Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the latest entry into Nintendo’s extremely popular JRPG franchise. This entry takes us to Paldea, a warm region based on Western Europe’s Iberian Penisula. This is our guides and features hub for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that will guide you on your way through the first entry of the ninth generation.
Note: We’ll continue adding more tips to our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet hub, so stay tuned.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Guides and features hub
All Watchtower locations – Where to find the watchtowers scattered across Paldea.
Best locations to catch high level Pokémon – If you want to obtain some high level Pokémon without training them these are the places to go.
Do you need gym badges for Pokémon to obey – Obedience is back and this is our guide explaining how it works this time around.
How old is Nemona? – Answered – The new fan-favorite rival and champion has been well received but some crucial information about her isn’t so clear.
How to catch Shiny Pokémon without Salty Herba Mystica – Catching shiny Pokémon without having to rely on rare Herba Mystica.
How to reset EVs – Training EVs is extremely useful but sometimes you get the math wrong and need to reset them.
How many Vitamins to max EVs? – Training EVs can be a tiresome job but Vitamins can help speed up the process.
How to do the speed glitch – How to fly through the air rapidly and cross Paldea in under a minute.
How to surf on water – Surf makes its return yet again, but you don’t just teach your Pokémon an HM anymore like in the old days.
How to teach Azumarill Belly Drum – Belly Drum is a must-have setup move for any Raid-ready Azumarill.
Why aren’t my Pokémon evolving? Explained — Over the years, Pokémon evolution has gotten increasingly complicated and it can leave some players lost as to why their Pokémon isn’t evolving.
What are the question marks on the map? Explained – Players are noticing strange question marks popping up on their map but aren’t sure what they are. It turns out these question marks can be extremely useful.
What does Mold Breaker ability do? – Mold Breaker is a powerful ability that can be very useful in the right situation. Here’s how it works.
When and where does it rain? – Explained – You’ll need rain for a few things in Scarlet and Violet but its tricky to know when the weather will change in your favor.
Where to find the 10 Sights of Paldea – Paldea has some gorgeous sights that you just have to see!
Completing the Pokédex
Best Pokémon-catching build – To speed up completing the Pokédex it’s useful to have an optimal catching Pokémon.
How to catch a second Koraidon or Miraidon – Catching a second cover legendary is essential to completing the Pokédex.
How to knock Pokémon out of trees – Some Pokémon like to hide in trees and if you don’t get them down you’ll never finish your Pokédex.
Why do some Pokémon glow in the trade box? – If you’ve ever noticed a strange glow whilst trading and wondered what it is this is the guide for you.
How to evolve Arctibax – Arctibax is cool enough but it’s his big brother that can really bring the pain.
How to evolve Hatenna – This is how to evolve Hatenna and obtain both Hattrem and Hatterene.
How to evolve Rockruff – This adorable little pup evolves into a fierce wolf with a rock-solid personality.
How to evolve Shelgon – Shelgon can break out of its shell and become one of the mightiest dragons.
How to evolve Sliggoo into Goodra – Goodra is one of the most annoying Pokédex to fill thanks to its evolution method.
How to evolve Slowbro – Addressing a common misconception and explaining how to obtain Slowking.
How to evolve Varoom – Whilst cool Varoom is not overly strong but the same can’t be said of its evolution.
How to evolve Voltorb – From one Pokéball look alike to another.
How to find Slakoth – Slakoth isn’t found wandering around the overworld and requires something extra to catch.
Where to find Bronzor — Our guide on where to find Bronzor, the Bronze Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet.
How to find the Lucky Egg — The Lucky Egg is essential for efficient level grinding; this is how you can get one.
How to get Ability Shield – Obtaining the item that protects your Pokémon’s ability from changing.
How to get Booster Energy – Booster Energy is great for powering up Paradox Pokémon but how do you get it?
How to get Bottle Caps — Anyone looking to build a competitive team will want to take advantage of Bottle Caps and their IV maxing capabilities.
How to get the Covert Cloak – Had enough of those pesky Fake Out users? You might want to try equipping a Covert Cloak.
How to Get Drain Punch TM – A strong Fighting-type move that heals back the damage you deal.
How to get Everstone – Don’t like a Pokémon’s evolution and have grown sick of canceling it over and over? We’ve got just the item for you.
How to get Nasty Plot TM – Every special attacker needs a way to come up with a nasty plot.
How to get Soothe Bell – We all know that the power of friendship beats all and this item lets you make as many friends as you want.
How to get Mirror Herb — Mirror Herbs now have an additional use in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and that makes this guide a must-read.
How to get Rage Fist TM – Do you want Rage Fist for your Fighting-type Pokémon? Things aren’t quite that simple.
How to get Thunder Wave — Paralysis is a consistent status effect that is useful for both battling and catching Pokémon. You’ll want access to Thunder Wave to paralyze your opponents.
How to farm Gimmighoul Coin – How to obtain Gimmighoul Coins and work your way up to Gholdengo.
What items boost Dragon type moves? – This is the item you’ll need to boost up Dragon-type moves.
What items boost Fairy type moves? – This is the item you’ll need to boost up Fairy-type moves.
How to make an Egg Power 3 Sandwich – A sandwich to help your Pokémon get in the mood.
How to make a Dragon Shiny Sandwich – A sandwich to spawn the mightiest dragon.
How to make a Fairy Shiny Sandwich – A sandwich to spawn a majestic fairy.
How to make a Poison Shiny Sandwich – A sandwich to spawn the most toxic monster.
How to get Curry Powder – A useful cooking ingredient for EXP-boosting sandwiches.
Where to get Tomato – Tomatoes are needed for a range of useful Sandwich recipes in Scarlet and Violet.
Altaria weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around the versatile Altaria.
Clodsire weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around the bulky Clodsire.
Donphan weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around this rolling elephant tank.
Garganacl weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around the wall that is Garganacl.
Kingambit weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around the great emperor.
Mabosstiff weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around this big dog with a mean bite.
Revavroom weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around the sentient engine that can’t stop revving.
Roaring Moon weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around Salamence’s even scarier ancient cousin.
Scovillain weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around the fiery chili pepper.
Staraptor weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around this powerful bird of prey.
Toedscruel weaknesses and best counters – How to counter and play around Tentacruel with legs.