Just like the Pokemon Company announced that players who link their copies Pokemon Scarlet And Violet With the Pokémon Home app, you get special versions of the Paldea starters: Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatto. While you may already have all three by trading bred Pokemon with your friends, these special starters are variants that are a little harder to come by in normal gameplay.
Pokémon Home is a mobile app that lets you save your mons to the cloud, which is handy if you play differently Pokemon Games, or if you’re simply running out of local box storage. The app can also receive transfers from pokemon go, which vastly expands your ability to obtain rare creatures. However, you still need to manually connect your Nintendo Switch games to the service. If you choose to go with Scarlet fever or Violetyou will be rewarded with a set of Paldea Hidden Ability Starters.
Pokemon with hidden abilities have traditionally been harder to come by than those found by simply running through the tall grass. You had to connect to an online service, conquer them in a certain area or participate in battles with special rules. Scarlet fever And Violet It’s no different, as most Pokemon with hidden abilities appear in Tera Raid battles. You can get an item called ability patch to turn your Pokemon’s ability into its Hidden Ability, but they also only drop during Tera Raids. While it’s not impossible to get these Pokémon in normal gameplay, the process can still be tedious.
And you know what, that’s fine. I’ve always felt a strong FOMO feeling when exclusive Pokemon were given out at limited-time events, especially when they were region-bound. It’s nice that these starters are a nice accessory and not a Pokédex necessity. And the app is free, so you don’t have to spend a lot of money on these Pokemon.
These starters will be available on May 23rd or 24, depending on your region.