Here’s when the Scarlet and Violet starters arrive in Pokemon GO

Scarlet and Violet starters Quaxly, Fuecoco, and Sprigatito in Pokemon GO

In a surprising but welcome turn, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starters Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito are coming to Pokemon GO.

Each mainline Pokemon title features three spotlighted Pokemon that players get to pick from at the start of the game. Whatever those three Pokemon might be, they become the face of the generation moving forward. With each new game that releases, more new Pokemon are introduced, but the starters are always the most iconic. 

Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito are the three newest starters, and they haven’t made their way around to Pokemon GO yet. Fans who have been bugged by this don’t have to worry, though. The Paldean trio is set to cut in line and will actually arrive in Pokemon GO before the starters from Sword and Shield. So when will these Pokemon be arriving?

When are Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito coming to Pokemon GO?

Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito are coming to Pokemon GO in September 2023.

The recent Pokemon Presents announced cool new things for the franchise, and not just the upcoming Mew and Mewtwo event in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Though Pokemon GO wasn’t prominently featured in the 35-minute video, there was the reveal that these three Pokemon will soon be added to the game. 

The Pokemon Company announced that Pokemon from the Paldea region will be coming to Pokemon GO, with the three starters of Scarlet and Violet being shown. The event is set to come to Pokemon Go in September 2023, potentially around the same time that the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC releases

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starters Sprigatito, Quaxly, and Fuecoco

It hasn’t been confirmed which other Paldean Pokemon will join the lineup. There is not yet a definitive release date for Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito’s arrival in Pokemon GO.

Will other Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokemon come to Pokemon GO beside the starters?

No Paldean Pokemon have been confirmed for Pokemon GO beyond the Scarlet and Violet starters.

The ninth generation added a long list of new Pokemon, so it’s likely that they won’t be alone. Early-game favorites such as Smolliv, Lechonk, and Pawmi are all possible. Pokemon GO typically releases Pokemon in batches, so chances are that a handful will be added alongside the new starters.

A number of them will likely be held back and released intermittently for different events. While those are fun, it also means that players won’t be able to complete the Paldean Pokedex in Pokemon GO for years to come.

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Written by Faith Lane

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