Pokémon Database - News & Updates

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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet released!

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 17 November, 2022

The newest games in the Pokémon franchise, Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet are starting to be released around the world! As usual we are busy cataloguing all the new information for the games such as new Pokémon, moves, abilities and locations.

The home page and top-level Scarlet/Violet page will not contain spoilers,and the new Pokémon will not be shown on pages such as the National Pokédex for two weeks. However, following links from the SV section will show the new information. Also on PokéBase there is a button on the right hand side to hide questions tagged scarlet-violet.

Here are some links to notable pages:


New trailer hints at mysterious Pokemon from legends

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 08 November, 2022

A new trailer has been released for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. For the most part it recaps things we've already seen to the tune of Ed Sheeran's Celestial (which is part of the soundtrack to the game), but near the end some brief shots of new Pokémon are seen. They bear a resemblance to Donphan, and according to the press release are known as Great Tusk and Iron Treads.

The two Pokémon are exclusive to Scarlet & Violet respectively, and are part of the Scarlet Book / Violet Book which are ancient tomes written about an expedition in the past.

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New Pokémon Gimmighoul revealed

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 06 November, 2022

Following on from yesterday's addition to Pokémon GO, today a new trailer was released which confirms the Pokémon to be Gimmighoul. It is Ghost type and has two forms - Roaming Form, which is the one appearing in GO - and Chest Form, where it tries to get people to give it coins.

The Pokémon GO website also added an update, confirming that linking Scarlet/Violet with GO will allow catching the Roaming Form in GO, which can then be transferred (via HOME) to SV.


New coin Pokémon released via Pokémon GO

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 05 November, 2022

A new Pokémon has surfaced, following Dratini Community Day in Pokémon GO (which runs from 2-5pm on Saturday 5th). Yesterday its model was found in GO data and leaked by PokeMiners on Twitter.

At 5pm, this creature begins following the player around the map, however, it is not catchable (and may not be a real Pokémon, in the vein of Zygarde cells). Several PokéStops turn gold and many items can be acquired from them, including a ?????? Coin which is apparently from the Paldea region.

UPDATE: a new website chest.pokemon.com was unveiled by the Pokémon Twitter account. It has a treasure chest which updates periodically. As I discovered, it's set to update at specific intervals, concluding at 24 hours and 999 coins (1pm GMT/6am PT), with something else happening an hour later at 2pm GMT/7am PT - possibly a new trailer!


Egg move overhaul, text list exporter and other site updates

Site Updates — 03 November, 2022

It's been a while since I posted about any updates to the site but minor amendments are always being done, particularly for ongoing games like Pokémon GO. And over the past few months a few larger changes have been made.

The biggest is a complete overhaul of the egg move parents section. Previously we only had one page per Pokémon which showed the latest game, and omitted alternate forms which can have different egg moves. It worked well enough in the past as the details didn't change much across generations, but with recent games having limited Pokédexes (Pokédices?) it was becoming less and less helpful. So this content has now been expanded for each set of games and moved to the bottom of the moves by generation page, with tabs for alternate forms.

The second new page is a Pokémon text list generator. It's a simple tool to grab a plain text list of Pokémon. There are various options to show forms, types and base stats, or filter by generation/type. The output can be pasted into a spreadsheet or a text editor for further analysis/manipulation. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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New ghost dog Pokemon, Greavard, teased in latest trailer

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 25 October, 2022

A new teaser trailer has aired, showing a new ghost dog Pokémon. It was later revealed to be named Greavard, and a new trailer released showing it in-game:

Greavard is Ghost type and has the ability Pickup.

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New Pokémon Bellibolt revealed

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 14 October, 2022

A new electric frog Pokémon has been revealed. It was teased in a livestream two days ago, featuring Iono, the Electric type gym leader of Levincia, Paldea. In today's video the Pokémon was revealed as Bellibolt.

A second trailer has now been released, showing Bellibolt in action:


Extended gameplay trailer released, reveals Farigiraf

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 06 October, 2022

A new 14-minute trailer has been released for Pokémon Scarlet/Violet, mostly recapping old information but also introducing some new features. A new Pokémon, Farigiraf was revealed, which is an evolution of Girafarig. It remains Normal/Psychic type, and can have one of two new abilities:

  • Cud Chew, which recycles a Berry once more, on the next turn.
  • Armor Tail, which prevents opponents from using priority moves.

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New Pokémon 'Wiglett' revealed in spoof presentation

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 28 September, 2022

A new Pokémon has been revealed in a spoof presentation released on the Japanese Pokémon website. Purporting to be a meeting of the World Pokémon Ecological Society, it featured several people on a conference call, discussing Pokémon and Pokémon habitats.

Various footage from the Paldea region in Scarlet/Violet was shown. At the end a new white worm Pokémon was seen. It was described as looking similar to Diglett, but appears to be a distinct Pokémon named Wiglett. We'll post further details when we get them. The full original presentation can be viewed here.

UPDATE 29/09: A short new trailer was released, providing more details on Wiglett:


New Scarlet/Violet trailer details the Treasure Hunt and new Pokémon

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 07 September, 2022

A new trailer has dropped for Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet and introduces new Pokémon and characters, including Team Star, some troublemakers at school.

New Pokémon revealed:

  • Klawf - a Rock-type crab-like Pokémon. It can have a new ability Anger Shell which lowers its Def/SpDef but raises its Atk/SpAtk/Speed when Klawf's HP drops below half.
  • Armarouge - a Fire/Psychic robot-like Pokémon. It has the ability Flash Fire and is exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet.
  • Ceruledge - a Fire/Ghost robot-like Pokémon. It has the ability Flash Fire and is exclusive to Pokémon Violet.

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Grafaiai officially revealed

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 01 September, 2022

The new Pokémon, Grafaiai, which was teased two days ago, has been unveiled in a new video styled as camera trap footage:

It described the markings Grafaiai leaves on trees, to attract prey. The colours of its paint are determined by its diet.

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New Pokémon, Grafaiai, announced via mysterious images

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet — 30 August, 2022

Some new images for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet have been released, pertaining to a new Pokémon known as Grafaiai. A Paldean photographer was apparently trying to capture it but it was difficult to catch in action. So these images have been released teasing it via a shadow.


Grafaiai shadow

More images below.

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