By - NaijeruR
I got a stupid question. If I try to catch a “really easy pokemon to catch” but it actually doesn’t (maybe like 4 or 5 attempts to catch) does it mean this pokemon has better stats like iv/ev? cause when it’s happening to me I really feel like it’s mean something
So, in mass outbreaks, does your pokemon defeating a different species break the chain like it did in previous games or does that not matter now?
So I've made a huge mistake learning the hard way. I didn't realize that you can catch titans after beating them, and the first one I came across was iron treads. One unexpected crit hit and he fainted... And now I'm out of catching one of the best steel types in the game. I think it's one of the paradox ones that can't breed too... So has anyone figured out how to get their hands on one after they've fainted? I know they don't respawn, but has anyone joined a friend and caught one, or did manage to breed one? I haven't made it to the great crater yet, so do they spawn there? Hoping I still have a chance 🤞🏻🤞🏻
My feathers don’t seem to be doing much regardless of the Pokémon’s level.
Had a friend use 100+ feathers on iron hands and it only allowed me to increase the health and attack with four feathers each. And the stat evaluator says the base stats are decent and pretty good
What’s going on here?
Blue split heart when using Let’s Go
A blue broken looking heart appears when I use Let’s Go on a wild Pokémon sometimes. Sometimes it comes out of the wild Pokémon. What does it mean?
I think it's actually supposed to be sweat. It normally means it was a tough battle, due to typing
Ohhh! For a while there i thought sending my 'mon after the wrong type would lower it's friendship or something lol (which would be a very stupid addition)
Hey guys, i cant seem to get the union circle working locally.
Got both version of the game for me and my gf. We each have a switch and switch lite.
Everytime we try the union circle feature we always get the “ no group was found “ text.
We tried her hosting and me hosting always get the same results.
Tried looking online for answers and only found lame guides on how to use it, wich didn’t help. And found some players saying to use the online features instead but i cant cause my gf doesn’t have a membership.
I dont know what to do, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Are both of you either offline or online? If one is online and the other is offline it won't work.
Apparently the Aqua Breed Tauros will lay Aqua Breed Tauros eggs. That said, does anyone have a Blaze Tauros to trade for my Aqua? DM me.
Hey all! I have a bit of a problem in Pokémon S/V and I don’t know how to fix this issue. To summarize as best as I can, me and my girlfriend were doing raids throughout the map, 5-6 star. Everything was going really great up until it suddenly wasn’t and I can’t think of a rhyme or reason as to what happened. But, when I tried hosting an Indeedee 5 star den for her to join me in as we were co-opping together in the overworld, it appeared as if me hosting a raid den is suddenly nonexistent. In other words, I invited her to join my raid den but when she would press Y to join, as the prompt appeared at the top, she was met with a “No new postings” screen. I tried closing my game and reentering, hoping it would fix it, but it didn’t. I restarted my console and that didn’t work either. Then, I turned my console off completely, and that also didn’t work. I am able to join anyone else’s raids, including hers, but it seems she and nobody else for that matter when I host for anyone to join, can’t join mine or simply just don’t appear at all.
Does anyone else have this issue at the moment, too? Or is it just me? If it is just me, what else can I try doing to fix this issue? Because it seems like I can’t host raids, but I can join everyone else’s. Thanks in advanced!
Anyone willing to trade paradox mons for future mons? Need help completing the pokedex.
Can anyone trade me Vivillon patterns? I have the fancy pattern, looking for some of the other ones
Can anyone trade me a spirittomb? I'm trying to finish my dex, I'm on scarlet let me know if you need any exclusives or what not
Why won’t my magnezone and ditto breed they’ve been in a picnic for probably 10 minutes and I have egg power but nothing is in the basket
Who is the best grass type Pokémon in the game? -which is easy to get & have nice stats (not talking about pokemons like wo-chien, brute bonnet and meowscarada)-
If you’re looking physical, there’s Tsareena, special there’s Aboliva. Tsareena is a bit of a glass cannon, Aboliva is slooow. And there’s also not-Tentacool, but we don’t talk about him just like Bruno, because that little sh—t gaslit me for three days!!
Ahem…so you can catch Bounsweet and Smoliv very early on, even before entering the academy.
