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Guide on Completing Pokedex in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet(Pokemon SV). Guide includes Complete List of Version Exclusive Pokemon, Rewards and Tips and Tricks to Completing Pokedex.

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Effective Way To Fill In Pokedex

Filling In MethodDetails
▼How To Catch Solo・Easier to fill up Pokedex
 └ Fill as much as you can by playing Solo
Some Pokemon can't be obtained solo
▼How To Collect by Trade・Trade Pokemon that can't be obtained solo
 └ Version Exclusive, Starters, etc
・It is Recommended to trade Rare Pokemon
・Trade requires reasonable compensation

Effective Way To Fill Pokedex Solo

  1. Purchase a lot of Quick Ballsく
  2. Quick Ball IconQuick BallHas a more successful catch rate if used at the start of a wild encounter.
    Can be purchased after getting 6 Gym Badges

    Quick Balls are useful for filling up the Pokedex so purchase them in bulk. It has a great success rate of catching Pokemon during the first turn on encountering, making the process of catching Pokemon much smoother.

  3. Prepare a Pokemon specially trained for capturing purpose if possible
  4. Prepare a Pokemon specially trained for capturing purpose if possible
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    ▲Pokemon that has learned False Swipe and sleeping status Move

    High Level Pokemons and Lesser Legendary Pokemon may not be able to catch with the Quick Ball. In that case preparing a Pokemon to weaken or Status Effects your opponent to make them easier to capture is recommended

    Breloom Is Recommended

    PokemonDescription / How to obtain
    アイコンBreloom・Learn "Fake Swipe" from TM
    ・"Spore" to put enemy Pokemon to sleep
    ・Ability「Effect Spore」should be avoided
     └ Poison will faint the Pokemon
    Evolved from Shroomish
    *Make sure to level up Shroomish until level 40 and learn Spore before evolving. Until level 40, press B button to cancel evolution.

    "Spore" is the only Move that puts the opponent to sleep instantly, with an accuracy of 100. Breloom has high attacking stats among Pokemon that can learn False Swipe that can leave the opponent with HP of 1.

  5. Walk around field and capture uncaught Pokemon
  6. Walk around field and capture uncaught Pokemon

    If there are a lot of uncaptured Pokemon, you can walk around the field and catch them as you go then rather checking one by one. Catch as many uncaught Pokemon as possible.

    You Can Tell If The Pokemon Had Been Captured Or Not By Locking On Or During Battle

    When you lock on (press and hold ZL) a wild Pokemon in the field or when entering the battle a Pokeball mark will appear on top of Pokemon's name identifying if you've captured the Pokemon or not. If you come across a Pokemon that you don't remember whether you caught it or not, use this method to identify it.

    Only One Of The Form From Multiple Form Is Required To Fill The Pokedex

    Example: Lycanroc's different forms
    Midday Form IconMidday FormMidnight Form IconMidnight FormDusk Form IconDusk Form

    As for Pokemon with different forms, such as Lycanroc and Rotom, the Pokedex will be filled by acquiring any one type. If you catch the different forms, you will be able to switch the appearance in the Pokedex, but it is unnecessary if you simply want to fill the Pokedex.

    Pokemon With Multiple Forms
  7. Check Pokedex once you catch a number of uncaught Pokemon
  8. Make sure Undiscovered Pokemon
    Click to Enlarge

    ▲Green: Caught, White: Discovered, Blank: Undiscovered

    Open the Pokedex in game to see which Pokemon you have not yet caught. Habitat of undiscovered Pokemon (Blank slots in the Pokedex) cannot be identified in the game so, see the article linked below and go catch them.

    ▶Pokedex(Checker Function)

    Utilize Checker Function On Pokedex Article

    In the Paldea Pokedex list linked above, tap the ball symbol in the upper right corner to check the box. You can adjust the feature so only checked Pokemon is shown or hidden. Utilize it as a memo when filling the Pokedex.

  9. Capture the Pokemon by going to the Habitat where it will spawn
  10. Capture the Pokemon by going to the Habitat where it will spawn

    Once you know which Pokemon are not caught yet, go to the location where they appear and capture them.

    Throw Quick Ball during first turn, if you can't catch it, put it to sleep or reduce its HP and then throw the ball again.
  11. Evolved Pokemon that doesn't appear in the wild are obtained through evolution or Tera Raid Battle
  12. Some evolved Pokemon do not appear in the wild, so you must catch them before evolution and then evolve them, or catch them as evolved in a Raid.

    Since it is a hassle to go after the Pokemon you want in a Raid, it is recommended to catch the pre-evolved Pokemon and then evolve it.

