Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – Who is better Koraidon or Miraidon? Can you get both?

Scarlet or Violet?

Every new generation of Pokémon games gets two box art legendaries. And in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, that's Koraidon and Miraidon. When choosing which version of the game to get, its exclusive boxart legendary is usually one of the biggest factors that will lead to your choice. So, which legendary should you side with: Koraidon or Miraidon?

Koraidon vs. Miraidon - Which should you get?

In terms of the number of typing strengths/weaknesses and distribution of stats, both Koraidon and Miraidon are similar. Koraidon just has a higher Attack, which makes it good for physical moves, and Miraidon has a higher Sp. Atk, which is the stat special moves are concerned about. As such, the “better” legendary, in our opinion, is entirely dependent on design.

Here's a breakdown of both of these legendaries’ strengths and weaknesses, given their typings:

Koraidon (Fighting/Dragon)

  • Moves it is strong against: Fire, Water, Electric, Grass, Bug, Rock, and Dark
  • Moves it is weak against: Ice, Flying, Psychic, Dragon, and twice as weak to Fairy

Miraidon (Electric/Dragon)

  • Moves it is strong against: Fire, Water, Grass, Flying, Steel, and twice as strong against Electric
  • Moves it is weak against: Ice, Flying, Psychic, Dragon, and Fairy

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Both Fighting and Electric typing have their own advantages. Fighting-type moves are super effective against as many types, and it is not very effective against others. Meanwhile, Electric-type moves are only super effective against two but have better coverage. Unless you use it against an Electric, Grass, Dragon, or Ground type, it'll deal the normal amount of damage.

Can you get both Koraidon and Miraidon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

According to the game version you get, Koraidon or Miraidon can be captured. You'll still see the other legendary in the game, but you won't be able to throw a Pokéball at it.

For more help with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, take a look at Which version should you get, Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet? and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Breeding Guide here at Pro Game Guides.

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