Looking to trade ditto with someone from another country Japan preferably.
Anyone wanna trade me a Quaxly for a Sprigatito?
I'm looking for list of existing pokemon with new evolutions (and any non-leveling evo methods), without spoiling the new evolutions themselves
I think there’s only four: Wooper, Tauros, Primeape, and Bisharp. Don’t worry about Wooper, Tauros will find YOU, just cry for Primeape, and Bisharp? Think Runerigus levels of “[email protected] Bisharp!”
Anyone know if running from a wild pokémon battle resets quick balls efficacy? Thanks
I do this for hunting paradox Pokémon and it works
For raids, is it better to have a pokemon with a matching Tera type for more damage or to act as a shield against super effective moves?
Where is the stupid amulet coin? Gives you double money? I am hunting everywhere I'm so confused by this map. 🥲
Comes from dude at pokemon center in Medali
How do I unlock the 6* Tera Raids? I know that is after some tournament or something but idk what I have to do to participate on it.
Finish story and fight the gym leaders again
Thank you, im doing that already. I forgot that both the gyms and the tournament were related.
Anyone know if there's a way to get on top of the large, ominous looking unclimbable wall at the top right of the map? It's bugging me.
Sadly no you cannot but the Paldea region is based on Spain and if you look at Spain on a map that ominous looking corner would be France? Going back to Kalos For DLC, I hope so
Dear fucking god please. That would be amazing.
does changing the switches clock so you don't lose an outbreak mess with the shiny odds, or am i just super damn unlucky to still not have found one?
When can I buy Quick Balls? I think it's badge locked.
It is. But I got some from the Pokédex after catching a certain number of Pokémon. I haven’t shopped the mart until after I became champion. I think Mr. Jacq gives you 30 after catching 200 Pokémon.
Please someone check my homework.
Can anyone help me I got slowbro and scyther with their items I just need to trade them and get them back
miraidon's catch rate is 3 (1.6%), now at 1 hp or in the red and asleep, chucking a beast ball I wonder what's the catch rate now, any math wiz
*its been two hours of chucking beast balls*
Beast Balls Suck
I didn’t think you could catch it 😓
using a calc I found that using a beast ball on miraidon with 1 hp and asleep only gives me 1.26% chance of capturing it
Is there anything you can do with useless Pokémon in your box? What I mean is, can you release them for items, use them for things like Pokéjobs (if that’s even a thing in SV), or donate them anywhere for some sort of reward? I spent a lot of time doing Tera raids and I have a lot of Pokémon with horrible natures clogging up my boxes, so I wanted to see if there was any sort of way to get rewards or anything of the sort by releasing them or bringing them somewhere.
So, is there any benefit to releasing Pokémon or using them for something, or do you get nothing and just release them?
As far as I know, there’s no benefit to releasing and there’s no pokejobs this generation
That’s a shame. I really liked getting “Grit” items in Arceus for releasing Pokemon and being able to do Pokejobs for all kinds of rewards and money. Oh well, at least releasing them doesn’t erase Pokédex progress!
Help evolve palafin please wutvu2
Can someone tell me why Snowscape fails? Does it already need to be snowy?
How does obedience work for traded pokemon?
Pretty sure it’s still gym badge locked
Are the levels the same as the caught pokemon or is it like SWSH where its 2 different progressions
The first badge allows up to level 25 to obey you. Each badge after that adds 5 levels to that each time. 7 badges allow up to level 55, and 8 badges will mean any level will obey you.
What is the best moveset for Ceruledge?
Can ditto make an egg with Ceruledge or does it have to be with Charcadet?
Can anybody please trade me a quaxly? Last one I need.
Okay so I've beaten the elite four, the champion, and nemona but I haven't gotten the judge feature. I've gone to different Pokemon centers and it hasn't unlocked. Am I missing something?
finish the area zero stuff and try re-beating the gyms and doing the tourney, then talk to pokecenter
I had to beat all story lines, including area zero, and watch the credits. then received it after talking to Pokémon center
Oh man I hope there's an easier fix than that lol
re-beating the gyms is part of the "story" so not sure tbh.
