How To Catch Flittle(&Espathra) In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Flittle is a psychic type pokemon in SV that was added after Gen 9. It boasts respectible stats which makes it worth having.

Flittle is a new Pokemon added in Pokemon SV, which was unavailable before Generation 9. This Pokemon possesses Psychic abilities and evolves into Espathra at level 35. It’s a decent Pokemon to add to your collection based on its stats.

Below, we have explained where you can find Flittle in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Flittle location in Pokemon SV

Before you find Flittle, make sure you have a bug, ghost, or dark-type Pokemon in your arsenal since Flittle will use its Psychic powers as you approach it and is weak towards these types of Pokemon.

As you complete the tutorial and select a preferred Pokemon, head into the search for Flittle in the mountainous and desert regions of the map, as these are the best places to spawn a Psychic Pokemon.

Below, we have listed some of the best dessert and mountainous places to find this Pokemon in SV.

  • Asado Desert
  • West Province (Area Two)
  • West Province (Area Three)
  • South Province (Area Six)
  • South Province (Area Four)
  • South Province (Area Five)
  • Glaseado Mountain
  • Tagtree Thicket

The best and the earliest locations to come across in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are Area 2 of West Province and Area 4 location of South Province. These are arguably the best locations to find Flittle. So, once you have decided which location to visit, you will find Flittle running up and down the hill.


How to catch Flittle

As you approach it, it will expose itself to you, allowing you to catch it while it starts a battle.

Being a Psychic-type Pokemon, Flittle uses abilities such as Anticipation or Frisk and Speed Boost to damage its opponents. The best way to catch Flittle is to exploit its weaknesses, including Bug, Ghost, and Dark move types. So, bringing a Dark-type Pokemon to catch Flittle can be quite effective, as it will be immune to Psychic moves. 

Be careful while attacking this squishy Pokemon, as it can’t bear explosive damage and may be KO’d instantly. Using Dusk Balls or Quick Balls against Flittle or inflicting it with status conditions (Sleep, Paralysis, etc.) is the best way to win this Pokemon safely.  

Flittle Stats and Abilities in Pokemon SV

Below, we have given its stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: 

  • HP 30 
  • Attack 35    
  • Defense 30 
  • Special Attack 55 
  • Special Defense 30        
  • Speed 75 

On top of that, Flittle has a set of special abilities that make it stand out among its counterparts: 

  • Anticipation: When the Pokemon with the Anticipation ability enters the arena, its user gets warned if the opponent has a damaging move that is super effective against the Pokemon with Anticipation, a one-hit knockout move, or Explosion. 
  • Frisk: This ability allows the Pokemon to see what items the opponent has in its arsenal. This information comes through a message on the screen. 
  • Speed Boost (Hidden): Flittle can also utilize Speed Boost as its third hidden ability. It gradually boosts the Pokemon’s speed and gives it an edge over the enemy. 

Flittle Evolution into Espathra  

As Flittle levels up and reaches level 35, it evolves into Espathra, an Ostrich-like Pokemon with slightly different qualities than its predecessor. Espathra is an even more developed version of Flittle, which destroys its opponents with its Sp. Atk and speed, both of which are over 100. 

Espathra is the only Pokemon that can use Lumina Crash, a Psychic-type move that lowers the target’s Sp. Def and even affects its mind. Its Opportunist ability also enables it to raise the same stat stages as raised by the opponent.  

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