How to reset Pokémon spawns in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet – Radar Trick

The process is kind of like real-life searching!

If you’re hunting for a certain Pokémon around the area, you may be curious about how to get them to spawn. This guide will teach you how to reset Pokémon Scarlet & Violet spawns and navigate maps using your Pokéradar.

Is the Radar accurate in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

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The Pokéradar is only accurate in terms of the Pokémon's general area. The Radar never indicates the exact location of the Pokémon you’re looking for. Plus, you need to Zoom the map to get an “accurate” reading. Open your map with Y and tilt the R stick forward.

For example, observe how Tadbulb’s icon is on the river while Dunsparce’s is on land. This means that while both are nearby, you will only find Tadbulb on the water or very close to it.

Of course, just because the map says that x Pokémon is nearby doesn’t mean you’ll see it spawn immediately. There are a ton of rare Pokémon in the game, like Dreepy and Rotom, where you’ll need a couple of spawn resets before they appear. Some Pokémon, like Slakoth and Applin, are even found in unique areas like trees.

Related: What does Hyper Training do for you in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Check your Pokédex’s habitat information to find out where you can find these Pokémon. This will help you gain a more accurate reading of where to find them.

How to reset Pokémon spawns in Scarlet & Violet

Resetting spawns is easy. Just walk away from a location until you see the Pokémon disappear, then run back to it. In essence, literally just walk around in circles and the Pokémon will disappear and spawn a new one every time you pass by. The Pokémon species that spawn will not always be the same as the last one.

How to find rare Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

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Rare Pokémon will be rare Pokémon. The only way you’re going to be able to increase your sighting odds is if you eat sandwiches that raise the encounter power of a certain Pokémon type.

Plus, there are Pokémon that may be rare in early-game areas but are everywhere in higher-level terrain. The best example of this is Dreepy who you rarely see in Levincia but is a very common encounter in Area Zero.

For more help with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, take a look at How to force Mass Breakouts in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and How to find Spiritomb in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.

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