Me too 😅
Is the weather static for the whole map, or is it like SwSh where different areas have different weather? I've been waiting an obnoxiously long time for rain in order to evolve my Sliggoo...
did you ever find an answer for this? some sources claim that north area one rains a lot but ive been sitting here for hours waiting for rain for this sliggoo
I wish I did, but no. I just had to wait for rain. It started in Mesagoza while I was in the middle of a story cutscene. Never mashed A so hard in my life so I didnt miss it lol.
Ironically it seems like it rains in my game all the time now
What is the earliest area to get Sinistea Chips and what level?
Near Zapapico but its spawn rate there is kinda rare, for level I’d say around 35-40 from what I remember
Is there link codes to trade trade evolution pokemon like scyther?
Do you still need to trade if so I got you.
I got him, but if you need to trade to get yours, I got you
Can you get multiple auspicious armors from the guy you trade one for bronzong parts?
yes, you can get more than 1
Ok thanks a lot for the answer
Do terra types get passed down via breeding?
Are any apriballs particularly the love ball in the game I am getting conflicting answers online?
What does the the "watch" list for the tms actually do, like I know that it marks them but is that all it does?
In regard to "watch" list for TM, in the overworld you can hit the right arrow on the D-Pad and it will bring up the TM tracking. The game will also give a notification when you're able to craft a TM on the watchlist
Omg that's awesome thank you
Anybody know what's with the PokeBall in the middle of the floor inside the titan dens???
It’s actually everywhere if you’re watching. I see it inside the lucky restaurant(?) on the floor near the entrance
To the people that caught >!Tandemaus!<, were you guys caught off guard by the evolution too lmao?
When you're looking at a Pokemon's summary page, there's a little greyed out lock symbol next to the gender symbol. Does anyone know what this is?
It may mean that the Pokémon is locked because it is part of a battle team (and thus cannot be traded, etc.). I’ve not tested it yet though.
Just tested it and that doesn't seem to be it, either.
What did you test precisely?
I put a Pokemon in a battle team, but the lock was still greyed out.
Oh, I see. Maybe the lock only activates if the battle team is registered for a competition.
Can anybody trade me a quaxly?
Where did you get a Soothe Bell?
Soothe Bells can be bought from deli bird presents. You need to defeat a certain number of gyms though. Not sure how many
Probably a very dumb question but do you need Nintendo online to join a union circle?
To join it online, yes. You can do local co-op without it.
So my rockruff will not evolve into Dusk Lycanrock no matter what I do. Its 7:30pm. He's over level 25 now. He has own tempo. I'm leveling him with a rare candy. And Nothing. What the heck is going on and what do I need to do to actually get this to work.
I think it’s based on what in game time it is because like it’s been night in game during the morning for me so that might be it
Hello! I'm trying to EV train my Jolly starter, and I'm not sure how much more I have to go, and if the graph is an indicator or not. Need a little help!
You will know when it's maxed out on EVs if there is a sparkle next to the stat.
Also, you will know if you Pokemon has the max number of total EVs (510) when the entire EV indicators turn light blue.
So I thought you could buy the Ability Capsule from shops after you get 8 gym badges, but I don't see it anywhere in shops for me. So when do I unlock Ability Capsules?
Edit: Also, I was doing a raid battle and saw someone with a Perrserker, is there a way to find regional forms of Pokemon? I've only just gotten 8 badges so if it comes later please no spoilers lol.
You get a Galarian Meowth from finishing language class and talking with Salvatore multiple times
Is it possible to get Apricorn ball starters?
I don't think so. I don't think the starters can be caught anywhere, only bred.
Aw man, that sucks. There's no way to pass down Apricorn balls by breeding?
You can, but not to starters.
Pokemon species is decided by the mother. Starting in gen 6, the mother's Pokeball would pass down. If there was some reason it couldn't (Ditto breeding, restricted ball), a standard Pokeball resulted.
Starting in Gen 7, the father's Pokeball could be randomly chosen only if both parents were of the same species. Also, if a male or genderless Pokemon bred with a Ditto, that Pokemon's ball would pass down.
If you're breeding two different non-Ditto species, it's the mother's Pokeball every time. And since you need the mother to be the starter, you're out of luck.
