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Best Pokémon-catching build in Scarlet and Violet

How to catch 'em all.

One of the struggles in Pokémon is completing your Pokédex. With over 400 Pokémon to collect, you’ll undoubtedly run into some bumps along the way. Many of these bumps include failed catch attempts, and one of the most common problems, knocking out the wild Pokémon. In this guide, we created what we believe to be the best Pokémon-catching build in Scarlet and Violet, complete with the moveset needed to raise the chances of a successful capture.

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The best Pokémon-catching build in Scarlet and Violet

Best Pokemon Catching Team In Scarlet And Violet

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A Pokémon’s status can highly affect its catch rate. From lowering its HP to 1 to inflicting it with paralysis or sleep, you’ll increase your chances of catching the Pokémon with one ball. In this team, we provided three of the best Pokémon you can bring along with you to increase the chances of catching a wild one. You’ll never have to worry about that Bronzor escaping your clutches. This team is also perfect if you’re doing shiny hunts. You can also better your odds for a Dragon type by making a Dragon Shiny Sandwich.

Pokémon

Moves

Breloom

False Swipe

Substitute

Spore

Stun Spore

Gallade

Thunder Wave

Hypnosis

False Swipe

Masquerain

Soak

Breloom

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Breloom will be your best leader for your Pokémon-catching build in Scarlet and Violet. False Swipe allows you to hit a Pokémon without knocking its HP to zero. Spore puts the wild Pokémon to sleep, and Stun Spore inflicts paralysis. Breloom can also tank a few hits from wild Pokémon, especially if you’re trying to farm high-level Pokémon.

Gallade

Gallade Best Pokemon Catching Build In Scarlet And Violet

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Gallade is an evolution from the male Ralts, a strong core Pokémon. Gallade can learn a plethora of moves, hence we chose it for the team. Make sure to learn Thunder Wave using a TM, which allows Gallade to paralyze the opponent. Hypnosis then allows Gallade to put opponents to sleep, making Pokémon easier to catch. As for the other move, you can freely learn any move to your liking, but only use it when necessary. Additionally, if you’re dealing with a Pokémon that inflicts status ailments, try getting a Covert Cloak.

Masquerain

Masquerain Best Pokemon Catching Build In Scarlet And Violet

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Masquerain is on our best Pokémon-catching build in Scarlet and Violet for one reason: its ability called Soak. Soak turns any Pokémon into a water-type Pokémon. Since grass Pokémon can not be afflicted with Spore, you can swap out to Masquerain, change the opponent’s type to water, and use Spore to put them to sleep. Masquerain’s ability is called Intimidate, lessening the attack of the wild Pokémon, which decreases the chance of getting one hit. Overall, Masquerain is a good anchor Pokémon for this team.

Other Pokémon you can use for our best Scarlet and Violet build

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We purposely left the team open for three more Pokémon so you can bring any Pokémon you want to level up while filling up your Pokédex. You can further optimize leveling Pokémon by removing Gallade and leaving Masquerain and Breloom. We do not recommend removing Gallade to increase the variety of your Pokémon types. Your Breloom needs a backup in case it gets one-shot by a strong fire Pokémon.

Acquiring this team will surely take you up until the mid-game. However, it is worth it as you’ll raise the odds of catching a Pokémon. This team is our best Pokémon-catching build in Scarlet and Violet. Give it a shot, and good luck.


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