Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: All Paradox Pokemon & how to get them

Ezequiel Leis
Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Paradox Pokemon are part of Area Zero’s endgame and the DLC content. If you’re looking to fill your team with these incredible Pokemon, here’s a guide with every Paradox Pokemon available and how to catch them in Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced players to several new features and game mechanics to enjoy, and more new Pokemon have arrived with The Indigo Disk DLC.

The Pokemon Company added Paradox Pokemon to the franchise, and some of these particular creatures led fans to either buy Pokemon Scarlet or Pokemon Violet, guiding their choice of version.

If you want to know more about these Pokemon and how to get them in your adventure, here’s everything you need to know, including the full list of Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.

Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet explained

Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet are brand-new Pokemon based on previously well-known Pokemon from other mainline games. Ancient Pokemon have a prehistoric look and can be found in Pokemon Scarlet, while Future Pokemon resemble robots and can be found in Pokemon Violet.

Page of the Scarlet Book in Pokemon Scarlet
Researchers found Paradox Pokemon roaming around Area Zero.

Players get to know these Pokemon through the Path of Legends in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, where they join Arven in finding Titan Pokemon. The Scarlet Book and the Violet Book contain illustrations of these Paradox Pokemon, gathered by researchers who visited Area Zero.

Paradox Pokemon are completely new Pokemon with different names, type combinations, and backgrounds, as well as different Pokedex numbers and entries. Although they resemble other Pokemon, they are not considered variants, regional forms, or evolutions.

All Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet

Here’s the full list of Paradox Pokemon you can find in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

All Ancient Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet

KoraidonKoraidon in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletFighting/Dragon
Great TuskGreat Tusk in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletGround/Fighting
Brute BonnetBrute Bonnet in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletGrass/Dark
Sandy ShocksSandy Shocks in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletElectric/Ground
Scream TailScream Tail in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletFairy/Psychic
Flutter ManeFlutter Mane in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletGhost/Fairy
Slither WingSlither Wing in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletBug/Fighting
Roaring MoonRoaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletDragon/Dark
Walking WakeWalking Wake in Pokemon Scarlet & VioletWater/Dragon
Gouging FireFire/Dragon
Raging BoltRaging Bolt PokemonElectric/Dragon

All Future Paradox Pokemon in Violet

MiraidonMiraidon in Pokemon VioletElectric/Dragon
Iron TreadsIron Treads in Pokemon VioletGround/Steel
Iron BundleIron Bundle in Pokemon VioletIce/Water
Iron HandsIron Hands in Pokemon VioletFighting/Electric
Iron JugulisIron Jugulis in Pokemon VioletDark/Flying
Iron MothIron Moth in Pokemon VioletFire/Poison
Iron ThornsIron Thorns in Pokemon VioletRock/Electric
Iron ValiantIron Valiant in Pokemon VioletFairy/Fighting
Iron LeavesIron Leaves in Pokemon VioletGrass/Psychic
Iron CrownRock/Psychic
Iron BoulderSteel/Psychic

How to get Paradox Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can find most Paradox Pokemon by exploring Area Zero, also known as The Great Crater of Paldea. This means you’ll need to finish the three main paths in the game and reach the end credits to find and catch them all.

Meanwhile, locating Paradox Pokemon that arrived with The Indigo Disk DLC requires players to complete a sidequest of filling their Blueberry Pokedex with 200 new entries. Perrin will then reveal the Area Zero locations of Raging Bolt, Gouging Fire, Iron Crown, and Iron Boulder, for Scarlet and Violet players respectively.

You can also look out for Paradox Pokemon to feature in Tera Raid Battles, such as the Walking Wake and Iron Leaves events that arrived in the past. Currently, Walking Wake and Iron Leaves are available in raids until January 7, 2024.

Since Paradox Pokemon are version-exclusives, the only way to get Ancient Pokemon in Pokemon Violet is by trading. The same can be said for Future Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet.

For more Pokemon content, make sure to check out some of our other guides:

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge of gaming, he's focused mostly on Pokemon, Fortnite, and HoYoverse titles such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Latin America. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected]