How to Catch Water Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

If you want to know how to catch Water Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, well, we’ve got you covered. You need to unlock a specific ability that will allow your mount to go across water. That’s the only way to come close enough to the Pokemon swimming around. The game won’t just hand it to you, though; you’ll have to work for it. So, here’s what you need to do.

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how to catch water pokemon in scarlet and violet
How to Catch Water Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

How to Catch Water Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

To catch Water Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (aka the Pokemon who are in the water), you first need to get the ability that allows you to move across water. That is one of the upgrades for your vehicle, aka Koraidon. Now, Koraidon gets new abilities as you defeat the Titans in the Path of Legends quest. You get this from Arven in the cafeteria of Naranja Academy in Mesagoza, the first town you will visit. He’s the guy with the big, yellow backpack. Accepting his quest will mark five different bosses that you have to defeat. As far as we can tell, it doesn’t matter which one you defeat; the Koraidon upgrades unlock in the same order.

So, as we’ve established, in order to catch Pokemon in the water in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Koraidon needs the ability to swim. We got that from the second Titan we defeated. The first one was Dash, which we got from the Rock Titan. Then, we beat Bombirdier, the Open Sky Titan. It’s in the West Province (Area One), near the place where the river makes a circle. The bird is on top of a mountain. In order to get up there, you’ll have to dodge rolling rocks. Again, I don’t think it matters which Titans you bring down; I think you just get the water-traversing upgrade from the second Titan, whichever one it is. Just in case, here’s where you can fight Bombirdier.

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