    Pokemon That Do Not Appear In The Wild After Evolution

    Does Not Appear At All
    Gholdengo IconGholdengo
    Only Appears In Raids
    Arboliva IconArboliva
    (★5)
    Coalossal IconCoalossal
    (★5)
    Flapple IconFlapple
    (★5)
    Appletun IconAppletun
    (★5)
    Muk IconMuk
    (★4)
    Polteageist IconPolteageist
    (★4/5)
    Cacturne IconCacturne
    (★4)
    Rabsca IconRabsca
    (★4)
    Krokorok IconKrokorok
    (★4)
    Krookodile IconKrookodile
    (★5)
    Sandaconda IconSandaconda
    (★4)
    Hatterene IconHatterene
    (★5)
    Grimmsnarl IconGrimmsnarl
    (★5)
    Palafin IconPalafin
    (★5)
    Maushold IconMaushold
    (★4/6)
    Kingambit IconKingambit
    (★5/6)
    Salamence IconSalamence
    (★5/6)
    Tyranitar IconTyranitar
    (★5/6)
    Hydreigon IconHydreigon
    (★5/6)
    Dragapult IconDragapult
    (★5/6)
    Ceruledge iconCeruledge
    (★5/6)
    Armarouge IconArmarouge
    (★5/6)
    Baxcalibur IconBaxcalibur
    (★5/6)
    Goodra IconGoodra
    (★5/6)
    Annihilape IconAnnihilape
    (★5/6)
    Pawmot IconPawmot
    (★5/6)
    Haxorus IconHaxorus
    (★5/6)
    Scizor IconScizor
    (★5/6)
    Hippowdon IconHippowdon
    (★5/6)
    Gengar IconGengar
    (★5/6)
    Slowking IconSlowking
    (★5/6)
    Tinkaton IconTinkaton
    (★5/6)
  13. Rely on trading for Pokemon that is not obtainable by yourself
  14. Starter Pokemon and version exclusive Pokemon cannot be obtained alone. Since you cannot fill up your Pokedex without having someone to trade you these Pokemon, use the trade board to recruit a trade partner.

    ▶Use the Pokemon Trade Board

How To Fill Pokedex Efficiently Using Exchange

  1. Check Your Pokedex For Uncaught Pokemon
  2. Check Your Pokedex for uncaught Pokemon
    Click to Enlarge

    ▲Green: Caught, White: Discovered, Blank: Undiscovered

    Open the Pokedex in game to see which Pokemon you have not yet caught. Make a note so you know which Pokemon to look for when trading.

    Utilize Checker Function On Pokedex Article

    Utilize Checker Function

    In the Paldea Pokedex list linked below, tap the ball symbol in the upper right corner to check the box. You can adjust so only checked Pokemon is shown or hidden. So utilize it as a memo when trading.

    ▶Pokedex(Checker Function)

    Pokedex Will Be Filled By Acquiring Any One Type

    Example:Different form of Lycanroc
    Midday FormMidday FormMidnight FormMidnight FormDusk FormDusk Form

    As for Pokemon with different forms, such as Lycanroc and Rotom, Pokedex will be filled by acquiring any one type. If you catch the different forms, you will be able to switch the appearance in the Pokedex, but it is unnecessary if you simply want to fill in the Pokedex.

    Pokemon With Multiple Forms
  3. Trade For The Starter Pokemon You Didn't Choose
  4. Starter Pokemon does not appear in the wild, so look for a trade partner to trade with. If you can exchange the Pokemon before evolution, you can also fill in the Pokedex by leveling them up and evolving them.

    ▶Use the Pokemon Trade Board

    Trade Starter Pokemon With Each Other

    If you're looking to trade for one of the starter Pokemon, picking your own starter Pokemon as the trade content will benefit both sides thus increasing the trade to be easier. Use your Starter and Ditto to make eggs for trades. If making eggs is time consuming, use Exp. Candy XL as a trade material.

    ▶Egg Hatching & Power Guide | How To Make Eggs
  5. Trade For Version Exclusive Pokemon You Don't Own
  6. Pokemon that only appear in other versions can NOT be obtained by yourself, so look for a trade. Some Pokemon can be obtained by joining Raids put out by a person with another version, but it is faster to trade.

    ▶Use the Pokemon Trade Board

    It Is Recommended To Trade Version Exclusive Pokemon With Each Other

    If you're looking to trade for one of the version exclusive Pokemon, picking your own version exclusive Pokemon as the trade content benefits both side thus increasing the chance of a trade. If catching them is too time consuming, use Exp.Candy XL as a trade material. When trading for Koraidon and Miraidon, it is recommended to trade and return.
  7. It is recommended to look for Gholdengo for trade and return
  8. Trade and return Gholdengo

    Gholdengo」is the most time consuming Pokemon to evolve, so it is recommended to trade just to fill the Pokedex. If in condition to return the Pokemon after the Pokedex is filled, there are people who are willing to trade for useful items

    ▶Use the Pokemon Trade Board

    Gholdengo's Evolution Condition

    PokemonEvolve Condition
    Gholdengo IconGholdengoHave 999 of Gimmighoul Coin and level up Gimmighoul.
  9. Trade remaining of uncaught Pokemon
  10. Once you have reached this point, all you have to do is trade for the remaining Pokemon to fill up your Pokedex. Fill both Pokedex and trade extra hatched eggs, exp candy and other useful items.

