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How to Catch Tree Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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by Madison Benson
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet How to Catch Tree Pokemon

When you play Pokemon Scarlet or Violet for the first time and start learning about the world you live in, you’ll almost immediately encounter multiple Pokemon types. While some run around in the Overworld, others sit in trees, making them difficult to catch. Thankfully, it is possible, for there is a way to get these tree-dwelling creatures. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to catch Pokemon in trees in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Catch Tree Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Once you gain your first set of Pokeballs and start spotting various Pokemon in the sky or trees, you’ll have to press two joycon buttons. Your ZL button allows you to aim toward the Pokemon, while your ZR button throws the Pokeball. If successful, your “lead” Pokemon, or the one in the first party slot, will initiate a battle. Try to pick a Pokemon that counters the tree one!

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From here, the process is much like a regular ground battle. You’ll use your Pokemon to attack the opposing side, and if you’d like, you can catch the other Pokemon by pressing X and confirming with A. Succeeding at this will cause the tree Pokemon to join your party and allow you to use it in future battles.

While you won’t find Pokemon in every tree, it’s good to keep an eye out, especially early on when you don’t have a lot in your party. Picking some up in the first few areas until you find stronger Pokemon will help you out later. It’ll also help you fill your Pokedex since some Pokemon exclusively live in trees or fly around the map!

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out How to Evolve Igglybuff and What Does Cheugy Mean in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?