Pokémon Scarlet & Violet has dropped on 18th November, much to the excitement of fans of the Pokemon franchise. It has been almost two weeks since the release, and players are still hard at work trying to collect all the available Pokemon in the vast map of Paldea. In this guide, we will take you through the process of how to get and breed for hidden abilities in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
How to Get and Breed for Hidden Abilities in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
There are a lot of new features in the latest Pokemon game, and you might want to know more about some of them. Some of these will help to make your Pokemon more powerful, such as Hidden Abilities.
With the help of Hidden Abilities, you will be able to give your Pokemon an additional ability that is not normally available to them in the wild. You will need to catch these Pokemon first to give them the ability, which is usually better than the ones you can naturally find them with.
Some Pokemon will benefit greatly from having their Hidden Abilities unlocked, such as Cyclizar. The normal ability is Shed Skin but the hidden ability that it can unlock is Regenerator, which is more powerful and useful in battle.
Here are the ways in which you will be able to get and breed Pokemon for Hidden Abilities in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Use Ability Patches
You can use the items available to you in the game, one of which is an Ability Patch. You can get more of them by completing 6-star and 7-star Tera Raids which spawn in the overworld. Look out for the Tera Crystals if you want to get these items.
The Ability Patch can be used only once, so make sure to use it on the right Pokemon. If you are looking for a tutorial on how to get the item, you can check out our guide here: How to Get Ability Patch in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Catch Pokemon with a Hidden Ability from a Tera Raid
Fighting Pokemon in Tera Raid Battles will sometimes give you Pokemon with Hidden Abilities, but this is completely random. There is no guarantee for it as these are random drops, but you should be able to collect some Pokemon in this manner by fighting at least 3-Star battles.