There are plenty of Pokemon to find and catch in Pokemon Scarlet and Purple. While catching them all is an important aspect of the game, you need to know which Pokemon are the best. In this Pokemon Scarlet and Purple guide, we go over which Pokemon are the best to catch.
Best Pokemon in Pokemon: Scarlet and Violet
The following are some of the best Pokémon that we recommend you catch in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:
Pawmi has the static ability and can also learn Nuzzle. So you can paralyze your opponents. Pawmi is a great Pokemon to catch early on in Pokemon Scarlet and Purple. Its Pawmot evolution has the Revival Blessing ability that can revive fainted Pokémon in your party. That is why this is one of the best Pokemon to catch in Pokemon Scarlet and Purple.
Hoppip is another great Pokemon to catch early on, as it learns Stun Spore and Sleep Powder. These are two very powerful status effects that will help you catch Pokemon. The Pokemon works great together with Pawmi.
This is another Pokemon that can put targets to sleep. Its Ability Regenerator ability can also come in handy.
This is an iconic Pokemon that fans love. It has moves like Confuse Ray, Hypnosis, and Lick. It can paralyze targets, which can be useful for dealing damage and catching wild Pokemon. Its Gastly evolution also boasts impressive Ghost-type attacks.
Breloom has the Spore ability similar to Amoongus. He also has Poison Heal, which allows you to poison your Pokémon so that enemy Pokémon cannot burn, paralyze, or put them to sleep. Healing can also be very helpful. Breloom can learn False Swipe using the TM, making it a great Pokemon for draining the health of wild Pokemon.
Scyther can learn False Swipe by leveling up so you don’t have to find the right TM and Pokemon to get the move. Scyther also pairs well with other Pokemon on this list.
Houndour is one of my personal favorites and a great early game Fire-type Pokemon to have on your team. Abilities like Fletchling make him a great asset to your team. It evolves into Houdoom, which is one of the best Fire-type Pokemon in the game.
These are some of the best Pokemon you can catch early on in Pokemon Scarlet and Purple. If you are interested in learning more, you can check out our guide on how each Pokemon in the game can evolve. For more content, check out our Pokemon: Scarlet and Purple guide hub.