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Can You Get All The Starters In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet?

Per tradition, "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" offer players a choice of three new Pokémon to begin the game with. This time around, the starters are Fire-type Fuecoco, Water-type Quaxly, and Grass-type Sprigatito. Given that the quest to determine the best "Scarlet and Violet" starter has spawned some debate, players may wonder whether they have the option to obtain the other two options after making their decision early on. The answer, as it turns out, is mixed.


As reported by Dexerto, none of the starter Pokémon in "Scarlet and Violet" will show up in the wild. Players also can't obtain them from other characters in the game. In essence, trainers can only get one starter during a regular playthrough via the traditional method. However, this doesn't have to crush your dreams of completing your Pokédex. It just means you'll have to cooperate with some other trainers out in the real world.

Trade starters to collect them all

As with past entries in the series, players can trade starters in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet." Thus, a player can get the other two starters from friends either in-person or online. One method for doing this involves someone initiating a new game, picking a starter, playing through to the first Pokémon Center, trading it with a friend, and then starting over, picking a different starter, and completing the process again. Their friend can do the same for them to leave them both with a full set of starters. There is an easier way, however.


Dexerto also confirmed that players can breed starters. This means a trainer can pick a starter and, as long as it's female or they have a Ditto to breed it with, they can drop it off at a Daycare Center and wait for an egg. Using this method, everyone has the potential to produce plenty of extra starting Pokémon to trade with friends with no need for restarts and new games.