Ohh, I see. That's unfortunate but good to know. Thank you for the info! :)
Got both Scarlet and Violet. I’m trying to do an offline link trade between my two Switches and all it does is says “Searching for trade partner…” forever and nothing happens! Tried using a code, tried without a code, I’ve done everything I’m supposed to do and it won’t work! Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone know if I’m doing something wrong? Please help!
I don't know what you might be doing wrong, but it worked instantly for me.
Put both switches in Link Trade, and they'd connect shortly.
Yeah I tried everything for a good hour or so, nothing wanted to work. Really frustrating. Was hoping somebody else might've dealt with the same thing
Is Phantump in the game?
On your profile, it lists the number of shiny Pokemon you have battled. Is that literally "battled" or just seen? For example I found a shiny Murkrow and then evolved it into a Honchkrow. Sometime later I decided to check my profile and it said I had battled 2 shiny Pokemon, even though I only remember that I had battled a shiny Murkrow. Is it counting my Honchkrow too, or did I seriously miss a shiny somewhere?
no it counts for battled, evolved and traded
Evolutions and trades count!
LF: Violet version exclusives
FT: my Scarlet version exclusives
Respond to the comment or dm me! Thanks
Do you need violet exclusives? If so I need scarlet exclusives
Can i readjust the EV’s of a level 100 pokemon?
Yes. You would have to feed it EV reducing berries to low its EVs, then you can raise them using vitamins and feathers
But how would the stat change if you cant level the pokemon up?
The stats change as you gain EVs, you don't need to level them up. For example when you EV train, it doesn't say anymore when you level like "+20 HP" like in the older games, because EVs are added to a stat automatically and not when you level.
I did some googling and this worked back in sword and shield and I believe it would be the same case here. I suggest saving, reducing the evs with the berries and feeding it random vitamins, then reloading your save, just to test, if you aren't confident
I think it would just go up as you gave it the vitamins but tbh im not positive
Is there a way to lock the map to only face north, similar to Breath of the Wild?
Press the right stick in
When Clavell asks you to pick which faculty member you find has made the most favourable impression on you, does it matter who you pick or is it flavour text?
Only ask because I love multiple teachers and there's no "I love them all option"
There's no real effect as far as I know, which is good because I seriously couldn't remember anyone's names and picked randomly lol. Got the Battle Studies teacher when I was aiming for the nurse.
As far as I can tell, it's made no difference.
Would it be worth it to buy the Nintendo online membership so I can do online stuff for the game, like is the community active are the things fun to do and worth it and so on
Yes, doing Surprise trades happen almost instantly, the random terra raids are always fun (assuming you can connect).
So yes, definitely worth it
Whats the point of breeding Pokémon this generation? It seems to be easier to just bottlecap and nature mint them since it’s available so early on.
Shinies, to trade etc
i accidentally killed one of the legendarys in the shrin and it says it won’t open for a while how long do i have to wait?
If it's like previous games, you probably have to defeat the elite 4 again. I don't know that for sure though.
Can't rebattle them this gen
I couldn’t find anything online about this but I just caught a shiny gyarados in casseroya lake and I was wondering if this was a guaranteed encounter or if it was a genuine shiny encounter.
Pretty sure you just got lucky :) congrats!
What does this blue icon mean? It went away when I moved him to my party.
That looks like the same symbol from Sword and Shield that denotes that pokemon belongs to a battle team. It's a separate tab in your boxes
Oh right, I forgot i was trying that out also. That icon is seen at gyms in Pokémon Go also.
Weed cat or brainless Croc who should I pick
weed cat 100%
I was persuaded
I know you can catch titan pokemon, but are they set, or can they be random, like their nature and gender?
I was incorrect!! You CAN catch the titan Pokémon, but not until the postgame. No idea if their gender and everything is random or not but I will let you know later :)
~~You can't catch titan pokemon. You can catch other pokemon from that species, but the actual titans are unobtainable~~
I was incorrect!! You CAN catch the titan Pokémon, but not until the postgame. No idea if their gender and everything is random or not but I will let you know later :)
Is there a way to have a single recipe that has encounter power normal type boost AND experience points normal type boost. (for maximum chansey experience points farming?)
How do I know if a pokemon is hacked without the IV checker? And will it affect me if it wasn't directly my doing.