    ▶Use the Pokemon Trade Board

How To Obtain Rare Pokemon

▼Gholdengo

▼Gholdengo
How to obtainHave 999 of Gimmighoul Coin and evolve Gimmighoul

Gholdengo can evolve by leveling up Gimmighoul with 999 items called Gimmighoul Coins. Gimmighoul Coins can be obtained by defeating Gimmighouls in various locations or find and collect Roaming Forms.

▶How to Collect Gimmighoul Coin

Palafin

Palafin
How to obtain・While in Union Circle level up Finizen above 38 or
・Cath them in 5 star Raid

Palafin requries to level up Palafin to level 38 in multiplay to evolve. If you can't multiplay, try to find and catch them in Terra Raid or use forum to evolve.

▶Use forum to evolve Palafin or look for trade

Lesser Legendary Pokemon

Lesser Legendary Pokemon
How to obtainFind Stake and pulling out Stake and catch Lesser Legendary Pokemon inside Shrine.

You can challenge Lesser Legendary Pokemon by pulling 8 shining Stakes. To reach certain stakes and sealed locations, there are certain Legendary Rides abilities that are needed. First you must defeat the certain Titan Pokemons for you to learn those abilities.

Pokedex Rewards And How To Obtain Them

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▼List of reward from Jacq▼List of reward from Pokedex

List Of Rewards From Jacq

Amount CapturedReward
30TM False Swipe ×1
100Ultra Ball IconUltra Ball ×20
200Quick Ball IconQuick Ball ×20
400Shiny Charm IconShiny Charm ×1

Report To Jacq To Receive Rewards

Jacq

Talk to Jacq in Academy's Biology room to receive rewards based on amount of Pokemon captured. Especially False Swipe and Shiny Charm are very useful.

List Of Reward From Pokedex

Amount CaughtRewards
10Stardust IconStardust ×3
20Great Ball IconGreat Ball ×10
30Thunder Stone IconThunder Stone ×1
40Ultra Ball IconUltra Ball ×10
50Exp. Candy SExp. Candy S ×5
60Fire Stone IconFire Stone ×1
70Net Ball IconNet Ball ×10
80Water Stone IconWater Stone ×1
90Nest Ball IconNest Ball ×10
100Stardust IconStardust
110Exp. Candy M IconExp. Candy M ×3
120Quick Ball IconQuick Ball ×10
130Dusk Stone IconDusk Stone ×1
140Dusk Ball IconDusk Ball ×10
150Shiny Stone IconShiny Stone ×1
160Exp. Candy M IconExp. Candy M ×3
170Dive Ball IconDive Ball ×10
180StardustStardust ×10
190Luxury Ball IconLuxury Ball ×10
200Exp. Candy M IconExp. Candy M ×5
210Moon Stone IconMoon Stone ×1
220Timer Ball IconTimer Ball ×10
230Stardust IconStardust ×3
240Fast Ball IconFast Ball ×1
250Stardust IconStardust ×3
260Friend Ball IconFriend Ball ×1
270Dawn Stone IconDawn Stone ×1
280Level Ball IconLevel Ball ×1
290Exp. Candy L IconExp. Candy L ×3
300Lure Ball IconLure Ball ×1
310Comet Shard IconComet Shard ×3
320Heavy Ball IconHeavy Ball ×1
330Exp. Candy Icon LExp. Candy L ×3
340Moon Ball IconMoon Ball ×1
350Exp Candy L IconExp. Candy L ×5
360Dream Ball IconDream Ball ×1
370Nugget IconNugget ×1
380Nugget IconNugget ×2
390Big Nugget IconBig Nugget ×1
400Beast Ball iconBeast Ball ×1

Open Pokedex To Receive Rewards By Pressing X Button

①Open Pokedex②X button from the list
Open Pokedex
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Press the X Button
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In Pokemon SV, you can earn rewards little by little according to the number of Pokemon you have caught. Open Pokedex and press the X button to receive various rewards.

How To Open/Look At Pokedex

Pressing "-" Button To Open

Pokemon Pokedex

Pokedex can be accessed anywhere by pressing - button. This is an easy way to check the Pokedex so do this frequently.

Access From Map

Steps
  1. Press Y button to open map
  2. Press X button to access Pokedex
  3. Look around Pokedex
  1. Y Button To Open Map
  2. Map

    First, Press Y button to open map

  3. X Button To Open Pokedex
  4. X Button

    Once map is open press X to display list, then select Pokedex.

  5. Look Around Pokedex
  6. Pokedex

    Once you open Pokedex, you can look through your Pokedex freely. You can check for recently fought, caught Pokemon.

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