hypno
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Gengar
  • Pichu
  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Slakoth
  • Vigoroth
  • Slaking
  • Bounsweet
  • Steenee
  • Tsareena
  • Bonsly
  • Sudowoodo
  • Rockruff
  • Lycanroc
  • Rolycoly
  • Carkol
  • Coalossal
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Staraptor
  • Oricorio
  • Mareep
  • Flaaffy
  • Ampharos
  • Petilil
  • Lilligant
  • Shroomish
  • Breloom
  • Applin
  • Flapple
  • Appletun
  • Spoink
  • Grumpig
  • Misdreavus
  • Mismagius
  • Makuhita
  • Hariyama
  • Crabrawler
  • Crabominable
  • Salandit
  • Salazzle
  • Phanpy
  • Donphan
  • Cufant
  • Copperajah
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Garchomp
  • Wingull
  • Pelipper
  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados
  • Arrokuda
  • Barraskewda
  • Basculin
  • Gulpin
  • Swalot
  • Meowth
  • Persian
  • Drifloon
  • Drifblim
  • Flabébé
  • Floette
  • Florges
  • Diglett
  • Dugtrio
  • Torkoal
  • Numel
  • Camerupt
  • Bronzor
  • Bronzong
  • Axew
  • Fraxure
  • Haxorus
  • Mankey
  • Primeape
  • Meditite
  • Medicham
  • Riolu
  • Lucario
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Goomy
  • Sliggoo
  • Goodra
  • Croagunk
  • Toxicroak
  • Eevee
  • Vaporeon
  • Jolteon
  • Flareon
  • Espeon
  • Umbreon
  • Leafeon
  • Glaceon
  • Sylveon
  • Dunsparce
  • Deerling
  • Sawsbuck
  • Girafarig
  • Grimer
  • Muk
  • Toxel
  • Toxtricity
  • Dedenne
  • Pachirisu
  • Stantler
  • Foongus
  • Amoonguss
  • Voltorb
  • Electrode
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton
  • Magnezone
  • Ditto
  • Growlithe
  • Arcanine
  • Teddiursa
  • Ursaring
  • Zangoose
  • Seviper
  • Swablu
  • Altaria
  • Skiddle
  • Gogoat
  • Tauros
  • Litleo
  • Pyroar
  • Stunky
  • Stuntank
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Sneasel
  • Weavile
  • Murkrow
  • Honchkrow
  • Gothita
  • Gothorita
  • Gothitelle
  • Sinistea
  • Polteagiest
  • Mimikyu
  • Klefki
  • Indeedee
  • Tropius
  • Fomantis
  • Lurantis
  • Cacnea
  • Cacturne
  • Venonat
  • Venomoth
  • Pineco
  • Forretress
  • Scyther
  • Scizor
  • Heracross
  • Hippopotas
  • Hippowdon
  • Sandile
  • Krokorok
  • Krookodile
  • Silicobra
  • Sandaconda
  • Mudbray
  • Mudsdale
  • Larvesta
  • Volcarona
  • Bagon
  • Shelgon
  • Salamence
  • Hatenna
  • Hattrem
  • Hatterene
  • Impidimp
  • Morgrem
  • Grimmsnarl
  • Sableye
  • Shuppet
  • Banette
  • Falinks
  • Hawlucha
  • Spiritomb
  • Noibat
  • Noivern
  • Dreepy
  • Drakloak
  • Dragapult
  • Rotom
  • Orangaru
  • Passimian
  • Komala
  • Larvitar
  • Pupitar
  • Tyranitar
  • Stonjourner
  • Eiscue
  • Pinchurchin
  • Sandygast
  • Palossand
  • Slowpoke
  • Slowbro
  • Slowking
  • Shellos
  • Gastrodon
  • Shellder
  • Cloyster
  • Qwilfish
  • Luvdisc
  • Finneon
  • Lumineon
  • Bruxish
  • Alomomola
  • Skrelp
  • Dragalgae
  • Clauncher
  • Clawitzer
  • Tynamo
  • Eelektrik
  • Eelektross
  • Mareanie
  • Toxapex
  • Dratini
  • Dragonair
  • Dragonite
  • Snom
  • Frosmoth
  • Snover
  • Abomasnow
  • Delibird
  • Cubchoo
  • Beartic
  • Snorunt
  • Glalie
  • Froslass
  • Cryogonal
  • Bergmite
  • Avalugg
  • Rufflet
  • Braviary
  • Pawniard
  • Bisharp
  • Deino
  • Zweilous
  • Hydreigon

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Meg Bethany Koepp

Meg started out as a video games journalist in the UK in 2014, and went on to study Games Journalism & PR (yes, it exists) in 2015. In 2018, she left university to move to the USA, where she eventually became Managing Editor at Prima Games in May 2022. When she's not working, you can find her playing her ASUS ROG Ally, training Pokémon, or trailblazing through the galaxy in Honkai: Star Rail. You can contact Meg at [email protected].