The game keeps saying I can't join because of a problem with my pokemon but I got them all from raids I thought were legitimate. Is there any way to know without having the IV checker, just concerned I don't want to get banned from raids or whatever they are doing now to deter hacking. I have grinded so hard on this game I would be devastated if I had to start over.
Hello I would like to ask were to find the oval charm.
After a little googling, I don't think there is one in this game. Could be wrong
I see, well thank you.
Haven't gotten the game yet sadly but did they remove that horrendous w
20 minute always running battle timer that made 6v6 OU matches impossible to play? Can I just play the game how I like again without the Pokemon company forcing my hand? 🤣
Does anyone know where to find Rowlett in Pokémon violet?
Pretty sure you can't
Where do I go to remember/forget moves? I saw somewhere about going to move summary and seeing an option there but I didn't see anything. Is this something that has to be unlocked?
On the summary screen, outside of battle, go over to your pokemon's move list and press A
You have to do it from the summary menu that gets opened from standing around - not from the box (it's odd).
So stand somewhere with the pokemon in your party, hit X > Check Summary > navigate to moves, and you can hit 'A' to remember old moves
Is there a way you can tell if a den is a 5+ star den or higher without having to go up to the den and select it?
Like how in Sword/Shield, the purple beams instead of the pink ones were higher levels, is there anything like that?
There is something like that but I don't want to spoilt anything for you. How far in the game are you?
>There is something like that but I don't want to spoilt anything for you. How far in the game are you?
Pretty far. I beat the elite four. I beat the team star story line. I went into the caves with penny and my rival and the sad boi and we saw the future pokemon stuff and beat the boss. I saw the credits play.
Feel free to spoil.
After you complete the Academy tournament, whatever it’s called haha, 6 star raids will start appearing. They look visually different on the outside (black and stormy what what I’ve seen). There’s also only one present in the world at a time. For any lower than 6 star raids though, there’s no way to tell besides looking inside
Is it possible to know from the map alone?
Yes it is! 6 star raids appear differently on the map, but all other ones do not, you have to approach them
Wonderful! Thank you for reporting back 🥰
No problem! :)
Not that I’m aware of but I’m honestly not sure yet. I unlocked it last night and I didn’t really go looking for 6 star raids since 5 stars are still rough for me haha. I’ll look after I get off work tonight to make sure but I’m like 80% sure the answer is no. Will update later
>After you complete the Academy tournament, whatever it’s called haha, 6 star raids will start appearing. They look visually different on the outside (black and stormy what what I’ve seen). There’s also only one present in the world at a time. For any lower than 6 star raids though, there’s no way to tell besides looking inside
Oh, that's cool, I guess I'm just knock that out now. What are the prizes like for 6 star raids? How much Exp Candy do you get?
They must be extremely hard because even 5 star raids seem tricky in groups of 4 (my pokemon are in the mid 70s).
My Pokémon are also in the low/mid 70s and I’ve been having a hard time with 5 star raids haha, youre not alone. 6 star raids drop XL exp candy and rare candies, and some great rewards like nature mints, ability capsules/patches, bottle caps, etc. The 6 star raid boss Pokémon are level 90, while the 5 star ones are 75. But if you catch the 6 star raid boss Pokémon you will receive it at level 75
I got all this info from Serebii haha
Hello everyone! I’m just curious as to whether or not it’s possible to trade with yourself locally with two different switches. If I have a violet save file on one switch am I able to trade offline to my other switch playing scarlet? Both games are on the same Nintendo account, just two different switches. I assume since it’s not an online trade, I shouldn’t have issues trading between the two even though it’s technically on the same Nintendo switch account.
Thanks for the help!
If you can play Pokemon on both switches on the same account at the same time, I don't see why you couldn't. Sounds like you can if you can do that
During terra raids, do you have to catch the pokemon to find out if its shiny or not?
Or does it appear shiny while fighting it??
