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You'll Have To Work To Get These Scarlet And Violet Pokémon

Unfortunately, not all Pokémon are equal. Some are overpowered compared to others, and others are much harder to find. It's difficult to say whether any new Pokémon will really compare to the mythical MissingNo, but "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" still has their fair share of Pokémon that will keep trainers cycling back and forth, just waiting for a spawn. Like in past games, Pokémon have rarities that range from common to rare, which means some won't appear in their habitats as often as others. Some of them even only come out during specific times of day. Or, in the case of legendaries, they involve more legwork than the straightforward "walk in and battle" approach.

There are some new interesting, powerful Pokémon in the latest titles, and they just might be more difficult to find than you think. Here are just a few of the most difficult Pokémon to find in "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet."

Charcadet

Charcadet is one of the most popular new Pokémon that debuted in "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Violet" and, unfortunately, one of the most difficult to find. You can go for hours without even running into one Charcadet, or find three in a row. They are easy to identify because of their flaming red heads and can be found in most regions of Paldea. However, its rarity keeps it from being a team staple. Lead – Gameplay & Guides and other content creators have pinpointed guaranteed spawn points for Charcadet that players can use with a warning that they may or may not respawn after the first capture. Some players also recommend picnicking and eating a pickle sandwich near rumored spawn locations for an increased possibility of spotting Fire-type Pokémon.

Armarouge and Ceruledge, Charcadet's evolved forms from "Scarlet" and "Violet" respectively, are similarly difficult to find for those who don't have a guide handy. If you're lucky to enough to capture Charcadet, you can evolve it into one of the coolest-looking new Pokémon of this generation. Their Ghost/Fire dual-type with high Attack or Special Attack (for Ceruledge and Armaraouge) can counter a variety of type weaknesses for your party.

Zorua

Zorua is about as rare Charcadet but even more difficult to find because it can take the form of any Pokémon. You could start a fight with a Venemoth to realize, once you hit it with an attack, that it's actually a small black fox Pokémon. Zorua is rare enough as it is without it being completely hidden behind the guise of another Pokémon, but there's a way around it with one of the latest features in "Scarlet" and "Violet." 

YouTuber Quick Tips suggests locking onto Pokémon with the ZL button and toggling between them with your joystick so that their names pop up in a "preview" label. Zorua might look like another Pokémon on the outside, but the label will still read "Zorua" when you lock onto it. From there, start a battle and the Pokémon will reveal its true form. Many players, including Quick Tips, report catching their Zorua in the area west of Medali, but it can also appear in Tagtree Thicket.

Four Legendary Treasures of Ruin

The Legendary Treasures of Ruin, also known as the Ruinous Quartet or Dark Quartet, refer to the four legendary Pokémon: Wo-Chien, Chien-Po, Ting-Lu, and Chi-Yu. Ms. Raifort, the history teacher, tells her students about a set of treasures that Paldea's king brought back to his kingdom and ended up destroying the castle the very same night. These treasures were actually the Ruinous Quartet, which needed to be sealed away because of the disaster they brought to Paldea. Think of them as similar to Johto's legendary beasts, Entei, Raikou, and Suicune. 

Unlike Koraidon and Miraidon, the Legendary Treasures of Ruin are easy to miss and don't need to be found to complete the game. Each of them is hidden in a "Shrine" in a corner of the Paldea region that can only be unlocked after you collect eight Ominous Stakes for each one.   

Finding their locations is the easy part. After all, Professor Raifort marks them on a map if you ace her history classes and max out your friendship with her. However, it's a tedious journey to find the stakes needed to confront each Legendary Treasure. For example, the stakes for Ting-Lu are spread across an entire section of the map from one side of Casseroya Lake to the bottom of Glaseado Mountain. Some stakes also need you to have all the travel abilities unlocked for Koraidon or Miraidon.