All Paradox Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

A new scale threat

by Kara Phillips

Outside of the new Pokemon we have experienced in the Paldea Region during Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, trainers may have experienced an all-new development of the species, which poses a much more significant threat than the standard Pokedex. Paradox Pokemon is an all-new addition to this generation and explore the history and future of Pokemon in a much more exciting and slightly intimidating way. So read on to find out every Paradox Pokemon you may face in your game.

Every Paradox Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Across Scarlet and Violet, there are fourteen total Paradox Pokemon for players to research and encounter, so seven reside within each game. Because of this, the seven Pokemon located within each game are exclusive to that title. However, the Paradox Pokemon within these games are titled slightly differently than what you are used to. Throughout each game, they are referred to with a Paradox Title, briefly describing the Pokemon’s appearance and ability, so it isn’t until you encounter them that you see which species they are. So let’s take a look at the Paradox Pokemon within each game.

Paradox Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet

The Paradox Pokemon within Pokemon Scarlet has a rugged, almost untamed appearance representing the ‘ancient’ appearance of the species before trainers tamed them. The Pokemon within this list are designed to be intimidating and closely resemble prehistoric creatures like dinosaurs and mammoths, so pack your best Pokemon if you’re on the hunt to bulk out your Pokedex with these goliath creatures. The following list features the Paradox title for the Pokemon, alongside the species it is.

  • Great Tusk – Donphan
  • Slither Wing – Volcarona
  • Brute Bonnet – Amoongus
  • Scream Tail – Jigglypuff
  • Flutter Mane – Misdreavus
  • Sandy Shocks – Magneton
  • Roaring Moon – Salamance

Paradox Pokemon in Pokemon Violet

The Paradox Pokemon for Violet adopt a futuristic appearance to mirror Koraidon, so they almost appear like robots. To echo Pokemon Scarlet, there are seven Paradox Pokemon that trainers can encounter during their time in the game. While there are a few similarities within the roster, most featured Pokemon are different, so be sure to trade which Pokemon you might be missing with a fellow trainer. The following list features the Paradox title as the Pokemon is referred to in the game, alongside the species.

  • Iron Treads – Donphan
  • Iron Moth – Volcarona
  • Iron Valiant – Gardevoir
  • Iron Hands – Hariyama
  • Iron Bundle – Delibird
  • Iron Jugulis – Hydreigon
  • Iron Thorns – Tyranitar

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is available on Nintendo Switch.