Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV): Starter Pokemon And Their Abilities

The beloved classic Pokemon has come out with its latest Generation 9 with the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV). As usual, there are three starter Pokemon available for players to choose from, covering fire, grass, and water types respectively.

The franchise has rolled out new batches of Pokemon at regular intervals, and it is no different this time either. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV) have a total of 103 new additions whom players can search for and battle against as they progress through the game.

When it comes to the starter Pokemon, they are a mixed bunch of attacks and evolution which means you have to consider a number of things before choosing one of them.

In that regard, the following guide will go through the starters and their evolution for you to get to know them in depth.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Starter Pokemon

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV): What are the starter Pokemon in Generation 9

The three starters are named Quaxly (Water), Sprigatito (Green), and Fuecoco (Fire). Their respective evolutions are given as follows:

  • Quaxly-> Quaxwell (Level 16)-> Quaquaval (Level 35)
  • Sprigatito-> Floragato (Level 16)-> Meowscarada (Level 35)
  • Fuecoco-> Crocalor (Level 16)-> Skeledirge (Level 35)

Many of the aspects from earlier generations have remained the same, including a specific ability for each of the starters:

  • Overgrow (Sprigatito)
  • Torrent (Quaxly)
  • Blaze (Fuecoco).

Additionally, they can also Terastallize to make Tera Types which will be in line with their present kinds.

The great benefit of this there is far more powerful attacks that can be used which come on top of the respective Same Type Attack Bonus (STAB) which is always great news for players.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV): All details about starter Pokemon and final evolution

Coming to the broad details surrounding each starter, there are some fascinating insights as to how they are best used and what players have to keep in mind when it comes to battles.

You will also build up an idea of how powerful their final evolutions are and why they will be crucial in the latter stages of the game. Here are the details of the starters as follows:


The duckling-shaped Pokemon whose name comes from ‘quack’ and ‘aqua’ always keeps his hairstyle waxy which is another nice, little pun. 

The ‘Torrent’ ability improves Quaxly’s Water-type moves by 50% when the health gets lower, meaning you have a big boost during the latter stages of fights.

The one thing to keep in mind is that you would want to be careful when it comes to fighting against Grass-type Pokemon in the initial phases of the game while it is very powerful against Rock-type.

Pokemon Scaarlet and Violet - Quaquaval

Its final evolution is Quaquaval who is of Water/Fighting-type with a great Attack stat and reasonable Speed.

The main move is the Aqua-Step which is a Water attack and increases the Pokemon’s speed by a further level.


The cat-shaped Pokemon whose name comes from the combination of sprig and gatito, the latter meaning “kitten” in Spanish.

The Overgrow is a signature ability for Grass-type Pokemon, meaning your physical and special powers increase when the health drops towards the end.

The big nemesis for Sprigatito is Flying and Bug-type Pokemon while it towers over Water and Rock-type Pokemon.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Meowscarada

The final evolution is Meowscarada who is Grass/Dark-type with great attacking prowess and superb speed. The special move is Flower Trick which is always spot-on and deals with a critical hit.


The crocodile-shaped Fire-type Pokemon whose name draws inspiration from Spanish as well, with Fuego meaning “fire” and coco coming from “cocodrilo” which is a crocodile.

The Blaze is a constant feature over previous generations and betters your abilities by 50% towards the final stages of your health.

He will take damage from Water and Rock-type while defeating Bug and Grass-type.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Skeledirge

The final evolution comes to Skeledirge, the Fire/Ghost-type phenom with a great body and Special Attack. The Torch Song is the special move that improves your Special Attack by one level and deals heavy damage.

Thus, that is all the information players will need when it comes to starting off Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV).

These are the classic choices which is a staple of the franchise, meaning you will have a fair few choices. Keep in mind how they evolve as well, so you can plan better for the latter stages too.

Last Updated on November 19, 2022

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