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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet - Are there new Pokémon types?

Read on to find out about the theorized new Pokémon types fans want to see in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet And Violet.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet - Are there new Pokémon types?
With the upcoming release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Niantic has been quite close-fisted in terms of what we know regarding the game. At the time of writing, while we know what the new starters will be and some of the characters have been revealed in the game, we are curious about what brand new features the game will be rolling out, specifically if there will be any new types in the game.

If you're asking this same question and are curious to know more about the possible new types that could appear in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, then keep reading. Below we will go through the possible new types that might appear in the game, and though it may be speculation, for now, we will provide some reasonable views as to why we suspect these new types could appear.

Are there new types in Pokémon Scarlet and Violett? 

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Are there new Pokémon types not confrimed but we have some speculations and possible theories of types
While its not officially confirmed, we do have some ideas for possible types to come in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. (Picture: Niantic)

The developers at Niantic haven't released any new types since the Fairy-Type in Generation VI, and while we can't say for sure if there are new types on the horizon for Generation IX.

We will base our assumptions on the possibility of new types due to the existing abilities, types, and meta surrounding the current Pokémon.

Sound Type 

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Sound Types are a highly possible addition to the variety of types in the game. (Picture: Twitter / AzuriteProject)

The existence of Sound Type Pokémon has been speculated for a while by fans of the franchise, with Pokémon such as Exploud, Kricketune, and Wigglypuff, all having abilities that stem from using sound to attack or defend themselves. However, these Pokémon have always been delegated to Ground or Normal Types, etc, and fans feel it would make more sense to include a new Sound type to group them into.

This would not only make more sense logistically since you can broaden the abilities and interactions possible between Sound Type Pokémon and other types. But you also open the door to introducing more Pokémon in the future, and Pokémon players around the world would be more than happy to have a new type to add to their party or even master this new type as their main Pokémon.

Fungi Type

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Are there new Pokémon types Fungi Types
Fungi Types are also quite possible with the already existing Fungi styled Pokémon in the game. (Picture: Twitter / RandomPokeBot)

The idea for Fungi Type Pokémon stems from the already established Bug and Grass Type Pokémon that already exist. While some of them do look like bugs or plants, some of them look more like mushrooms or different types of fungi in real life.

Pokémon such as Parasect, Gloom, Shroomish, and Amoonguss (cue Among Us sound effect) are all Pokémon that could benefit from not only being under the Fungi Type but could allow for more fungus-type moves specific to them. This makes the Fungi Type a door to new styles of gameplay with more realistic abilities, attacks, and combinations with Water, Dark, or Fire Types (since most Fungi love moist, dark, and warm environments).

Light Type

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Are there new Pokémon types Light Type
The Light Type can be an extension of any esiting type in the game and create unique mixes for different Pokémon types. (Picture: Twitter / SerebiiNet)

Light Type Pokémon would likely be an extension of the Electric Type, or combine with other types that could give rise to new abilities and combinations. Pokémon with moves such as illuminate, Light Beam, or Solar beam could benefit from being a Light Type in that they might not need to charge a Solar Beam or learn powerful moves earlier.

Light Types could even lead to some interesting combinations; for instance, a Sunflora could potentially be a Grass/Light type with powerful Light attacks and deadly grass-based attacks for control such as Drain, Leech, and so on. Light Types could also balance the game as a counter to Dark and other Types, and give some Pokémon such as Volbeat and Illumise (who are Fireflys, so a Light/Bug-type would be great) a much-needed buff.

Time/Temporal Type

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The Time or Temporal Type could be a unique type for rare and new Pokémon to have. (Picture: Niantic)

The Time or Temporal Type has mainly been advocated for since the arrival of Pokemon such as the Legendary Dialga. With its description being the "Temporal Pokémon" and Roar of Time ability, it has opened up many discussions about the concept of Time or Temporal Type Pokémon.

In the Past, Celebi has also been shown to use some form of time abilities as well, and in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the types of the new Legendary Pokémon, Koraidon, and Miraidon have yet to be revealed. So perhaps they will also have some sort of temporal abilities if nothing else, though we might see more Pokémon with time-related abilities once the game is released.

Artificial Type

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Are there new Pokémon types Artificial Type
Artificial Types could be a way to introduce new moves to existing Pokémon and create more moveset variety. (Picture: Niantic)

Artificial is more of a placeholder until a more suitable term is found, but this type stems from Pokémon that are either very clearly inspired by man-made creations or only exist due to human intervention. So Pokémon like Kleffkey, Voltorb, Klinklang, etc could all fit under this new banner of Pokémon that are more artificial than natural.

Pokémon such as the ones listed above are mainly combinations of already established types, but if they were to be Artificial Types, it could open up some new combinations. For instance, if Voltorb was partly an Artificial type, it may use abilities from other Artificial Types, such as Charge Beam, Magnetic Flux, and Electric Terrain that would give these types more variety and a unique play style.

Cosmic Type

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Are there new Pokémon types Cosmic Type
Cosmic Types could be a unique tier of Pokémon and give players more incentive to catch them for their rarity and unique abilities.(Picture: Twitter / UltimaShadowX)

The final theorized type we might see in the upcoming Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the Cosmic Type. These can be described as Pokémon that come from outer space, other dimensions, or pretty much anywhere that isn't Earth.

Examples of this can be Pokémon such as Deoxys, which is defined as the DNA of a space virus that underwent a mutation after being exposed to a laser beam, resulting in the formation of Deoxys. Other types could be Solrock and Lunatone or even Clefairy, who all have ties to cosmic origins and have abilities that could be designated under the cosmic type.

Some abilities could be specific to Cosmic Types, such as Gravity, Cosmic Power (a bit on the nose if you ask me), and Moonblast. These could be great combinations with almost any other type and give way for the creation of tons of new Pokémon with various type combinations.

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