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Where to Find (& Catch) Skrelp in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

To catch the Poison-/Water-type Pokémon Skrelp in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Pokémon Trainers must comb the seas and oceans of the Paldea region. First introduced as the 690th known Pokémon species in Pokémon’s Generation VI games, Skrelp evolves into the powerful Poison-/Dragon-type Pokémon Dragalge at Level 48. Dual Water- and Poison-type Pokémon are exceedingly rare, with only a few Pokémon possessing this potent type combination. This allows them to resist and hit back hard against Grass-type Pokémon, whose moves do super-effective damage against almost all Water-type Pokémon.

While taking in the sights of the Paldea region in Scarlet and Violet, Trainers will find Paldea’s diverse biomes teeming with Pokémon, many of which are newly discovered and native to the region. To catch Skrelp and eventually add a powerful Dragon-/Poison-type Pokémon to their teams, Trainers will need to explore the seas surrounding Paldea. As an aquatic Pokémon, Skrelp can be found in all regions of the Paldean Sea, and Trainers can search north, south, east, and west to catch it for their Pokédexes.

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Before Trainers pack their teams with the best Pokémon and moves for catching Pokémon, it should be noted that Skrelp and its evolved form Dragalge are version-exclusive Pokémon found only in Pokémon Scarlet. As such, Pokémon Trainers playing Pokémon Violet will have to enlist the help of friends who can catch and trade this Pokémon between the games. Version-exclusive Pokémon found only in Pokémon Violet, such as Bagon, might make good trades, allowing Trainers to finish their Pokédexes.

According to the Youtube channel Techno Trainer, Pokémon Trainers in Pokémon Scarlet will need to have unlocked the Surf move, allowing them to travel over water and search for Skrelp. Skrelp can be found floating on the ocean’s surface, making spotting it in the wild easier compared to other hard-to-spot Pokémon such as Ditto. Skrelp also only appears during the day. Pokémon Scarlet has its own day-night cycle, unlike some previous games which used the console clock, so players should bear this in mind.

As a Poison-/Water-type Pokémon, Skrelp is weak to Electric-, Ground- and Psychic-type moves. Notably, the Poison-type prevents Grass-type moves from doing super-effective damage against Skrelp. However, Skrelp can learn some Poison-type moves which deal super-effective damage against Fairy and Grass-type Pokémon.

To catch it, however, players will generally want to avoid using Electric-, Ground-, or Psychic-type moves. Instead, the best practice for catching wild Pokémon is to chip away at its HP and use moves to inflict status effects, such as Paralyze or Sleep, to boost the chances of a successful catch. By doing this, players can add Skrelp and eventually Dragalge to their Pokédexes and add one of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s best Poison-type Pokémon to their teams.

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Source: Youtube/Techno Trainer

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