Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has introduced a brand new mechanic to capture Pokemon. Instead of capturing legendary Pokemon while roaming around the map, you can capture them by using the Stake and Shrine mechanism.
Shrines are basically the locations where these legendary Pokemon are hidden. By using Stakes as keys, you can unlock these shrines and get a golden opportunity to make these awesome Pokemon yours.
Each Stake is color-coordinated, even though it’s mentioned that it’s black. There are four colors of these Stakes, namely, purple, yellow, green, and blue.
Purple Stake Locations
Purple Stakes can be used to unlock the Grasswither Shrine located in the South Province. You will unlock Wo-Chien, a Dark/Grass type ruinous Pokemon after collecting all Purple Stacks.
1. Purple Stake 1 location
It’s located to the south of Artazon, on a cliff overlooking the Pokemon Center in the town.
2. Purple Stake 2 location
Leave Mesagoza city by the East Gate and head to the north-east. Climb the rocks until you find a stake.
3. Purple Stake 3 location
This stake is located to the south of Los Platos. Jump down from the stone gate that bridges the gap between Area Three and Area Five to land on a ledge. You will find a stake there.
4. Purple Stake 4 location
Head north-east of Los Platos and climb the mountain located in Area Five. You can also climb the mountain from stake 3’s location.
5. Purple Stake 5 location
Climb the plateau which lies north-east of Los Platos’s Pokemon Center.
6. Purple Stake 6 location
Keep walking south from Los Platos till you reach Area One. You will find a mountain surrounded bye a pool with a waterfall.
7. Purple Stake 7 location
This stake is located at the point where Mesagoza and Artazon meet. The two areas are divided by a ravine and the stake is located on the northern edge of the ravine.
8. Purple Stake 8 location
The final stake can be found near Grasswither Shrine, near a cliff.
Yellow Stake Locations
Similar to Purple Stakes, eight Yellow Stakes are necessary to unlock the Icerend Shrine between the South and West Provinces of Paldea. You will unlock the sabre-toothed Chien Pao, a Dark/Ice legendary after unlocking this shrine.
1. Yellow Stake 1 location
The first Yellow Stake is located to the east of Alfornada in South Province. You can find it on the top of a plateau near a waterfall.
2. Yellow Stake 2 location
This stake is located in South Province, north-east of Alfornada. You can find it on the top of a green patch of land among the hills, just to the north of a lake.
3. Yellow Stake 3 location
The second stake is located on a cliff near the West Paldea Sea. Glide down southeast from a Pokemon Center to reach it.
4. Yellow Stake 4 location
You can reach the location of this stake from the location of Yellow Stake 3. You will find this Stake on the top of a land formation, to the west of the Pokemon Center near Paldean Sea.
5. Yellow Stake 5 location
You can find this stake near the Pokemon Center that lies south of Asado Desert. There will be a ruin near the Stake.
6. Yellow Stake 6 location
This Stake lies to the southwest of the Great Crater of Paldea, just near the opening of a path.
7. Yellow Stake 7 location
Yellow Stake 7 can be found behind a huge tree near a lake, just outside Cascaraffa.
8. Yellow Stake 8 location
The final stake can be found inside a cave to the north of Alfornado, near the West Paldean Sea.
Green Stake Locations
Green Stakes are used to unlock the Groundblight Shrine to the north of Casseroya Lake. Ting-Lu, a reindeer-like Dark/Ground type Pokemon can be unlocked here.
1. Green Stake 1 location
The first Stake can be found in a cave, sandwiched between Porto Marinada and Medali.
2. Green Stake 2 location
The second Stake is near the first one, just near the river outside the cave.
3. Green Stake 3 location
This Stake is located on land north of Porto Marinada, which you can access through a bridge.
4. Green Stake 4 location
You can find this stake inside the Casseroya Lake, just to the south-east of the ‘Casseroya Lake’ words on the map.
5. Green Stake 5 location
This one is located in Casseroya Lake as well, but it is located to the north-east of ‘Casseroya Lake’ title on the map.
6. Green Stake 6 location
Stake 6 can be found on a plateau near a body of water, just to the west of Glaseado Mountain.
7. Green Stake 7 location
This Stake is located to the very northwest tip of the snowy tip of the Montenevera region.
8. Green Stake 8 location
Head back to Casseroya Lake, and head to the north-west part of the lake, just near the North Paldean Sea. You will find the final Stake on a plateau there.
Blue Stake locations
Firescourge Shrine, which is found at the very top of Fury Falls, can be unlocked with Blue Stakes. This shrine will reward you with Chi-Yu, a Dark/Fire type Pokemon.
1. Blue Stake 1 location
This Stake is located in Area One, so go well-prepared. You can find this one to the north-east of Paldea.
2. Blue Stake 2 location
Blue Stake 2 can be found right in the middle of North Province (Area One) text on the map.
3. Blue Stake 3 location
Stake 3 lies on a plateau in the north-western part of the Tagtree Thicket area.
4. Blue Stake 4 location
Like a few other stakes, this Stake lies near the East Paldean Sea to the north-east of Levincia. It can be found under a tree on a hill.
5. Blue Stake 5 location
Stake 5 can be found near the very rightmost edge of the North Province (Area One) text on the map. It’s located inside a ruin.
6. Blue Stake 6 location
This Stake is located in a general area to the south of Glaseado Mountain and west of Tagtree Thicket.
7. Blue Stake 7 location
This Stake lies to the north of a Pokemon Center that is located on the top of a mountain in Area Two of North Province. It’s the only Pokemon Center around that area, so it’ll be easy to find.
8. Blue Stake 8 location
The final Blue Stake can be found on one of the mountains in Fury Falls, between North Province Area One and Two.
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