What is the difference between Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Melany Moncada • October 16, 2022 6:39 am

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet will be released on November 18, and these are the differences between the two titles.

Since its first launch in 1995, Pokemon releases its games in pairs. Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet both take place in the Paldea region where players start as students at the local academy. There are small but important differences that will make each title unique.

Academies and professors in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the players begin their adventure as a student. In Pokemon Scarlet, players attend the Naranja Academy. The crest depicts an orange (naranja means orange in Spanish). The uniform is red and orange, going with the school aesthetic.

In Pokemon Violet, the players are students at Uva Academy. Uva means grape in Spanish and that is the fruit chosen for the crest. Students wear a combination of purple, yellow, and grey in their uniforms. Every other detail about the schools remains the same.

Each version of the game has its own professor. Those playing Pokemon Scarlet will be guided by Professor Sada, her name comes from Pasada which means past in Spanish. Professor Sada wears prehistoric-style clothing under her lab coat.

For players in Pokemon Violet, they will get to meet Professor Turo. His name comes from Futuro, the Spanish word for future. To reflect the inspiration for his name, Professor Turo wears a futuristic bodysuit.

The past and future aesthetic extend to the legendary Pokemon on each version.

Legendary in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

As is tradition, each title gets its own legendary Pokemon. Those playing Pokemon Scarlet will get to capture Koraidon, while players from Pokemon Scarlet will get Miradon.

Both are dragon-like Pokemon, but their typings are yet to be revealed. Koraidon has a more prehistoric design, while Miradon is slim and futuristic looking.

Pokemon Scarlet has five exclusive Pokemon. Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Stonjourner, and Armarouge. The exclusive Pokemon available in Pokemon Violet are Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, and Ceruledge.

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