Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are about the past, present, and future. This is similar to how Legends: Arceus looked at the past.
With these ideas in mind, Scarlet and Violet come up with a new type of Pokemon, which they call Paradox Pokemon.
In the last part of the game, these strange Pokemon from the past and future show up.
What are they, and where did they come from?
As we try to answer these questions, let’s look at everything we know about Paradox Pokemon.
What Are Paradox Pokemon?
Paradox Pokemon are the old or future versions of the Pokemon we know and love today. You can find Pokemon from the past in Scarlet, and Pokemon from the future in Violet.
These Pokemon look a little bit like current Pokemon like Jigglypuff and Delibird, but they are not the same type and have a few differences.
Flutter Mane, for example, looks a lot like Misdreavus, but it is a Ghost and Fairy type and has a different ability and moves that it can learn.
You can learn more about each Pokemon in your game by reading Occulture books in the academy’s library.
We learn from these books that the Pokemon from the past or future are from about a billion years ago or in the future.
Because of this, we can guess that Pokemon are either the very first forms of a Pokemon before it evolved into the ones we know now, or the final form of what that Pokemon will look like in the future.
Here are the Pokemon that you can meet in Scarlet and Violet, along with the current Pokemon that they are based on.
Scarlet Ancient Form Paradox Pokemon
|Paradox Pokemon||Pokemon It’s Based On|
Violet Future Form Paradox Pokemon
|Paradox Pokemon||Pokemon It’s Based On|
Where Did Paradox Pokemon Come From?
We know that Paradox Pokemon came from the past or the future, but how did this happen?
At the end of Scarlet and Violet’s main story, we go to the depths of Area Zero to find Professor Sada or Turo, based on which game you played.
But this isn’t the real professor. This is a robot with artificial intelligence that the real professor made to stand in for them.
They say that there is a time machine at the bottom of Area Zero, and that it was the original professor’s life’s work to make this time machine so that Pokemon from the past and future can come to the present and live together in peace.
The professor finally finished building the time machine, but a Pokemon caused an accident in their lab that led to an explosion that killed the professor.
After the accident, the AI professor takes over Area Zero. His only goal is to get the Pokemon back to the present, even though this puts Area Zero and the whole Paldea area in danger.
The AI professor knows that there is a risk, but it is not programmed to stop itself.
As more Pokemon come to the present, some of them finally get out of Area Zero and end up in Paldea, where you and your friends find them.
Where can I catch Paradox Pokémon?
You might see a few Pokémon before you get to The Way Home, but you won’t be able to catch one until you get there.
On this road, you have to go to The Great Crater of Paldea to get into Area Zero. As you go down, you’ll meet your first wild Pokémon: a Scarlet Screech Tail and a Violet Iron Bundle.
The last Pokémon can’t be caught until the end of the game, after the credits have rolled. All of these things can only be found in Area Zero.
Why are they Called Paradox Pokémon?
It is eventually revealed that their presence is the work of one of Pokémon’s newest Professors, Sada or Turo, who built a time machine to bring these Pokémon from their own time to the present, giving rise to the name of ‘Paradox’.
How many paradoxes are there Pokémon?
There are 16 Paradox Pokémon in total, including Koraidon and Miraidon, spread across both games’. This means, if you want to complete your Paradox Pokémon collection, you’ll need to do some trading with a player who has the opposite version to you.
What is the fastest Paradox Pokémon?
Iron Bundle gets to be the fastest paradox Pokemon, beating Flutter Mane, which is the second-fastest paradox Pokemon. It is the past form of Misdreavus, and it has a Speed stat of 135.
Who is the strongest Pokèmon?
Arceus is, without a doubt, the most powerful Legendary Pokémon. This Normal type Mythical Pokémon is the creator of the universe and thus the closest that the Pokémon world has to a god. When it hatched from its egg, Arceus brought with it time, space, and antimatter in the form of the Creation Trio.