Looking to catch Paradox Pokémon? We can help you get them all.
Paradox Pokemon hunting is one fun sport you can do once the main story is completed. The developers saved these monsters for last to add a little extra challenge.
What are Paradox Pokémon?
Paradox Pokémon are a group of Pokémon found in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. They have two subgroups: Ancient and Future Paradox Pokémon. The majority of Pokémon in both groups have a base stat total of 570, just a few points shy of pseudo-legendary Pokémon.
Ancient Paradox Pokémon, found in Pokémon Scarlet, resembles the ancient relatives of contemporary Pokémon, whereas Future Paradox Pokémon, found in Pokémon Violet, resembles the futuristic relatives of contemporary Pokémon.
These unidentified creatures from the ancient past (Scarlet)/distant future (Violet) were brought into the present by the time machine built by Professor Sada (Scarlet)/Professor Turo (Violet).
Future Paradox Pokémon list
Miraidon was the first of the Paradox Pokémon to be brought into the present and it is related to the modern Pokémon, Cyclizar. There are 8 Future Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Violet including Miraidon. The Future Paradox Pokémon are:
- Iron Treads
- Iron Moth
- Iron Hands
- Iron Jugulis
- Iron Thorns
- Iron Bundle
- Iron Valiant
- Iron Serpent aka Miraidon
All Future Paradox Pokémon share the Quark Drive Ability, with the exception of Miraidon, which has a Hadron Engine. Their Ability also involves the effect of Electric Terrain in the battle.
Ancient Paradox Pokémon list
Koraidon was the first of the Ancient Paradox Pokémon to be brought into the present and it is also related to the modern Pokémon, Cyclizar. There are 8 Future Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet including Koraidon. The Ancient Paradox Pokémon are:
- Great Tusk
- Brute Bonnet
- Sandy Shocks
- Scream Tail
- Flutter Mane
- Slither Wing
- Roaring Moon
- Winged King aka Koraidon
All Ancient Paradox Pokémon share the Protosynthesis Ability, with the exception of Koraidon, which has Orichalcum Pulse. Their Ability also involves the effect of harsh sunlight in the battle.
Paradox Pokémon breeding
Paradox Pokémon are gender unknown Pokémon and they are incapable of breeding. In other words, you cannot breed Paradox Pokémon. You will have to hunt for them in the wild. Also, keep in mind they are incapable of evolution, even if their contemporary counterparts are.
How to get Paradox Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet
Paradox Pokémon are kept locked away in Area Zero, the Great Crater located in the centre of the Paldea region. To access Area Zero, you must have to complete the game and clear all three story paths.
Once you have completed the game, go to the Great Crater and access the teleporter inside the main Area Zero door to travel to the four Research Stations around Area Zero. You will find the Paradox Pokémon you're looking for around the four Research Stations.
Ancient Paradox Pokémon locations
- Great Tusk - Frequently found in the Research Station 4 cave.
- Brute Bonnet - Frequently found throughout all of Area Zero.
- Sandy Shocks - Rarely found near Research Station 1 on higher elevation cliffs and ledges.
- Scream Tail - Frequently found throughout all of Area Zero.
- Flutter Mane - Frequently found in the Research Station 4 cave.
- Slither Wing - Frequently found near Research Stations 1 & 2.
- Roaring Moon - Only found in the hidden cave between Research Stations 2 & 3.
Future Paradox Pokémon locations
- Iron Treads - Commonly found inside the Research Station 4 cave.
- Iron Moth - Usually found near Research Station 1.
- Iron Hands - Commonly found near cliffs around Research Stations 1, 2, and 3.
- Iron Jugulis - Usually found in caves, particularly in Research Station 4 and the Hidden Cave near Research Station 3.
- Iron Thorns - Commonly found near cliffs around Research Stations 1, 2, and 3.
- Iron Bundle - Commonly found in all zones in Area Zero, including the grassy fields and inside caves.
- Iron Valiant - Only found in the hidden cave between Research Stations 2 & 3.
Roaring Moon (Scarlet) and Iron Valiant (Violet) have a base stat total of 590, making them the most powerful and sought-after Pokémon of all. Because of this fact, they are hard to catch. Your best bet is to make a sandwich that boosts the appearance of the Pokémon you are looking for.
Also, you can catch the other-version-exclusive Pokémon by co-oping with someone who has the other version of the Pokémon game. But keep in mind that for the other-version Pokémon to spawn, that person has to be nearby. In case you can't see co-op partners in Area Zero, we have some tips in the link.
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