How to Run in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

These boots weren't made for walking.

In the wonderful world of Pokémon, there's no time for walking. There are new creatures to discover, powerful trainers to battle, and adventures on the horizon. Nobody wants to be stuck at a snail's pace as they explore the beautiful open world of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, especially since there's so much left to see. After you unlock running, you might wonder how to do it, but we explain how to run in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet below.

How do you Run in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

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To run, start walking and tilt the left joystick even further. This toggles between walking and running. Running helps you move across the open world more quickly, and since the game does not feature a stamina system, it is a highly efficient way of moving from one location to another. This mechanic is not accessible at the very beginning of the game.

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When should you avoid Running?

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If you are attempting to sneak up on an unsuspecting Pokémon, it is wise to avoid running by barely tilting the left joystick, as well as crouching with B. This will reduce the Pokémon's awareness and allow you to move closer without being spotted. To increase your stealth, try hiding in bushes and patches of foliage. If you do run past Pokémon, you are likely to be spotted, and therefore caught in combat.

For more Pokémon Scarlet & Violet guides, come check out All ‘Paradox’ Pokémon & typings in Scarlet and Violet here on Pro Game Guides.

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