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Pokémon Scarlet And Violet: There's An Easy Way To Get More Boxes For Your PC

"Pokémon Scarlet" and "Pokémon Violet" make quite a few changes to the traditional Pokémon formula, but the pair of titles still feature one of the most classic staples from the franchise: the PC box system. With their in-game PC, players can safely store any captured Pokémon beyond the total of six they can have in their party, which is a pretty important feature for anyone trying to fill out each of the Pokédex entries. In keeping with other modern titles, the Gen 9 games also allow players to access their boxes and switch team members out at nearly any time — whether they're exploring Paldea's towering mountains, taking a dip in the sea, or even just strolling through a local town.

The box system isn't perfect, however. Players only start with eight boxes, and while they will naturally receive more boxes as they obtain more Pokémon, it can be a bit of a pain attempting to organize captured monsters in the earlier parts of the games when there are relatively few boxes unlocked. Thankfully, there's actually a very easy way to expand the PC's box capacity to the maximum amount without needing heaping handfuls of extra Pokémon, and it can be done quite early on as well.

Drop a Pokémon in each box

For players that want that extra PC box space in "Pokémon Scarlet" or "Pokémon Violet," it's actually a process that doesn't require a lot of caught creatures. As it happens, the box system doesn't actually rely on players crossing a certain threshold of captured Pokémon. Rather, it checks to see how many of the available boxes are holding at least one Pokémon. Thus, the system can be exploited by putting a single Pokémon in each open box.

To expand past the starting eight PC boxes, players only need to catch eight additional creatures besides their starter and put one in each of the available boxes. Doing so will immediately unlock an additional eight boxes for a total of 16. This same trick can then be performed once more with 16 boxed Pokémon for the maximum amount of 32 boxes.

Once the PC's box space has been fully expanded, players can hold a total of 960 individual Pokémon. That's likely far more space than most players will need, but the breathing room makes organizing the PC and grouping Pokémon in specialized orders much easier. In the event that one needs even more boxes than the maximum of 32, they'll have to look into getting a subscription when "Pokémon Home" adds compatibility with "Pokémon Scarlet" and "Pokémon Violet."