We all can agree that the best part of Pokemon games is meeting and battling new Pokemon to complete your Pokedex. Working on your incomplete Pokedex not only helps you to get the completion rewards, but also makes you explore every nook and cranny of the world.
There are around 400 Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, including the exclusives. Scarlet and Violet’s roster might be smaller than the earlier games, but it’s still a daunting number.
The best way to catch every Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet’s Pokedex is by walking through the wild grass and checking the trees. Exploring the world of other players who might own a different copy of the game will also help you to tick missing Pokemon off your Pokedex.
Here are some tips you can follow to catch all kinds of common and rare Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.
5 Tips for completing Pokedex in Scarlet and Violet
In any Pokemon game, there are certain ground rules that you need to follow to complete Pokedex quickly and efficiently.
1. Walk through wild grass
While walking through the beaten path might be more tempting, it’s advisable to walk through the wild grass if you wish to encounter new Pokemon.
Wild grass is teeming with all sorts of Pokemon, and sometimes you might even come across a TM or item which might make the constant battles with wild Pokemon worth it.
2. Look up evolutions of Pokemon you have already seen
There will be some entries in Pokedex that you might not be able to hunt down, despite combing through the entire Paldea region many times. However, those entries might simply be evolutions of the existing Pokemon, so do check-up the evolution chart of all Pokemon on websites such as the Pokemon Database or Serebii.
3. Use the ‘lock-on’ function
Some Pokemon are difficult to reach since they might be on top of the trees, underwater, or under the ground. In a sticky situation like this, use the lock-on option by pressing ZL and ZR to throw a Pokemon from distance.
Pokemon such as Wiglett and Gyarados can be caught easily with this method.
4. Trade Pokemon with other players
If you are too bored with exploration, you can simply trade Pokemon with your friends and obtain Pokemon that you haven’t encountered in the wild yet. Click on the ‘Link Trade’ option in the main menu after connecting your switch to the internet.
5. Go back to basics
Even though Scarlet and Violet is a little different from any regular Pokemon game, any old tricks for capturing Pokemon still work wonders in the game.
Avoid one-shotting the enemy by matching up effective types, lower your opponents’ HP till the HP bar becomes yellow or red, and use status effects such as asleep, confusion, frozen, or paralyzed to increase your chances of catching the Pokemon.
How to capture Paradox Pokemon?
Scarlet and Violet introduced a new type of Pokemon called Paradox Pokemon. These Pokemon belong to a different time period and were brought to the Paldea region with a time machine.
However, these Pokemon are just future or past forms of current Pokemon. They can be caught only after finishing the main game. I have made a list of all the Paradox Pokemon and their locations, so you can catch them easily.
1. Past Paradox Pokemon
|Name||Type||Locations/How to Obtain|
|Great Tusk||Ground/Fighting||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
|Brute Bonnet||Grass/Dark||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
|Sandy Shocks||Electric/Ground||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
|Scream Tail||Fairy/Psychic||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
|Flutter Mane||Ghost/Fairy||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
|Slither Wing||Bug/Fighting||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
|Roaring Moon||Dragon/Dark||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
|Koraidon||Fighting/Dragon||Area Zero, Trade from Scarlet|
2. Future Paradox Pokemon
|Name||Type||Locations/How to Obtain|
|Iron Treads||Ground/Steel||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
|Iron Moth||Fire/Poison||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
|Iron Hands||Fighting/Electric||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
|Iron Jugulis||Dark/Flying||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
|Iron Thorns||Rock/Electric||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
|Iron Bundle||Ice/Water||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
|Iron Valiant||Fairy/Fighting||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
|Miraidon||Electric/Dragon||Area Zero, Trade from Violet|
Pokedex completion rewards
In Scarlet and Violet, not only can you get rewards by completing your Pokedex but you will also get other rewards for reaching certain goals set by your homeroom teacher, Jacq.
1. Milestone rewards of Pokedex
|20 Pokemon||Great Ball||10|
|30 Pokemon||Thunder Stone||1|
|40 Pokemon||Ultra Ball||10|
|50 Pokemon||EXP. Candy S||5|
|60 Pokemon||Fire Stone||1|
|70 Pokemon||Net Ball||10|
|80 Pokemon||Water Stone||1|
|90 Pokemon||Nest Ball||10|
|110 Pokemon||EXP. Candy M||3|
|120 Pokemon||Quick Ball||10|
|130 Pokemon||Dusk Stone||1|
|140 Pokemon||Dusk Ball||10|
|150 Pokemon||Shiny Stone||1|
|160 Pokemon||EXP. Candy M||3|
|170 Pokemon||Dive Ball||10|
|190 Pokemon||Luxury Ball||10|
|200 Pokemon||EXP. Candy M||5|
|210 Pokemon||Moon Stone||1|
|220 Pokemon||Timer Ball||10|
|230 Pokemon||Star Piece||3|
|240 Pokemon||Fast Ball||1|
|250 Pokemon||Star Piece||3|
|260 Pokemon||Friend Ball||1|
|270 Pokemon||Dawn Stone||1|
|280 Pokemon||Level Ball||1|
|290 Pokemon||EXP. Candy L||3|
|300 Pokemon||Lure Ball||1|
|310 Pokemon||Comet Shard||3|
|320 Pokemon||Heavy Ball||1|
|330 Pokemon||EXP. Candy L||3|
|340 Pokemon||Moon Ball||1|
|350 Pokemon||EXP. Candy L||5|
|360 Pokemon||Dream Ball||1|
|390 Pokemon||Big Nugget||3|
|400 Pokemon||Beast Ball||1|
2. Rewards from Jacq
|100 Pokemon||Ultra Ball||20|
|200 Pokemon||Quick Ball||20|
|400 Pokemon||Shiny Charm||1|
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