Pokemon Scarlet and Violet offer a huge world for trainers to explore. If you are new to the Pokemon games or skipped a few titles then things can get a bit overwhelming. Even if you have played the previous games then there are some things that are worth keeping in mind before heading right in. In this Pokemon Scarlet and Violet beginner’s guide, we go over some tips and tricks that will help you get started.
Pokemon: Scarlet And Violet Tips And Tricks
The following are some useful tips and tricks that you should know about for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:
Picking Your Starter Pokemon
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starter Pokemon include Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. Sprigatito is a grass-type Pokemon and is the fastest of the three. It can get to its final evolution pretty quickly too. It has a good attack stat. Fuecoco is a fire-type Pokemon and is the only special attacker of the three. It is the slowest of the lot but has the most HP and defense.
Quaxly is a water-type Pokemon with the highest attack of the three and balanced defense and speed stats. There is no wrong pick here, so pick the Pokemon that you like or the stats that you are more interested in early on.
Head To School
You might be tempted to skip school and get right into the action. We recommend checking out the school as you get EXP Candy for completing the midterms and finals of each subject. In the classes, you will get some helpful tutorials that are worth checking out. You will even learn about the lore of Paldea.
Lock The Map
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have plenty of icons on the map. You can press the R stick to lock the big map. This will ensure that the map does not rotate and North is always on top. As of right now, there is no way of locking the mini-map.
Your Mount Can Jump
Koraidon or Miraidon are the legendary Pokemon that you can get early on in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. While you cannot jump in the game, your mount can.
Use these to jump off cliffs and ledges. Note that you will not be able to jump onto everything, you will need to feed your Pokemon special treats like Herba Mystica to get to higher places.
Use Power Items Early On
The variety of items at Delibird Presents increases as you progress further but from the start, there are a couple of items that you can get. Power items, for example, decrease the speed of a Pokemon but allows its stats to grow much faster. Use these if you want to increase the stats of your Pokemon faster.
Explore And Battle Trainers
We recommend exploring and battling trainers that you find on your way. You can have your Pokemon out with you and they can pick up items that they find. They will also auto-battle Pokemon near you.
Test The Waters With Wild Pokemon
Since this is an open-world game, you can find yourself in a much higher-level area. You can test the waters with wild Pokemon to see their level. You can come back after leveling up if you are under-leveled.
Claim Pokedex Rewards
As you explore and catch Pokemon, be sure to claim rewards from the Pokedex book screen. These can include Exp. Candy and special Poke Balls.
Watchtowers Are Fast Travel Points
If you see a tower with a ladder then climb it. These are fast travel points that you can come back to. Interacting with them will make traveling from one place to another much faster.
These are some useful tips and tricks that you should know about for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on how you can get a free flying-type Pikachu.