Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are new forms given to old, fan-favorite Pokémon from the previous Generations. Donphan is one such Pokémon that received Paradox forms in Pokemon SV: Iron Treads and Great Tusk.
Great Tusk and Iron Treads are exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet, respectively.
The following guide will focus on the Ground Steel Pokémon, Iron Treads, how to catch it, and its spawn locations inside Pokémon Violet.
Iron Treads location in Pokemon SV
Iron Treads belong to the Undiscovered Egg group, meaning they cannot be bred to produce eggs, so the only way to get Iron Treads is to capture them from the wild.
It will spawn in The Great Crater of Paldea, also known as Area Zero on the map. Look inside the caves here, as they are known to spawn points.
Another place where you may encounter Iron Treads is the Research Station 4 cave.
Catching Iron Treads
To catch an Iron Tread in Pokemon SV, sneak up behind while remaining obscured. You want the element of surprise on your side. Target it with your Pokeball and throw at it as you get in range. A battle will begin where Iron Treads will resist, but you need to bring its health down close to being knocked out.
Status effects like paralysis and sleep also help. Once you get to that point, throw a Pokeball at it and catch it.
Iron Treads Type, Abilities, and Weakness
Iron Tread is a ground and steel type Pokemon with Quark Drive ability, enhancing the highest stat. If the stat is Attack, Defense, Special Attack, or Special Defense, it is enhanced 30%; if it’s Speed, the stat is boosted 50%.
Iron Treads possesses the following weaknesses:
Iron Treads Stats
Let’s look at the base stats of Iron Treads
- HP: 90
- Attack: 112
- Defense: 120
- Special Attack: 72
- Special Defense: 70
- Speed: 106