The Pokemon Company recently announced the next entry in the mainline Pokemon series for the current Nintendo system, Nintendo Switch, “Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet” to be released on November 18th, 2022, and with them of course, new Pokemon, evolutions, and varying types that they could be, especially the starters of Scarlet and Violet. While fans are always excited for the next entry in the Pokemon series, usually regardless of what the game entails whatsoever, this new game has been shrouded in mystery with trailers revealing very little information beyond the professors and overall glimpses of the adventure itself. While fans eagerly await more Pokemon to be announced, between the Pokemon confirmed through trailers and the Pokemon website, as well as leaks and fan-drawn assumed evolutions, speculation has increased as to what the starters final types could be as that has always been an interesting gamble for players with the series. Below, we’ve gone into detail on some of what we know about the new games, “Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet”, as well as the possible types that the three new starters of the upcoming games, also known as Generation 9, could be.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
“Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet” have been light on details but as with the previous few Pokemon games, starting with Pokemon Sword and Shield, have all been released on Nintendo Switch, which was the first time a Pokemon game, in its 20+ years of existence, for it to release on the, let’s say, premium Nintendo console, as previously the games were referred to as handheld games. With the jump of moving to consoles, the creators of the series took advantage and expanded upon the capabilities of what players could do with each release since. While the game has been short on details, fans have speculated due to the professor names within the game, yet another game with more than one professor mind you, that the game will be heavily involved with concepts that involve past and future. When it came to Pokemon specifically with the upcoming new mainline game, several older, known Pokemon were shown and have been confirmed, and new Pokemon confirmed include the usual initial announcement for a new Pokemon game of Starter basic evolutions, type, and other info, as well the pair of Legendaries and some other likely minimal Pokemon. The new Pokemon that we’ll go into speculation on type below include, the legendary pair of Pokemon announced that are highlighted on the box art, Koraidon and Miraidon, and of course the three starters with the usual types of Water, Fire, and Grass.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Legendary Pokemon Possible Evolution Types
To start, the Legendary Pokemon for “Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet”, which are version-specific include Koraidon and Miraidon, as mentioned above. While The Pokemon Company confirmed the appearance and names of these Pocket Monsters in their trailers and on their website for the game, the exact type or any other information regarding these menacing-looking Pokemon has still yet to be confirmed but judging by the looks along, one can assume type possibilities.
Koraidon, the Pokemon on the box art for “Pokemon Scarlet”, given its red color, will also be the Legendary obtainable exclusively in that version as well. While it’s not always certain that the legendaries of the games will mirror each other, it so far has seemed likely that Koraidon, at the very least, both share the Dragon-type. From the appearance of Koraidon, one could assume that the secondary type of the Pokemon could be Fire, just based on color, but judging from the other characteristics of the appearance of the Legendary Pokemon the secondary type could possibly be Ground or even something more unexpected. While the first type we assumed of the Pokemon was Dragon, even that could be anything else but only an official reveal with tell.
According to leaks, the two Legendary Pokemon associated with the upcoming games, “Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet”, will apparently be rideable according to leaks, similar to what was implemented in “Pokemon Legends: Arceus” or “Pokemon Omega Ruby” and “Pokemon Alpha Sapphire” with Latios and Latios. Miraidon, the Legendary Pokemon found within “Pokemon Violet” looks to be the most interesting Legendary out of the two, between color scheme, overall characteristics, and appearance. From its purple color, much can’t be told for certain, but the other characteristics such as its size and stature give us the assumptions that a Dragon-type can be expected. However, for the secondary type, it appears that it may be Electric-type judging from the electric-style ‘flames” on the Pokemon’s tail and head.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Starter Pokemon and Possible Evolution Types
Now for the most important Pokemon of any new generation, starter Pokemon, which has long been among the most unique of each generation with their 3-tier evolution lines, solid types to start off with between Fire, Water, and Grass types and change into a duel-type as they evolve.
The Grass-type Starter Pokemon that trainers can select when they start “Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet” will be Sprigatito, and judging from the overall appearance and description provided on the official site for the upcoming Pokemon games the Pokemon will likely evolve into a secondary type of Fairy.
Quaxly, the Water-type Pokemon that trainers can select on their new upcoming adventure will start off as a Water-type but as with the other generations of Starters, will eventually gain a secondary type. This time around, following the tradition of most Pokemon with a similar knight-like appearance, have been either Steel-type or Fighting-type. However, if Sprigatito doesn’t become a Fairy-type with its second and third forms, Quaxly may.
Fuecoco, the Fire-type starter, like the other starter, is beyond adorable, especially as a first companion but when it comes to the three, Fuecoco has so far appeared that it will become more menacing than the rest and perhaps may become Dark, or maybe even more likely a Ground-type with its similarities to previous Ground-type Pokemon. So overall while there have been leaks pointing in specific directions for what the evolutions for the “Pokemon Scarlet” and “Pokemon Violet” starter types could be, based upon their base forms, we have drawn our assumptions above.