Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: How to Get All Starters

While players can only choose one starter when beginning Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, it is possible to get all starters shortly after.

Specifically, players can get all three starters by trading with others.

Similar to previous games, players are called to choose one of the three available starters: Fuecoco, Quaxly, and Sprigatito.

However, these Pokemon do not appear in the wild, so there’s no direct way of obtaining them on your own.

If you’re trying to min-max your Fuecoco starter, consider checking out our guide on the best nature for Fuecoco and its evolutions Crocalor and Skeledirge.

In this guide, I will explain how to get all three starters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Get All Starters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The grass-type starter Sprigatito in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

The best way to get all starters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is by trading. The easiest way is by having a friend who chose a different starter.

Progress in the game until you beat the water gym and visit Porto Marinada. There you can find Ditto in the wild.

All you need to do is use your Ditto to breed your starter and have your friend do the same. Then, each of you will have an extra copy of your starter, which you can trade away.

The fire-type starter Fuecoco in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

As long as you have two friends with the game, you can get all three starters with ease.

Another way to get all three starters is mystery trading. With the game being out for a few weeks, many players are breeding and mystery-trading their starters.

Also, you can get some other cool Pokemon from mystery trades. The only setback is that this can take some time.

Alternative Way of Getting All Starters

The water-type starter Quaxly in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Thankfully, there is an alternative way to get all three starters that doesn’t require having another copy of the game or a friend to trade with.

However, before explaining how, it’s important to know this feature won’t be available until spring 2023.

The answer is the Pokemon Home feature, which will allow players to create three separate accounts on the same device. Then, progress the game on each account with a different starter, until you reach the first Pokemon Center and get the ability to trade.

From there, leave two of the three starters on the Pokemon Home storage system and retrieve them from your main profile. This way, you’ll have all three starters on the same profile.

Since this feature isn’t available yet, we’ll have a more in-depth guide to how it will work when it’s closer to release.


To sum up, that’s everything you need to know on how to get all starter Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.

All you need to do is use the trading system, either with a friend or an online stranger, send away a copy of your starter and get a different one.

Otherwise, you can always test your luck with the mystery trade system.

Which starter is your favorite in the game? Are you trying to get them all to complete the Pokedex? Let us know in the comments below.


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