New Pokémon Forms

Like all Pokémon games, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet introduces many new Pokémon and with these Pokémon come various forms of the Pokémon. Some can be changed throughout battle while others will remain the same based on how they were when they were caught.

New Pokémon

Paldean Tauros

While technically Tauros is a Paldean Form, its Paldean form has got two different alternate forms. These forms are version exclusive and change Paldean Tauros' type, as well as the type of its signature move, Raging Bull.

Combat Breed Blaze Breed Aqua Breed
Combat Breed Blaze Breed Aqua Breed
Fighting Fighting Fire Fighting Water
Both games Pokémon Scarlet Pokémon Violet
Tauros Form

Palafin

After evolving Finizen into Palafin, it will take an appearance nearly identical to its previous evolution. However, due to its Ability, when you switch it out of battle, it will automatically change its form to Hero Form which has higher stats.

Zero Form Hero Form
Zero Form Hero Form
Stats:
HP: 100
Atk: 70
Def: 72
SAtk: 53
SDef: 62
Speed: 100
Stats:
HP: 100
Atk: 160
Def: 97
SAtk: 106
SDef: 87
Speed: 100
Palafin Form

Dudunsparce

Dudunsparce, the evolved form of Dunsparce, has got two different forms. These forms are not interchangeable and are largely aesthetic. They are determined based on the internal data of the game and are an effective random form change, with it being an approximate 1% chance of getting Three-Segment Form.

Two-Segment Form Three-Segment Form
Two-Segment Form Three-Segment Form
Dudunsparce Forms

Maushold

Maushold, the evolved form of Tandemaus, has got two different forms. These forms are not interchangeable and are determined based on the internal data of the game and are an effective random form change, with it being an approximate 1% chance of getting Family of Three.

Family of Three Family of Four
Family of Three Family of Four
Maushold Forms

Tatsugiri

Tatsugiri's alternate forms are largely aesthetic and cannot be changed. However, they do have a special effect when it is in battle alongside a Dondozo. If Curly Form, then the user's Attack raises by one stage
If Droopy Form, then user's Defense raises by one stage
If Stretchy Form, then user's Speed raises by one stage.

Curly Form Stretchy Form Droopy Form
Curly Form Stretchy Form Droopy Form
Order Up Effect
Attack raised 1 Stage
Order Up Effect
Speed raised 1 Stage
Order Up Effect
Defense raised 1 Stage
Tatsugiri Forms

Squawkabilly

Squawkabilly has got four different forms of various colours. These forms are all aesthetic and cannot be changed

Green Plumage Yellow Plumage Blue Plumage White Plumage
Green Plumage Yellow Plumage Blue Plumage White Plumage
Squawkabilly Forms

Existing Forms

As the Pokémon games have progressed, many Pokémon have gained forms and in doing so, they need you to get a special item or go to a special location in order to be able to change the form which has changed from previous games. These list features that have changed from the usual form change. Any other form changes through items are done through items obtained from the Auctions in Porto Marianda

Rotom

Rotom's forms make a return once again, and once again you can do it through the Rotom Catalog. To get the Rotom Catalog, you need to have a Rotom in your party or boxes. Then go to Porto Marianda and a special auction will be held to purchase the Rotom Catalog

Rotom Mow Frost Heat Fan Wash
Rotom Mow Rotom Frost Rotom Heat Rotom Fan Rotom Wash Rotom
  Leaf Storm Blizzard Overheat Air Slash Hydro Pump
Base Stats:

HP: 50
Attack: 50
Defense: 77
Sp. Attack: 95
Sp. Defense: 77
Speed: 91
Base Stats:

HP: 50
Attack: 65
Defense: 107
Sp. Attack: 105
Sp. Defense: 107
Speed: 86
Rotom Catalog

Deerling & Sawsbuck

After many generations of not being available in the wild, Deerling and Sawsbuck return to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. These Pokémon have their forms based on the location you catch them in, but like with their original appearances, they do change their form

If Deerling or Sawsbuck are in your party when you boot your game up, their form will change to match the location you currently are in.

If they remain in your box, they will not change form. They will also not change form when removed from the Box into your party. It only changes when you boot the game up

Spring Form Summer Form Autumn Form Winter Form
Deerling Deerling Deerling Deerling
Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Location:
South Paldea
Location:
East Paldea
Location:
West Paldea
Location:
North Paldea
Sawsbuck

Oricorio

Oricorio makes a return in Scarlet & Violet. In these games, only Pom-Pom Style and Baile Style are available in the wild, but you have the ability to change the form of all Oricorio using Nectar which can be purchased in shops

Pom-Pom Style Baile Style P'au Style Sensu Style Form
Pom-Pom Baile P'au Sensu
Electric Flying Electric Flying Electric Flying Electric Flying
Oricorio
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