There have been a TON of leaks for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet lately, so I figured I would make a thread on it.
Here are some of the leaks that have been mentioned thus far:
Apparently, only two Pokemon will be getting regional variants in this game: Tauros and Wooper. I am beyond excited for Tauros and actually predicted it would get a regional form in Scarlet/Violet because the game takes place in Spain, so it makes perfect sense.
While there is no word (as far as I’m aware of) on Tauros’ typing, Wooper will be Poison. Now I’m not sure if it will be pure Poison or something like Water/Poison, but it will at least be part Poison.
There will be a bunch of new exciting evolutions in this game: Primeape, Wooper, Dunsparce, Girafarig (shoutout @kromaticlanturn) and Pawniard.
Primeape getting an evolution is AWESOME, and it will apparently be Fighting/Ghost. I also read that the way it evolves will be “interesting,” so curious to see how that works.
Wooper’s case is intriguing considering it also gets a regional form. Could this mean Quagsire doesn’t exist in this region? Maybe it’s like a Meowth/Perrserker thing?
Dunsparce’s evolution is obviously an answer to what fans have been pleading for for over a decade now. But don’t get too excited: the rumor is that it stays Normal type, so the Dragon-type Dunsparce that everyone has been hoping for will have to remain a dream.
Girafarig gets a much-needed evolution that is rumored to be pure Psychic. Interesting that it drops the Normal typing. This is apparently what it looks like.
Pawniard doesn’t get a regional form, so maybe this is like a Bellossom/Vileplume thing where there is another way to evolve it? Unlike Gloom, though, Pawniard evolves into Bisharp by level-up, so I’m not sure how we would get the other evolution. Remains to be seen.
New Form Types
If you were disappointed that there are evidently only two new regional variants, don’t be dismayed: new form types will be in Scarlet and Violet.
One of the new variants is called Paradox Pokemon, where there will apparently be ancient and future forms of existing Pokemon, but here is the catch: they will have different names, a different Pokedex number and they do not evolve.
The Pokemon that will have the forms are Jigglypuff, Amoonguss, Volcarona, Misdreavus, Delibird, Gallade and Hariyama. There are also rumors that Tyranitar and Salamence will have such forms, as well as two other Gen 2 Pokemon that remain unnamed in the leaks.
What’s weird is that these forms don’t evolve, but some of these are already fully evolved Pokemon. So I guess there is no Ralts, for example? Just Gallade? Strange.
There will ALSO be something called “Convergent Species,” where an existing Pokemon will have a counterpart that looks nearly identical save for a color change and a type change. However, they will be completely unrelated to the original Pokemon and will have their own name and Pokedex number. Hmm. Very odd.
The only such Convergent Species that has been leaked thus far is Diglett, which will evidently be a Water type. There will also be a Gen 1 Water type that will have such a form, but it remains unnamed in the leaks.
Gen 6 had mega evolutions. Gen 7 had Z-Moves. Gen 8 had Dynamax. So, what is the gimmick for Gen 9?
Apparently (I feel like I’ve said that word a million times), it will be something called “crystallization.” It will change the look of your Pokemon and will provide a stat boost for a specific type that you can choose. It basically gives it another STAB. It will look something like this.
Other Nuggets of Information
There is no new Eeveelution.
Fuecoco’s evolution will NOT be bipedal. The final forms of Sprigatito and Quaxly will be, however.
The supposed Pika clone that we saw in the trailer (Pawmi) will have an evolution. If Pawmi is, in fact, the Pika clone of this generation, it would make it the first Pika clone to evolve since Marill.
Galvantula, Milotic, Wailord, Metagross, Jynx and Golurk are NOT in the game.
Contrary to popular demand, megas will NOT return in Gen 9.
There will be size differences in overworld Pokemon (we first saw this in Let’s Go), and overworld Shinies will be a thing again.
There are a lot more things to mention, but these seem like some of the key points. Check out Centro Leaks on Twitter to keep up with everything