When can you run in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Gotta go fast to catch them all.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet feature a vast open world waiting to be explored. With a lot of ground to cover, you may be terrified at the thought of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's agonizingly slow walking pace. This may leave you wondering how to run in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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To unlock running run in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you must wait for the story to progress. Fortunately, this doesn't take long and will be within the first 30 minutes of the game. After you leave your home, you can run on the way to Nemona's home.

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Unlike previous games, you do not need running shoes or to press a button to do so; it is automatic. But if this isn't fast enough, you can unlock a sprint ability in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. But this will take a little more time and effort.

How to unlock sprinting in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

To unlock the sprint feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you must defeat the Stony Cliff Titan, Klawf, and the Rock-type crab Pokémon. This will unlock the ability to sprint for Koraidon/Miraidon, not the playable character. Since being the first Titan, it will likely be the first Titan you encounter, so it won't take too much time to get the sprint ability. Once you defeat Klawf and unlock sprint, press the left stick to start sprinting.

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