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How To Get The Life Orb In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet

Offering 20-30 hours of gameplay, and about double that for a full completion, "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet" have no shortage of small details to take in and mysteries to explore. One such mystery involves finding the Life Orb, an item that serves as a double-edged sword of sorts. As spelled out in the item's in-game description, "It boosts the power of the holder's moves, but the holder also loses a small amount of HP with each attack it lands." In other words, the item raises offensive prowess for the price of health.

Though it comes at a cost, the attack enhancements offered by this TM have undeniable appeal. Depending on the needs of one's team, it could function as a key item. So, how do trainers go about obtaining the Life Orb in "Pokémon Scarlet and Violet"? You can acquire it via two different methods (per Screen Rant), and both will take a little patience. Players won't gain access to the Life Orb until well into the game, but depending on their playstyle, it may be worth the wait.

Find or buy the Life Orb

According to Screen Rant, players can choose to purchase the Life Orb after completing all three of the primary quests in either "Pokémon Scarlet" or "Violet," or they can find it out in the wild. Players who want to use the Life Orb on more than one Pokémon have the option to take both routes.

Purchasing the Life Orb comes with the downside of shelling out a whopping ₽50,000. For trainers with the budget, it might be worth it to pick up the item, available in Mesagoza City's Delibird Present Shop. Alternatively, players may gain some thrill from locating the Life Orb out in the wild. Within Pokémon titles, finding creatures and goodies in the environment has long served as a key element. To take this route, trainers will want to head to a standalone island in the west portion of Casseroya Lake after they make it to northwest Paldea as part of the "Path of Legends" quest (via IGN). Once there, look for a rock near a cluster of small trees — you should find the Life Orb nearby.

All in all, getting the Life Orb can change a player's late-game. It's fairly easy to locate and can pack a huge punch — for a blood price.