Paldea Pals

11 characters and monsters you’ll meet in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Meet your new Paldean neighbors.

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Here are 11 new characters and creatures you’ll meet in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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11. Cetitan

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10. Fidough

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Only Fidough’s cuteness can protect it from how delicious it looks. This pastry Pokémon can inflate itself to intimidate challengers and its bizarre ability to breathe out yeast makes it a favorite of bakers (as an assistant, not an ingredient).

9. Paldean Wooper

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Continuing series tradition, Pokémon will have regional forms for Paldea. The Paldean Wooper has given up its amphibious ways to live entirely on land. It’s also decided to cover itself in poisonous mud. Neat!

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8. Terastallized Pokémon

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Paldea’s answer to Gigantamax is the even more awkward-to-say Terastallize, which gives Pokémon a gem-like appearance. Terastallized ‘mons get a boost to attacks of their Tera Type, which can even change their typing.

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7. Legendary vehicle forms

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It’s not a whole new Pokémon, but we finally saw the long-suspected motorcycle forms for Koraidon and Miraidon. These Legendaries can even fly and swim in vehicle mode.

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6. Clavell

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Clavell is the director of the academy your Pokémon trainer will attend. The school’s name changes based on whether you’re playing Scarlet or Violet (Naranja or Uva Academy), as does Clavell’s spiffy jacket.

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5. Jacq

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4. Arven

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3. Penny

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If you liked Fire Emblem’s Bernadetta, you’ll love Penny. She’s shy and likes to cut class, so get ready for the “so relatable” posts now. Penny also rocks an adorable Eevee backpack she never takes off, because why should she?

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2. Nemona

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What would Pokémon be without a rival trainer who’s sure this time they’ll be able to beat you. In Scarlet and Violet, it’s Nemona, who loves Pokémon battles but has canonically bad aim with PokéBalls.

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1. Grusha

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Pro snowboarder turned Pokémon trainer Grusha is the leader of Glaseado Gym. Befitting his exceptionally cozy wardrobe, Grusha uses Ice-type Pokémon, particularly Cetitan.

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