All Pokemon with special forms in Scarlet & Violet

Special for DudunsparceGame Freak

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet still have a lot of things to discover, and one of the best kept secrets in the game is about the special forms of Pokemon you can find all around Paldea and Kitakami. So, here’s a list of all Pokemon with special forms in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and how to get them.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet offer an incredibly huge world to explore, and trainers can roam around Paldea chasing the rarest Pokemon to complete their Pokedex. However, many species have special forms that can only be obtained through certain methods.

Some of these Pokemon that have an alternate form are considered rare by themselves, and getting one of these individually is hard, not to mention getting a shiny one.

So, here’s all you need to know about all Pokemon with special forms in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, including variants and how to get them.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Family of Three Maushold

Maushold is a hive-mind Pokemon, like Exeggcute and Falinks, so it is composed of several Pokemon. Maushold evolves from Tandemaus by reaching level 25. Curiously, this Pokemon doesn’t show an evolution animation if the players don’t battle or level it up with exp share.

Instead, it will silently turn into Maushold if players level it up with the auto-battle feature. When Tandemaus evolves into Maushold, it will have one of two forms: Family of Four (regular) or Family of Three (1 every 1000). So, to get the Family of Three Maushold, players need to rely on RNG.

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It is worth mentioning that 4-Star Tera Raids of Maushold will always feature the Family of Three specimens. So keep that in mind if you ever see one of these raids.

Maushold Three and Four formsGame Freak
The Maushold Family of Three variant is the rarest variant form in the game.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Three Segment Tail Dudunsparce

Dudunsparce is the evolution of Dunsparce, and as the name suggests, it is a Dunsparce with an extra segment on its body. But, there is another form of Dudunsparce, the one that has a three-segmented body, known as Three Segment Dudunsparce.

This Pokemon can be obtained by lucky players who evolve Dunsparce at level 32 and have 1 in a 100 chance to obtain this rare Pokemon.

Dudunsparce in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletGame Freak
Dudunsparce will turn into the Two-segmented or Three-segmented forms upon evolving.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Water & Fire Tauros breeds

Paldean Tauros is certainly one of the Pokemon with the best-hidden mechanics in the game. You have three breeds of Paldean Tauros, the regular one and two others which are version-exclusive forms that you can find by using the following trick:

  • To get Blaze Breed Tauros: Eat food with Fire Encounter Power (Scarlet)
  • To get Aqua Breed Tauros: Eat food with Water Encounter Power (Violet)

Once you have eaten one of these foods that boost either Water or Fire Encounters, look for packs of Tauros in the Wild, and you’ll see one of the specimens according to your current active encounter power.

Aqua Breed and Blaze Breed TaurosGame Freak
Aqua Breed and Blaze Breed Tauros are Version-exclusive Pokemon.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Squawkabilly’s Colors

Squawkabilly is one of the cutest Pokemon in Generation 9, and it comes in various colors, ready to be collected by enthusiastic trainers. To get all these four color patterns for Squawkabilly, trainers need to get to the following areas of Paldea to catch each of them:

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  • White: South Province (Area Two) near Mesagoza.
  • Green: East Province (Area Three) near Zapapico.
  • Yellow: East Province (Area Two) near Levicia.
  • Blue: East Province (Area One) near Artazon.

And there you have it, that’s how to get each of the Squawkabilly variants.

Squawkabilly colorsGame Freak
Squawkabilly is said to inhabit the tops of threes and produce an uproar when traveling in flocks.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tatsugiri’s colors

Tatsugiri is a Dragon/Water-type Pokemon introduced in Generation 9, which has an interesting interaction with the Pokemon Dodonzo. Dodonzo will swallow Tatsugiri when using them in Doubles battles, and gain certain buffs according to Tatugiri’s color pattern and form.

These are all the colors and forms of Tatsugiri, including the shiny variants:

  • Curly Form (Pale orange, orange back)
  • Curly Form Shiny (Brick orange, brown back)
  • Droopy Form (Pink)
  • Droopy Form Shiny (White)
  • Stretchy Form (Yellow)
  • Stretchy Form Shiny (Bright Orange with yellow stripes)

All these forms and their shiny variants can be found in Casseroya Lake in both Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Tatsugiri all forms and shiny formsGame Freak
Tatsugiri is a Pokemon that resembles an iconic Japanese dish.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Palafin’s Zero to Hero form

Palafin is a Pokemon that evolves from Finizen and experiences almost no changes when evolving. But Palafin has a hidden form locked behind its ability “Zero to Hero.” When recalling Palafin, it will later transform into its Hero Form when released back into combat after an ally Pokemon faints.

Palafin Hero form is temporary, much like the Mega-Evolutions, Gigantamax, or Terastalize forms.

Palafin Hero form and Palafin Zero form.Game Freak
Palafin turns into its Hero form when an ally falls in battle.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Poltchageist & Sinistcha/Sinistea & Polteageist Masterwork

Sinistea and Poltchageist are both Ghost-type Pokemon, but Poltchageist can be located in the Kitakami Region, while Sinistea can be found in Paldea. Both of them have a regular (fake) form and a special form that is defined by a small brand on the bottom part of their bodies. Sinistea’s special form is called Original, while Poltchageist’s special form is called Masterpiece.

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When evolving Poltchageist and Sinistea, they keep their special forms. It is said that 1 in 500 Sinistea carries the Original brand, while 1 in 600 Poltchageist is found as Masterpiece in the wild.

Poltchageis & SinisteaGame Freak
Poltchageist and Sinistea both have regular forms and “branded” forms.

Poltchageist also requires a special item called Unremarkable Teacup to evolve into its regular Sinistcha form. But to evolve a Masterpiece Poltchageist into Masterpiece Sinistcha, you will require a Masterpiece Teacup.

And that’s all the Pokemon with special forms in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If you found this information useful, you can also check the following guides:

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