Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Leaker Reveals Seven Returning Fan-Favorite Monsters. Seven loving monsters are confirmed to return in Gen 9, one per generation of games with the exception of one, according to a trustable Pokemon Scarlet and Violet leaker.
A well-known and reliable leaker shared a list of the fan favorites from each generation of Pokemon games ahead of the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, claiming that only one of them will be removed from Gen 9's Pokedex. After the significant leaks from last week, when Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's list of returning monsters was deciphered from an image posted by Riddler Khu, a leaker with a solid reputation, this information will probably help fans piece together the Paldean Pokedex.
Riddler Khu has previously stated that not all of the vintage Pokemon from previous generations will be included in Gen 9, so in light of the leaks, players can only hope that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's DLC will address this problem in order to provide a living Pokedex on the Switch. While some returning Pokemon won't be playable in the games to catch, players will still have access to Pokemon Home transfers for some of them, including several Hisuian creatures from Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
In his tweet from today, Riddler Khu listed eight creatures, one from each generation of the mainline games, and said that only one of them wouldn't be in Gen 9's Pokedex, giving fans some valuable information about which fan favorites are certain to be included. These Pokemon are: Dragapult from Generation 8, Charizard from Generation 8, Umbreon from Generation 2, Gardevoir from Generation 3, Chandelure from Generation 5, Greninja from Generation 6, and Chandelure from Generation 5. Chandelure is the only one of these that has been definitively ruled out of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.