Stakes in Scarlet and Violet come in four different colors even if they are called Ominous Black Stakes in the game. After you collect 8 Stakes of a particular color, you can open a Shrine and get your hands on the mysterious, strong Pokemon locked in those Shrines!
If you wish to catch Chien-Pao, the legendary Shrine Pokemon who looks like a mix between a saber-toothed tiger and a ferret, you need to collect 8 Yellow Stakes scattered all over the Paldea region.
However, collecting all 8 Yellow Stakes is a daunting task, especially if you haven’t bothered exploring Paldea freely. Moreover, these Stakes are hidden quite well, so it becomes even more challenging to find them all.
Check out the locations of all the Yellow Stakes located in Paldea in this guide to get your own Chien-Pao!
Yellow Stake locations
1Yellow Stake location 1
The first Stake is located on the top of a plateau near a waterfall, just to the east of Alfornada in South Province Area Four.
2Yellow Stake location 2
The next Stake can be found in South Province Area Six, to the northeast of Alfornada. It’s resting on the top of a green patch of land between the hills. If you head north from a strange lake with an isle, you will find the location.
3Yellow Stake location 3
This Stake is located in West Province Area One, near the West Paldean Sea. Head southeast from the West Province Area One’s southern Pokemon Center and glide down. You will find the on a cliff-like structure.
4Yellow Stake location 4
You can continue walking from Stake 3’s location to reach this Stake, because both of them are located quite close to each other. Travel to the west of West Province Area One’s Pokemon Center, and you will come across a land formation that looks like an eye or a Pokeball.
Glide down to collect the Stake from the top of the land formation.
5Yellow Stake location 5
The fifth Stake can be found in West Province Area One, to the southeast of Asado Desert and southwest of Cascaraffa. You can find it near ruin.
6Yellow Stake location 6
You can head over to the location of the sixth Stake from Stake 5’s location. You can find it behind the west side of the Great Crater of Paldea, to the south of Cascaraffa.
7Yellow Stake location 7
This Stake is quite easy to find. It’s located under a huge tree near a lake, outside Cascaraffa.
8 Yellow Stake location 8
The final Yellow Stake lies in the northern part of South Province Area Six. It is located inside a cave to the north of Alfornado and to the southwest of Cortondo. It’s quite close to West Paldean Sea as well.
9Icerend Shrine location
Once you collect all Stakes, head over to Icerend Shrine which lies near West Paldean Sea in West Province Area One.
Tips to Catch Chien Pao
Once you collect all Yellow Stakes, unlock the Icerend Shrine to meet Chien-Pao. I recommend manually saving the game before you challenge the Pokemon.
This is because you might miss the chance to catch Chien-Pao if it faints or if all your Pokemon faint during the battle. Follow these tips to catch Chien-Pao easily.
1. Avoid using Fire, Fighting, Bug, Rock, Steel, and Fairy type Pokemon. These types are highly effective against Chien-Pao and might make it faint.
2. Use Pokemon with resistance to Dark and Ice-type moves, as well as a high defense stat.
3. Ultra and Timer Balls are your best friends in this battle. You can try to use a Quick Ball during the first turn if you want to risk a chance, or a Dusk Ball if it is night-time.
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