Pokemon Obedience is a thing that every Pokemon Trainer in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has to pay close attention to. if you don’t, your Pokemon may end up not obeying your orders. Needless to say, this isn’t something that you’d want to happen. This can apply to both traded Pokemon not listening, as well as the ones you caught in the game yourselves. To make sure that this doesn’t happen to you, our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokemon Not Listening Explained guide is going to go over everything that you need to know about how to get your Pokemon to listen to you.
Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pokemon Not Listening Explained
This depends on a couple of things. First, on the level the Pokemon were at when you caught them. And secondly, on how many Gym Badges you have won in the game. Let’s explain both of these and how they function. Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet come in a variety of levels. So if you catch one that is higher than the level that you can currently handle, this Pokemon will refuse to listen to you. This is tied to the number of Gym Badges that you have. It goes as follows: 1 Gym Badge (Pokemon Level 25), 2 Gym Badges (Pokemon Level 30), 3 Gym Badges (Pokemon Level 35), 4 Gym Badges (Pokemon Level 40), 5 Gym Badges (Pokemon Level 45), 6 Gym Badges (Pokemon Level 50), 7 Gym Badges (Pokemon Level 55), 8 Gym Badges (regardless of Pokemon level).
So, as you can see, the more Gym Badges you have, the higher the level of the Pokemon that you catch and can get to listen to your commands. In case you are unsure of how many badges you have and which level Pokemon are going to obey you, you can check this on your Trainer Profile. On the other hand, if you caught a Pokemon at a low level and then leveled it up, it will always listen to you – regardless of how many badges you have. This means that if you caught a Pokemon at a low level – 7, for example, and then level it up during the course of the game to Level 55, it will listen to even if you haven’t won any Gym Badges yet.