Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Complete raid, evolution, and competitive guide


POKÉMON Scarlet and Violet are the biggest Pokémon games yet, with regular updates coming for players.

Whether you’re interested in building your Pokédex via tera raids, or building teams for competitive, updates keep the game fresh.

Paradox Pokémon are new to the series.

With consistent updates it can be hard to keep current with what’s going on.

Here’s all the tips you’ll ever need for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokémon lists and rankings

Whether you’re looking for the best teams to use, or which are the best Pokémon from the latest generation, we have you covered.

We’ve spent time collecting information on each Pokémon and balancing how to best use them.

If you just want to know more about the series, we also have the strange background on your favourite ‘mons.

Here are the best and worst Pokémon ranked in different categories.

  • All Starters ranked
  • All Legendaries ranked
  • All Hisuian Pokémon ranked
  • Top ten Dragon-type Pokemon
  • Treasures of Ruin ranked
  • All Pokémon available in Scarlet & Violet
  • Best Scarlet & Violet Pokémon of each type
  • Worst Paldean Pokémon
  • Best Paldean Pokémon
  • Animals named after Pokémon
  • Pokémon based on animals
  • Pokémon based on demons

How to evolve new Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

Farigiraf is a new interesting evolution.

Some of the best Pokémon in the games have the strangest methods of evolution.

If you’re looking to add one of these to your team, then you’ll need to find out what to do.

Here’s everything you need to know about Pokémon SV’s strangest evolutions.

  • How to evolve Dudunsparce
  • How to evolve Farigiraf
  • How to evolve Annihilape
  • How to evolve Armarouge & Ceruledge
  • How to evolve Kingambit
  • How to evolve Palafin

Pokémon SV main story tips

Larry is a fan-favourite gym leader.

Scarlet and Violet are the first Pokémon games to feature a fully open world, which can mean it’s difficult to figure out what to do next.

If you need to know where to go next, check out our guides, or pick up some new items via Mystery Gift codes.

  • All gyms in order
  • All Team Star bases in order
  • All Titan Pokémon in order
  • Pokémon Mystery Gift codes

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet competitive

The Treasures of Ruin are some of competitive strongest ‘mons.

With Scarlet and Violet competitive is more popular than ever, and the most popular Pokémon are changing all the time.

If you see Pokémon and you don’t know why they’re popular, we have all the information for you.

We’ll also teach you how you can build Pokémon so you can use them yourself on competitive teams.

Here’s everything you need to know about Pokémon SV competitive.

  • How to catch Shiny Pokémon
  • How to breed and hatch Pokémon
  • How to use Dondozo and Tatsugiri
  • How to use Baxcalibur
  • How to use Tinkaton
  • How to use Murkrow
  • How to change Rotom’s form
  • Funniest competitive teams

Pokémon tera raid guides

Tera-raids are some of players favourite parts.

Tera raids are new to Pokémon SV, and can help you bag Pokémon otherwise not in the game.

However, the limited-time raids are some of the game’s most difficult and you will often need to know which ‘mons to bring.

We have all the latest seven-star raids and the best counters to use for each one.

Here’s what you need to know about Pokémon SVs tera-raids.

  • How to build attacking Pokémon for raids
  • How to build support Pokémon for raids
  • Best Pokémon for Tera raids
  • Charizard raid guide
  • Cinderace raid guide
  • Greninja raid guide
  • Pikachu raid guide
  • Decidueye raid guide
  • Samurott raid guide

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.