Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Where to Find Flutter Mane (All Locations)

Flutter Mane is the Paradox form of Misdreavus and is a Pokemon found exclusively in Pokemon Scarlet.

To catch it, players must find it roaming in the wild, weaken it, and use their valuable Pokeballs. Since it is found in caves, I highly recommend stocking up on Dusk Balls.

Keep in mind that Flutter Mane is an end-game Pokemon. There are certain requirements that players will need to fulfill before getting it and one of them is completing the game.

In this guide, I will explain where to find Flutter Mane in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and showcase the best build for this Pokemon including nature, moveset, and held item.

Where to Find Flutter Mane in Pokemon Scarlet

Flutter Mane is a Pokemon Scarlet exclusive, which means it cannot be found on Pokemon Violet. Also, it’s an end-game Pokemon, so players will need to complete the game and see the credits before being able to find it.

To find it, travel to Area Zero and choose Research Station No. 3. Within this area, there are many caves where Flutter Mane spawns. Any cave in Research Station No. 3 can spawn Flutter Mane.

Cave in Area Zero in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Keep in mind that it has a fairly low spawn rate, so you might need to explore multiple caves or check the whole area multiple times before being able to find one.

While it has many spawn locations, I’ve had the most luck in a specific cave. After teleporting, turn sharply right (180°) and you’ll see a cave entrance. Inside that cave, you can find Flutter Mane roaming around.

Where to Find Flutter Mane in Pokemon Violet

Exploring Area Zero in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

If you’ve chosen Pokemon Violet and are hoping to get your hands on a Flutter Mane, there is a way. Since it can’t be found roaming in the wild in Area Zero, and it can’t be fought in 6-star raids either, the only way of getting it is via trading.

Either have a friend who has Pokemon Scarlet and is willing to trade one, or use the in-game trade system and request a Flutter Mane. To increase your chances of getting one, consider trading it for a Pokemon Violet exclusive, like Ceruledge.

Best Build for Flutter Mane

How to find Flutter Mane in the wild in Pokemon Scarlet.

Now that you’ve got your hands on a Flutter Mane, it’s time to optimize it for combat. With the right build, it is considered one of the 10 strongest Pokemon in the game.

First, the best nature for Flutter Mane is either Modest (+Special Attack, -Attack) or Timid (+Speed, -Attack). This is because it focuses on the stats of Special Attack and Speed.

Second, this is the best moveset for Flutter Mane.

  • Shadow Ball
  • Icy Wind
  • Moonblast
  • Psyshock

Shadow Ball and Moonblast deal significant damage due to STAB (Same Type Attack Bonus), while Icy Wind and Psyshock are situational to deal with tricky opponents.

Lastly, the best held item for Flutter Mane is the Focus Sash. Since its defensive stats are fairly weak, Focus Sash will prevent it from getting one-shotted.


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

Visit Research Station No. 3 in Pokemon Scarlet and explore the caves, and get it via trading in Pokemon Violet.

Also, now you’ve got an idea of how to build your newly-caught Flutter Mane in terms of nature, moveset, and held item.

What do you think about Flutter Mane in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Do you agree it’s one of the strongest Paradox Pokemon in the whole game? Let us know in the comments below.


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