How do picnics work in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Kick back and enjoy a Paldean picnic.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet offer a new region to explore, full of Pokémon, characters, and locations to encounter. However, a long journey like this can take its toll on you and your Pokémon. Fortunately, you can take a break with the new picnic system. This may leave you wondering how picnics work in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

What can you do at picnics in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet add a new feature called picnics, which seems to replace the camping aspect of Pokémon Sword and Shield. This activity is a nice way to kick back in your journey, allowing you to enjoy a variety of activities. Here is what you can do at picnics in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

  • Relax with your Pokémon.
  • Groom and clean your Pokémon.
  • Playing with your Pokémon.
  • Find Pokémon eggs.
  • Make sandwiches to share with your Pokémon.
  • Take pictures of your Pokémon.

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The more robust features of picnics in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet seem to let you take care of your Pokémon and even give them small bonuses. Grooming, cleaning, and playing with your Pokémon seems to be a good way to increase your Pokémons' affection and possibly raise their friendship level to evolve.

Making sandwiches is a great way to bond with your Pokémon, but it also gives them boosts to experience. Depending on your sandwich, you will also gain a bonus for catching certain types of Pokémon. Your Pokémon will likely have certain preferences for sandwiches, so be sure you make something delicious.

For more information on Pokémon, check out Meet Wiglett, the Diglett-like Garden Eel species coming to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and What are Titan Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? on Pro Game Guides.

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