Can you breed Paradox Pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Paradox Pokémon don't like Ditto.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have a unique theme of past and present, and a part of this is Paradox Pokémon. These are special variant Pokémon that have designs based on other Pokémon. With their rarity and power, you may wonder if you can breed Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Can Paradox Pokemon be bred in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Unfortunately, you cannot breed Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Unlike most Pokémon, these Pokémon cannot be bred and have eggs. This means you will need to get multiple Paradox Pokémon through other means. Catching additional Paradox Pokémon will increase your odds of getting Booster Energy.

Related: Are Paradox Pokémon shiny locked in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Each Paradox Pokémon you catch has a five percent chance of holding Booster Energy. This held item will activate some Paradox Pokémon's ability, such as Scream Tail's Protosynthesis or Iron Moth's Quark Drive. These abilities increase the Pokémon's highest stat, which can be incredibly powerful.

The good news is that you can catch multiple Paradox Pokémon in a single playthrough and trade for them. Trade codes will allow you to complete your Pokédex and get the version exclusive Paradox Pokémon.

For more information on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, check out How to get Iron Treads in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and How to beat Paradox Donphan the Quaking Earth Titan in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet on Pro Game Guides.

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