Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: How to catch a second Koraidon or Miraidon

Catch Second Miraidon Koraidon Pokémon Scarlet Violet

Those looking to complete the Pokédex in Scarlet and Violet will need to catch both of the cover legendaries. Even though only Koraidon or Miraidon is available in each game, you can catch a spare to trade with another player to obtain the other one. Here’s our guide on how to catch a second Koraidon or Miraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Note: For more information about the game, check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides and features hub.

How to catch a second Koraidon or Miraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Before you can even consider catching a second cover legendary, you need to complete the main story. That means finishing all three main questlines and the final story quest, ‘The Way Home.’ Doing so will allow you to explore Area Zero freely as well as claim a Master Ball from Director Clavell.

Once the main story is cleared you’ll want to enter Area Zero and teleport to Research Station No. 4. Follow the path around to the very bottom of this area and look around for a ramp made of rock. At the top of this ramp, you can encounter and catch a second Koraidon or Miraidon depending on if you own Pokémon Scarlet or Violet.

Timer Balls After Turn 10 Iron Bundle Pokémon Scarlet Violet

Timer Balls give the best odds of a successful catch after Turn 10. Screenshot by PC Invasion

Walk up to the cover legendary and interact with it to begin the encounter. From here, it’s just like catching any other Pokémon. Although be aware that Koraidon and Miraidon both have a catch rate of just 3, the lowest possible in Pokémon. To maximize your chance of catching them, it’s best to use Dusk Balls for the first 10 turns and then Timer Balls after 10 turns.

After you catch either Koraidon or Miraidon you’ll need to find someone to trade with who owns Pokémon Scarlet if you own Violet, and vice versa. Most players will only be willing to trade their spare cover legendary for an equivalent of the opposite version.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet can be purchased on the Nintendo Store.

Kurt Perry
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