As none of the three Gen 9 starters in Scarlet & Violet can be caught in the wild, it will be difficult for anyone to obtain all three.
Selecting a starter Pokemon is essential to every Pokemon game. Typically, the one chosen by the player will remain with them until the conclusion of their adventure, making it a crucial decision. It is typically a difficult choice, as each of the starter Pokemon has its own strengths and weaknesses, making it difficult to choose between them. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starters are similar in this regard.
Though some will likely argue that Fuecoco is the best Gen 9 starter, the majority will have difficulty deciding. Many will be hoping that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet will allow players to obtain the starters they missed after completing the main story, as this was the case in some of the previous games. Sadly, however, these individuals will be let down.
How to Acquire All Three Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Starters
Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly cannot be caught in the wild, nor are they given as prizes for defeating the Elite Four and becoming Champion. As a result, the only way to obtain all three starters in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is through trading, either with friends or with strangers over the internet. At launch, trading is the only legal way to get all Gen 9 starters. In the future, this may change.
It will take about 30 minutes to get to the part of the story where you can start trading. A player with two copies of the game and two Switches could therefore obtain all three Pokemon Scarlet and Violet starters in roughly 90 minutes. In order to do so, they must begin their main playthrough on one copy of the game and then select a different starting character on the other. After trading the second starter, they would need to restart the second copy and select the final starter before trading it and completing the set.
Players could also breed their starter Pokémon and then trade the offspring for the other two starters with friends or other online players. For this to work, either their starter Pokémon must be female (so they can breed it with another Pokémon from the same egg group) or they must obtain a Ditto. This is because Ditto can breed with virtually any Pokémon with an egg group, regardless of gender, making it ideal for those wishing to breed rare Pokemon, such as starters.
|Sprigatito||Field and Grass|
|Quaxly||Flying and Water 1|