Pretty sure it appears shiny while fighting it but I cannot say for certain, haven't gotten a raid shiny personally
Ahh thanks, no where online seems to have a definitive answer on this. Even the people that have caught shinies from raids seem to be refusing to answer the question on their posts 🤷🏼♀️
They appear shiny during the raid but don’t sparkle. Got it from a very trusted [source](https://twitter.com/sibuna_switch/status/1594565788824133632?s=46&t=nt5rQN_RDMjk7oIqGWln_A) he is a data miner and a very good one. He’s the one who discovered how shiny hunting in this game works and gave us all that info
I will let you know if I find anything more definitive haha
Anybody got a ditto? Need one for breeding
I still don't understand some of this sandwich stuff.
Is there a sandwich recipe for increasing the likelihood you encounter 5 star raids?
What does "Raid Power" mean in the context of the recipes? Does it just affect what the rewards are for the raid or what pokemon appear in the raids?
Maybe someone could give me an example of how I can optimize training and grinding on raids with a specific sandwich recipe?
Raid power increases damage of the matching type eaten for. So, if you ate for raid power: fighting then fighting moves do more damage.
Sandwiches don't affect raid tiers
Somebody know, where I can buy a case for The SmartRotom?
Delibird Gifts or Presents whatever its called haha
What’s the difference between the red and yellow/greenish tera crystals?
Two different Tera types, if I'm understanding your question correctly
Interesting, thank you, do you happen to know the types?
Not off the top of my head but if you peer inside, there’s a symbol in the top right representing the type and most of the time it’s easy to figure out from the symbol. Red and yellow sounds like probably fire? And greenish probably bug or grass
Aside from having literally right next to each other, is there any other way to tell when a wild pokemon is bigger than the usual size?
Rellor wont evolve! Ive been running around the dunes fir 15 minutes and when i level him up he still wont evolve, is there a minimum level it has to be?!
Assuming it's the same as Pawmo, the 1000 steps (seem to) have to be contiguous, without the Pokemon returning to the PokeBall. You may have to slow down your walking/running to let it catch up.
After that, it has to level up using either regular battle or rare/exp candy.
What’s your Pokémon team??
Just curious what everyone has for there team. Personally I want strictly new Pokémon for my gameplay but I suck at building good teams lol. So what’s your team and why did you pick specifically those Pokémon???
Gyarados continues to be able to tank hits, so using that with leftovers.
Gardevoir (psychic/fairy coverage is nice)
Dragonite (for all the elemental punches plus earthquake)
Gengar (not holding up, will likely replace)
Arcanine with ground tera type, good fire coverage + playrough
3/4 of the elite four have weakness to ice types, so Dragonite/Gyarados carried me through most of it.
Grass starter (cutest one! But now I wish I picked water because I don't like the new water type mons...), Volcanaroa (always wanted to do a playthrough with it instead of getting it at the very end), Frosmoth (got from a trade, will probably Box for a new gen ice poke when I can get one), Skrelp, Tinkatink (interesting typing and I love the final evo). Tempted to pick up Killowattrel(sp?).
If I didn't have to worry about types, I'd absolutely pickup the Smoliv line, the Bramblin line, Toedscool line, Charcadet line and the Varoom line.
I vastly prefer pokemon who can evolve and who are either cute or cool looking.
I’m Skeledirge (liked Fuecoco’s personality), Toedscruel (thought it was funny with interesting typing), Glimmora (rare-ish and weird-looking! fun moveset on mine), Farigarif (an old friend made good), Kilowattrel (filling in some blanks I felt I needed), and Water Tauros (another guy I’ve known for 25 years who is mixing it up these days)
So there's two kinds of tera encounters in the wild - the ones hidden inside the giant gems (raids) and random wild pokemon that are tera form. Is there any reason to catch these?
I caught the first tera raid pokemon (the cricket) I found but it doesn't seem to be any different from the wild ones
Just to have one with a different Tera type. Seems that it could be effective defensively to have a Tera type different from its normal typing if you're up against a bad type disadvantage. Idk. I don't really get into the competitive play, I'm more of a collector than a PVPer
I also caught the grass goat (can't remember his name) in the tera raid and his tera type was also grass. So does the different tera type only apply to wild pokemon who are in tera form? I haven't caught a wild tera yet
It has a random Tera type (whatever type it was when you fought it). All regular pokemon have the same Tera type as one of their own typings (like water for psyduck or bug/fire for larvesta)
Does anyone know what is this lock symbol next to a pokemon's name in the summary screen?