Hyper Training used to be a function that’s locked until trainers get Champion status in past Pokémon games, but not in Scarlet & Violet. As long as you have Bottle Caps, you can speak to the man with a brown jacket in Montenevera and Hyper Train your Pokémon’s stats, so their “individual value” (IV) reaches the perfect number: 31. Here’s how to get Bottle Caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Where to find Bottle Caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Bottle Caps can be bought from Delibird Presents after defeating six gym leaders. They're worth ₽20,000 each. They can also be dropped as rewards after defeating a five-to-six-star Tera Raid. Bottle Caps can even be collected in the overworld, as they randomly spawn as those shiny things on the ground.
One Bottle Cap is needed to Hyper Train each stat, for a total of six per Pokémon that doesn’t have perfect IVs. You can also give the Montenevera NPC a Gold Bottle Cap, which Hyper Trains every stat in one go. Gold Bottle Caps can only be “bought” from the auction in Porto Marinada. The selection is always random, but it resets every real-life day.
Why Hyper Train your Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet?
Stats with perfect IVs grow into the highest possible value they can get for a Pokémon's species. You can treat it like a Pokémon having a perfect gene. A Pokémon with an Attack IV of 31 versus a Pokémon with an Attack IV of 17 will deal more damage even if they’re at the same level. IVs are determined at a Pokémon’s birth and are non-changeable except with Hyper Training.
For more help with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, take a look at How to get League Points in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Where to find an Ability Capsule in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.