How To Catch Koraidon In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet

Koraidon is one of the most OP Pokemon in Pokemon SV that you'll get early on but won't be able to battle with until the ending.

Koraidon is a dragon and fighting type Pokémon with legendary rarity in Pokemon SV. You get it in the beginning of the game but won’t be able to use it in battle until near the ending of the game. Once you do, you’ll find it’s worth the wait.

For reference, his Paldea Pokédex number is 399. For now, Koraidon’s evolution and egg type are not known but players will soon find out that rather he has an evolution or not.

In this guide, we will cover the method to get and catch Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Koraidon location in Pokemon SV

Koraidon is exclusive to Pokémon Violet. You will get Koraidon near the beginning stages of the game and can use him as a mount but won’t be able to battle with him. This Pokemon becomes available for battling against the final boss of the game.

Afterward, add it to your party and you can use it as any other Pokemon in the game. There is another Koraidon that you can catch in Area Zero after beating the game. Make your way to the very bottom of the Great Crater of Paldea and follow the path leading to a ledge. You’ll find it on top of it.

How to catch a Koraidon


Koraidon is a ridiculously overpowered Pokemon in SV, as you may know when facing it at the end. It is a Fighting and Dragon-type Pokemon and is weak to Ice, Flying, Psychic, Dragon, and Fairy types. So use them against it. This will be the ONLY other Koraidon in the game you can get. So save your game before you encounter it.

Paralysis and Sleep status ailments are effective against it and give you a better chance of catching it. Reduce its health to being knocked out but don’t KO it. And then throw your strongest Pokeball at it to catch it.

Koraidon stats and abilities 

The following are the base stats of Kraidon in Pokemon SV. 

HP: 100 

Attack: 135   

Defense: 115 

Special Attack: 85 

Special Defense: 100 

Speed: 135 

Koraidon possesses the following special ability, making it a formidable Pokémon in battles. 

  • Orichalcum Pulse: Using this ability, the Pokemon can summon harsh sunlight in battle upon entering the arena. This effect lasts five turns and boosts the user’s Attack stat by 30% as long as the said weather is there. 

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