Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – How to Complete the Pokedex

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Each time you catch a Pokémon, you unlock another entry in the Pokedex. Like how it was in all the previous Pokémon games, you get a reward for completing the Pokedex. There are 400 Pokémon that you need to catch in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including the cross-version Pokémon. In this guide, we will see the best way to catch all the Pokémon and complete the Pokedex in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – How to Complete the Pokedex

There are a few methods you can try to complete the Pokedex in the game. Here we will see all the methods you can try to catch all Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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Since you need 400 Pokémon to complete the Pokedex, there are several methods to try and catch them. Let’s take a look at all the methods below.


Check the Map

Paldea is an open-world area, and sometimes you might find an area that you have yet to explore. Checking the map regularly can help you discover such areas, and venturing into these hidden places can help you find Pokémon that you haven’t registered yet. There are a lot of caves and islands that are home to Pokémon that you cannot find on land, so checking your map regularly can help you access these areas.

Evolve Pokémon

Most of the time you can get new Pokémon by using the evolve method. Most Pokémon have two or three evolutions, which will help in completing the Pokedex. If you are lucky, you can also find these evolved forms in the wild for certain Pokémon, so you can catch them more quickly in the wild if you don’t have the required item to evolve them.

Explore off the Path

The Pokémon designed in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are true to size, so you might miss out on the teensy Pokémon hiding in the grass. Exploring off the main road can help you find Pokémon that you would have otherwise missed. Also, you might bump into a secret location on your way, which is another method to try and get hidden Pokémon.

Trading Pokémon

Trading is an effective method to try and get the Pokémon you don’t have. This can work for version exclusives as well, so you can complete your Pokedex with the help of friends. If you check your Pokedex, you might find that certain Pokémon jumps and there is a white glowing background around the Pokémon, this means that the person you are trading to doesn’t have this Pokémon. You can trade with them and help in completing the Pokedex.

Look for Mass Outbreaks

You will get notified of Mass Outbreaks from time to time, and if you head here you might find Pokémon that you have missed. These are marked by a question mark having a red background on the map, which means that these outbreaks will have undiscovered Pokémon. Participating in Mass Outbreaks is also a great way to encounter a Shiny Pokémon.

Once you complete the Pokedex, you can visit your Homeroom teacher in your school to get a special reward, the Shiny Charm. For every 30 Pokémon, you collect and fill the Pokedex, you will receive various other rewards like different types of Pokeballs, unique level-up items, resources, and TMs.

That’s all there is to know about completing the Pokedex in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If you like this guide you can check out our other guides as well.

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