The first of the ninth generation of Pokémon games, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet mark a drastic change in the standard formula. Taking place in the Paldea Region, Scarlet and Violet follow a student Pokémon trainer as he or she embarks upon a new Pokémon-collecting adventure, collecting gym badges while facing off against the flamboyant Team Star. It all sounds pretty familiar... at least until you get out into the field, and realize you can walk in just about any direction you like, right off the bat. Have fun!

Unlike previous Pokémon titles Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are open-world games, and you can (to an extent) complete them in any order you like. This guide will provide some recommendations on where to go based on your current level and team setup.

Important note! There are so many items scattered throughout Scarlet and Violet that these guides will only cover the items of unusual worth or interest, such as TMs, items sold for large amounts of money, held items besides Berries, and so forth. Potions, most Poké Balls, status-restoring items, and other items that are found virtually everywhere won't make the cut.

Guide on indefinite hold. There's too much competition out there and not enough demand for me to go much further than this.


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