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Which Is Better: Pokemon Scarlet or Violet? What To Buy

Should you choose Pokemon Scarlet or Violet?

When it comes to Pokemon, an initial choice must always be made between two versions. Whether it’s blue or red, gold or silver, sword or shield, and now scarlet or violet, subtle differences exist between each game. That’s why we’re here to break down which is better between Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Differences Between Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

As is always the case with Pokemon, Scarlet and Violet are essentially the same game aside from the exclusives that make each different. Depending on which one you choose, you’ll have a different legendary to find, specific Pokemon, and even version-exclusive professors.

Scarlet Exclusives

  • Koraidon (Legendary)
  • Armarogue
  • Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon
  • Drifloon, Drifblim
  • Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
  • Skrelp, Dragalge
  • Stonjourner
  • Stunky, Skuntank
  • Professor Sada
  • Naranja Academy

Violet Exclusives

  • Miraidon (Legendary)
  • Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence
  • Ceruledge
  • Clauncher, Clawitzer
  • Dreepy, Drakloak, Dragapult
  • Eiscue
  • Gulpin, Swalot
  • Misdreavus, Mismagius
  • Passimian
  • Professor Turo
  • Uva Academy

Also, if you’re playing Scarlet then you’ll notice that your character’s clothing is more orange while in Violet it’s, well, violet — or purple.

Scarlet or Violet: What To Buy?

Deciding which version of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet to buy largely comes down to personal preference. Maybe you fancy one legendary over the other; perhaps it’s one of the color schemes that grabs you just that little bit more than the other. Or, of course, it could always be which Pokemon you’re able to catch. With each version being essentially the same, it’s all about following your gut.

That’s all you need to know when it comes to deciding which is better between Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If you’re looking for more in-game tips, though, keep it right here at Twinfinite with guides covering how to save and how to restart, as well as endless information at the links below.

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Shaun Ranft is a Freelance Writer for Twinfinite, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who has been with the site and writing about games in general since 2022. While he typically covers any major sports title, he also cannot get enough of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds, Arkham, and the Horizon series.