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How to Catch a Second Koraidon/Miraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Two for the price of one.
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One of the usual factors that constitute a Legendary Pokemon is being extremely rare. There is only one of most Legendary Pokemon in existence, inter-game trading notwithstanding. However, in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, your version’s mascot Legendary is actually one of a pair, and you can catch both. Here’s how to catch a second Koraidon or Miraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Catch a Second Koraidon/Miraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you recall, when you made it down to the Zero Lab at the bottom of Area Zero, another Koraidon (in Scarlet) or Miraidon (in Violet) attacked yours before entering the lab proper. It was then used again by the final boss, and you had to fight it off using your Koraidon/Miraidon in its combat form. After you beat the game, you get the ability to freely shift your Koraidon/Miraidon between its riding and combat forms and use it to fight. What happened to the other one, though?

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As it turns out, it’s still hanging out in Area Zero, waiting for you to give it a proper rematch. If you return to Area Zero after starting the post-game, you can ride around on Koraidon/Miraidon, which makes traversal much easier. Using your mount, jump all the way down to the bottom of the crater, where the Zero Lab is. If you climb up the lab structure and jump around to the backside, you should see a large stone slope, at the top of which you’ll find the Koraidon or Miraidon you fought.

Battling Koraidon/Miraidon

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Here’s what you need to know about Koraidon and Miraidon’s types and moves:

  • Koraidon (Fighting/Dragon)
    • Giga Impact (Normal)
    • Bulk Up (Fighting)
    • Taunt (Dark)
    • Flamethrower (Fire)
  • Miraidon (Electric/Dragon)
    • Hyper Beam (Normal)
    • Charge (Electric)
    • Taunt (Dark)
    • Power Gem (Rock)

If you can’t be bothered to actually fight these Pokemon, you can just catch them with the Master Ball that Director Clavell gave you. If you’d rather save it, though, try to wear them down carefully with moves they’re weak against: Ground, Ice, Dragon, and Fairy for Miraidon, and Flying, Psychic, Ice, Dragon, and Fairy for Koraidon. Consider using a Ghost-type Pokemon like Skeledirge for this encounter, as Ghost-types can’t be harmed by Normal-type moves like Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

You should have a big stack of Ultra Balls ready to chuck at them, but in addition to that, bring a bunch of Dusk Balls and Timer Balls. Since the crater is in a cave, you’ll get a catch bonus when using Dusk Balls, and Timer Balls are more effective if the fight drags on.

With any luck, you’ll catch the other Legendary, allowing you to use them in your party. This way, you can keep using your original Legendary for riding purposes while also having another on standby. You can also use both in your party at the same time if you’re into that.

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