Regional Pokemon have been around for quite some time now, with Pokemon Sun & Moon having first introduced the concept back in 2016. As well as Alolan Pokemon, players have also been treated to Galarian and Hisuian forms, which appeared in Pokemon Sword & Shield and Pokemon Legends: Arceus respectively. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise to learn that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet also boast their own regional variants.
As their name might suggest, Paldean Pokemon can be found exclusively in the Paldea region, which is the setting for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. At launch, however, the number of Paldean Pokemon is more than a little lackluster, with only four Paldean forms; three of which belong to the same Pokemon. Though the other does have its own unique evolution, this is still a far cry from previous games and something that fans will no doubt be expecting to be addressed in future DLC.
Where to Find Every Paldean Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
Paldean Tauros (Fighting-type)
Players can find the Fighting-type version of Paldean Tauros in area two of both East and West Province as well as in the area surrounding Levincia. It can usually be found in herds together with either the Fighting/Fire-type or the Fighting/Water-type version of Paldean Tauros.
Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Fire-type)
As with the Fighting-type form of Paldean Tauros, players will be able to find the Fighting/Fire-type version in area two of the east and west provinces and around Levincia. However, it can only be encountered in Pokemon Scarlet, with Violet players instead being treated to a third form of Paldean Tauros.
Paldean Tauros (Fighting/Water-type)
A Fighting/Water-type form of Paldean Tauros can be found in the same three locations as the other two versions, which means those hoping to track one down will need to head to area two of East or West Province or the outskirts of Levincia. Just as the Fighting/Fire-type version is exclusive to Scarlet, the Fighting/Water/type Paldean Tauros can only be found in Pokemon Violet.
Paldean Wooper (Poison/Ground-type)
Paldean Wooper will likely be the first Paldean Pokemon that most players come across, as it shows up in various locations throughout the southern part of Paldea, including the part of the map in which players first begin their adventure. Players can expect to find it in all five areas of South Province, with the Poison/Ground-type usually hanging out near bodies of water.
Strictly speaking, Clodsire is not a Paldean Pokemon, but instead a unique evolution of a regional variant much like Mr. Rime, Basculegion, or Overqwil. It evolves from Paldean Wooper at level 20 or can be found in the wild in areas five and six of South Province or near the peak of Glaseado Mountain.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet are available now for the Nintendo Switch.