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How To Get Vivillon Patterns In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Vivillon is in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but which of its patterns can you get in Paldea, and more importantly, how can you get them?
How To Get Vivillon Patterns In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
(Picture: Game Freak / The Pokémon Company)

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet launched with around 400 Pokémon, ranging in size, types, and evolutions, all calling Paldea their home. With many scattered across the region's provinces, some are relatively easy to find, and others require you to track them down extensively. Vivillon Patterns

Much like Eevee, Vivillon is quite a popular Pokémon due to the number of patterns or forms you can obtain. But is there a new design available in-game? This guide explores how to find a Vivillon and the steps taken to get its patterns in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

1st March 2024 Update: We've updated this guide to reflect that you can link Pokémon GO and Scarlet and Violet to encounter Gimmighoul, as forwarding Postcards can change the Vivillon patterns found on the Postcards. We'll endeavor to provide more updates once more reliable information is available.

How To Find A Vivillon In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

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Head out into the Paldean wild, hoping to encounter a wild Vivillon. (Picture: Game Freak / The Pokémon Company)

The Bug/Flying-type Pokémon is one of many Pokémon that can be located relatively early in Scarlet and Violet. However, Trainers seeking this Pokémon will first need to find Scatterbug and evolve it to Spewpa and then Vivillon.

Scatterbug can be found any time of the day, so you'll need to head out to the South Province (Area One) of the Paldea region. During the tutorial phase of the game's campaign, you'll meet an NPC, Nemona, who'll go through the steps on catching Pokémon in wild habitats.

You'll obtain a handful of Poké Balls during the quest, during which you'll head out to a tutorial area, where you'll find Scatterbugs spawning. Use the Poké Balls to catch the Pokémon crawling in the grass before adding it to your Pokédex.

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There are around 20 Vivillon patterns (or forms) across the Pokémon series. (Picture: The Pokémon Company)

Scatterbug is a common Pokémon in Southern Paldea, so you shouldn't have difficulty finding one. The Pokémon can evolve to Spewda and then Vivillon quite early, granted you level it up by fighting Trainers and wild Pokémon to acquire one of Vivillon's various patterns.

How To Get Vivillon Patterns In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

As mentioned, to obtain one of Vivillon's patterns in Scarlet and Violet, you'll need to catch Scatterbug and evolve it to Spewda and then Vivillon. Afterward, you'll be able to acquire one of its patterns, which for the game would be the Fancy Form Vivillon

As of writing, there are 20 known Vivillon patterns in the Pokémon series, with 18 available to find in Pokémon GO; each can be acquired depending on the location or region it evolved. Having evolved Scatterbug to Spewda and Vivillon in the Paldea region, your Pokédex will register the green-winged Fancy Form Vivillon.

Below is the complete list of Vivillon patterns that exist across multiple Pokémon games, predominately in Pokémon GO and their known regions/territories:

  • Archipelago: South Africa and The Caribbean
  • Continental: Argentina, Central Europe, Central Asia, and India
  • Elegant: Japan
  • Fancy: Catching and evolving Spewda in PokémonScarlet and Violet
  • Garden: Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom
  • Highplains: Eastern Europe and the Western United States
  • Icy Snow: Greenland, Northern Canada, and Northern Europe
  • Jungle: Central Africa, Colombia, Indonesia, and Northern South America
  • Marine: Chile, Eastern Europe, Greece, and Spain
  • Meadow: Central Europe
  • Modern: Southeastern United States
  • Monsoon: Southeastern United States
  • Ocean: Galapagos Islands, Hawaii, and Madagascar
  • Poké Ball: only made available for limited-time special events (currently not available in-game)
  • Polar: Alaska, Chile, Eastern Canada, Northeastern United States, Northern Europe, Southern Argentina, and Western Canada 
  • River: Egypt, North Africa, South Africa, and South Australia
  • Sandstorm: Middle East
  • Savannah: Brazil and North Australia
  • Sun: Madagascar and Mexico
  • Tundra: Iceland, Northern Japan, Southern Norway, and Sweden

Unfortunately, this is the only form made available for Scarlet and Violet, as it won't be able to evolve into other forms in-game. The only other game where you can get every Vivillon pattern is Pokémon GO; however, there's a catch to it.

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These are the Vivillon patterns you can find around the world. (Picture: Niantic / The Pokémon Company)

Each Vivillon pattern can be acquired by traveling to other real-world locations or regions in Pokémon GO by evolving Spewda. The only difference amongst all Vivillon patterns is its visual appearance, including varying colors and unique designs.

These visual designs are due to the Pokémon's habitats, which have a broad range of environmental conditions. According to the notable Pokémon database, Bulbapedia, the available Vivillon patterns can be acquired by visiting one or all of its locations and regions they've detailed in Pokémon GO.

It appears that all Spewda caught will evolve to the Fancy Form Vivillon exclusively for Scarlet and Violet, regardless of your geographic location. However, with linking capabilities arriving in 2023 for Scarlet and Violet and Pokémon GO, there may be a workaround for Trainers to acquire all Vivillon patterns in Scarlet and Violet.

We would like to thank the YouTube channel PerfectParadox for the complete tutorial on getting Vivillon patterns in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Please consider subscribing to the channel for more content.