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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the newest entry in the Pokémon universe and bring a lot of new things. Therefore, it can be quite confusing for new players who want to play after a long time. Even if you are an experienced player, learning all of the new mechanics and building the perfect team is easier said than done. It can get quite overwhelming at the start and that is why it is necessary to keep some things in mind.

It is a vast open-world game with more than 100 Pokémons. It is can get complicated for beginners as well as veteran players. Today, we are going to provide you with some of the best beginner tips that will help you in progressing through the world of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Make Use of Fast Travel

How to Fast Travel in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

As this game has a large open world, you have the option of using a fast travel system. You get to know about the fast travel system during the prologue. If you’ve been to a place then you can easily fast travel there. In this way, you can easily traverse the world of Paldea. But before you get started, you need to complete the tutorial in order to unlock the fast travel system.

Furthermore, you will need to visit a few locations as well that you can fast-travel to. The fast travel system is unlocked as soon as you reach your first Pokémon Center. For fast traveling, you need to select any of the unlocked locations or use one of the fly points.

Change Outfits for A More Personalized Experience

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Characters in different outfits.

When you complete the tutorial and start to understand the basics of the game, it is time to bring out your style. You can make a strong connection with the game by changing the outfit and adding more of a personal touch to it. There are only a limited number of outfits present at the start but don’t worry as you will find more outfits ins Mesagoz. You can buy a lot more accessories to make your character stand out from the rest.

You get to choose from a total of 4 outfits. The biggest letdown is that all of these are just different versions of a school uniform. You can mix and match the uniforms with accessories like gloves, bags, and hats. In this way, you can make a unique character designed to your liking.

Change the Map View

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have a big open world and it can become quite dizzying while exploring this large open world. One of the best suggestions for new players is to lock their map perspective. On the default settings, the map automatically rotates with your character. But locking the map orientation makes it much easier to navigate through the world.

If you have these settings turned on, then the map will rotate in the direction that your character is facing in. This is a more natural map perspective and makes navigating the beautiful world of Paldea much easier.

Eat Good Food

Eating is really important in this game as it allows you to increase the chances of your Pokémon’s eggs and also provides an additional stat bonus as well. You can get many power-ups and rewards if you eat a certain type of food. That is why eating good food is really important in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

If you are eating good food in this game then you can increase your chances of catching more eggs. You can also turn the odds in your favor in a Pokémon battle. So, eating food is really important and will provide you with a lot of buffs and rewards. Just make sure to eat food before you get into a battle.

Go on a Picnic

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If you are ever tired of the adventure, you can lay back and go on a picnic in Scarlet and Violet. This is an amazing feature that allows you to have a chill time and enjoy the best food. You need to select a place for the picnic and the most preferable is one where your Pokémons can freely roam around. You can easily set up a table, make some sandwiches and then enjoy them with the team.

The best thing about taking a picnic is that not only it allows you to take a break from the game and eat good food, but it also sometimes provides you with a Pokémon egg as well. As you go on more adventures, you will unlock different picnic tables and supplies. Sandwiches also provide different powerups such as Item Drop Power, Encounter Power, Catching Power, etc.

Make Use of Auto Battling

Auto-Battling is a really good way of leveling up in this game and earning a lot of XP in the process. But the thing is you should know when to do auto-battling and how you can get the most experience points. First, send out your Pokémon to battle and if it is in a group, then send them to a nearby group. In this way, they will try to battle each other and you can also point your Pokémon to a specific location as well. In this way, you can easily gather items.

When the health bar is full, the Pokémon will turn to the player, and then you can send it back to auto-battle. But be careful that you can’t evolve the Pokémon during auto-battling. You need to cancel the battle and then evolve it. You can also battle other trainers as well to get a lot of rewards. This is an easy way of strengthening your team and earning a lot of money.

Choose the Starter Pokémon Wisely

When it comes to choosing a starter Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet, is a really difficult task. You need to put a lot of time into making your decision and valuing all of the pros and cons. It is crucial to choose the best Pokémon from the start. You get to choose from these three Pokémons:

  • Fuecoco
  • Quaxly
  • Sprigatito

These Pokémons have their own unique abilities. If you are a competitive player, then you would want the one with the best stats. You can also choose the Pokémon with the more effective moves if you are a strategic player. Fuecoco is a really good starter Pokémon as it is very fast and powerful with great defense. Quaxly is a good choice but it is not very fast and has weak moves. Sprigatito on the other hand is a strong matchup against ground and fire Pokémons. But the downside is that it has a lot of weaknesses.

Pokémons That You Should Catch

Some of the best Pokémons that you should catch in the beginning are:

  • Houndour

This is a fire-type Pokémon and is a great one at that. Houndour has good attacking as well as defense. If you are specifically looking to evolve a Pokémon, then Houndour is a really good choice.

  • Nacli

This is another great Pokémon to catch at the start. With its high attack and defense, Nacli becomes one of the strongest Pokémons. It can be found in the South Province.

  • Fletchling

Fletchling is a good flying type Pokémon. It becomes even more powerful after evolving as it can switch between fire and flying. It has really good stats and catching it is also not that difficult.

  • Charcadet

This is the new Pokémon in this game and is basically a fire child. With its high attack and moderate defense, it is a strong early choice. Its move sets become really diverse once you’ve evolved it.  

  • Hoppip

If you are on the lookout for a good defense type Pokémon then Hoppip is going to be your best bet. It has a lot of different moves and its abilities also regenerate as well.

  • Pawmi

Pawmi is another great choice for an early Pokémon and serves as a good companion. The best thing about Pawmi is that it can paralyze other opponents and even revive any fainted Pokémons.

Pick Up All Items

There are different species of Pokémons in this game and a lot of items as well. Using these items, you can easily climb up the ladder and win the battle easily. There is a lot of different type of items that you can find in this game such as Leftovers, Booster Energy and TMs. Using these items, you can enhance the strength of your Pokémons. That is why it is necessary to pick all of the items that you find throughout the game. These items will provide you with a definite edge in battle.


Pokémon Scarlet and Violet bring a lot of new things and learning all of the mechanics can be a bit tedious for some players. We have gone through all of the best tips for you that you can use to progress easily through the game and defeat your opponents.  

Which Pokémon are you going to unlock as your first? Let us know in the comments.

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