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How to Get Bacon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

It's bacon mania all over again.
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For those of you who weren’t around at the time, back in the early-to-mid 2000s, everyone went really crazy for bacon for some reason. People were wrapping bacon around anything and everything and sprinkling bacon bits on whatever it couldn’t be wrapped around. I have no idea why, but bacon is good, especially for Pokemon. Here’s how to get bacon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Get Bacon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Bacon is one of the various ingredients you can source in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for the purpose of building sandwiches at a picnic. A tasty sandwich will confer Meal Powers, which boost your Pokemons’ stats and provide all sorts of bonuses. Bacon in particular has a middling salty and bitter rating, plus slight hints of sweet and sour. This flavor is appreciated primarily by Rock-type Pokemon, and provides boosts to encounter and catch rates, though it does reduce the rewards you get from Tera Raids somewhat.

Related: All Meal Power Effects in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Bacon strips can be purchased for 150 dollars a pop at deli stands in these Paldean cities:

  • Artazon
  • Cascarrafa
  • Cortondo
  • Levincia
  • Medali
  • Mesagoza
  • Montenevera
  • Porto Marinada

What Recipes Use Bacon?

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The following sandwich recipes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet require bacon as an ingredient:

  • All Legendary Sandwiches
  • BLT (Great/Ultra/Master) Sandwich
  • Curry-and-Noodle (Great/Ultra/Master) Sandwich

If you’d like to take a trip back to the 2000s, you can shirk the recipes and just use bacon to make your own sandwich in free creation mode. Given their properties, bacon-based sandwiches are good for day-to-day Pokemon hunting in the wild, as they increase the rate of rare encounters and ensure they stay in their Poke Balls when caught.

The great bacon obsession of the 2000s may remain an eternal mystery, but at least we got some pretty good internet memes out of it. And really, can you ask for much more?

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