How To Catch Espathra In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Espathra is a ostrich looking Pokemon in SV that belongs to the Pyschic family. You can evolve it from a Flittle or catch it.

Espathra, a vibrant ostrich-lookalike Pokemon, is one of the new 9th-gen additions to the Pokedex with the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. If you are interested in catching an Espathra for your dex in Pokemon SV, allow us to explain its location.

Espathra location in Pokemon SV

There are essentially two ways to catch an Espartha in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and we will cover them both.

Evolving a Flittle

Espathra is actually the evolved form of another pokemon, Flittle. If you are looking to add an Espathra to add to your party, the easiest method is to find a Flittle and then evolve it into Espathra.

Being a base form, Flittle is a lot easier to find than Espathra and roams the mountainous areas of Paldea.

After catching the Flittle, simply use it in combat to gain EXP and level it up. Once Flittle reaches level 35, it will automatically evolve into Espathra.

Find Espathra in the wild

The second and slightly challenging way is to search around and find an Espathra in the wild to catch it. Being from Desert/Mountainous areas, it makes sense that you should be able to find an Espathra in the Asado Desert.

Simply go northeast from Cascarrafa City and roam the southern part of the desert and you should run into an Espathra.

Additionally, you can spot this Pokemon at the following places in Pokemon SV. 

  • Glaseado Mountain 
  • South Province (Area Six) 
  • North Province (Area One) 
  • North Province (Area Two) 
  • Area Zero 

How to catch an Espathra

If you’re taking the latter strategy, then you must sneak up on the Espathra and throw a Pokeball at it. There is a very small chance you can catch it on the first try. In most situations, you won’t be able to do so and will need to fight it.

Attack it and weaken it right to the point it is about to be knocked out, and then throw a Pokeball at it again. You should be able to catch it now. Use Ghost, Dark, or Bug Pokemon against it as it is weak to them.

Espathra Stats and Abilities 

Lastly, let us look at Epathra’s stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

  • HP: 95
  • Attack: 60
  • Def: 60
  • Sp. Attack: 101
  • Sp. Def: 60
  • Speed: 105
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