Gen 9 introduced over 100 brand new Pokémon (including forms), and some newcomers from Scarlet and Violet are definitely better than others.
Pokémon Crimson and Violet have been available for a few weeks now, and this time has allowed players to become more familiar with each new creature in the Paldea region. Although it's still early days, there are certainly some standouts out there, both for their great design and their usefulness in battle. Many of the best new Pokémon have great designs and powerful move combos and abilities that make them enemies to be reckoned with. Power creep might also help them.
Soon after the release of the Gen 9 game, players ranked the novice evolutions of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to see which was best for traveling in Paldea. The time since the game's launch has allowed some of the initial recency bias to work out, with some species really coming into their own a few weeks after launch. The growing popularity of Tera Raids has certainly pushed some Pokémon up the list.
How Scarlet & Violet's Roster Of Gen 9 Pokémon Compares To The Classics
Newer Pokémon games are always compared to older ones. Specifically, new Pokémon designs will be put under the microscope and ranked alongside older versions. and A constant stream of new organisms is somewhat inevitable. Looking at how Pokémon Crimson and Violet's designs compare to previous generations, it's clear that many of the new species are instant classics that stand up to some of the series' most iconic creatures.
Every New Gen 9 Pokémon In Scarlet & Violet, Ranked Worst To Best
Determining which Pokémon are better than others is entirely subjective and requires a combination of different reasons to draw a definitive conclusion. With Pokémon Crimson and Violet's stellar new Pokémon roster, it's worth splitting up when it comes to putting one species above the other. Not an easy decision at all, but here are all the new scarlet and purple Pokémon, ranked from worst to best.
Unlike previous generations of Pokémon, it is highly anticipated that Generation 9 will follow in the footsteps of Generation 8 and introduce wave after wave of new Pokémon in each game. Some may also be highlighted in animation, allowing them to be appreciated more thoroughly. These Pokémon Crimson and Violet newcomers are the only Gen 9 Pokémon ahead of the release of possible DLC Pokémon, though.
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