Auto Battles are one of the fun new features added to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. They allow your party to get passive EXP while you sit back and relax. However, the mechanics behind it may be a bit confusing for both new Pokemon fans and seasoned vets alike. Detailed below will be a guide on how to do Auto Battles in Pokemon Scarlet. Let’s get into it.
How to Auto Battle in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
As stated above, the Auto Battle mechanics might be a bit confusing to new players. First, to allow your Pokemon to begin auto-battling, you must send them out into the world. This can be done by pressing “R”.
Keep in mind, this will summon the Pokemon at the top of your Party.
If you want your Pokemon to Auto Battle, you need to summon them in areas with wild Pokemon wandering around. As soon as you send your Pokemon out, it will start running towards wild Pokemon if close enough.
If you are close enough, your Pokemon will start a battle with the wild Pokemon. However, the battle mechanics are quite different.
Auto Battle Mechanics in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Instead of having a lengthy battle, Auto Battles provide super quick battles that are determined by the strength of the two Pokemon. If the wild Pokemon is too strong, your Pokemon will lose too much health and be forced to retreat.
Likewise, if your Pokemon is stronger, the Auto Battle will be won quickly. Winning Auto Battles grants a small amount of EXP along with TM Crafting items, which makes them a great way to farm TMs.
Make sure to keep your lead Pokemon healed so it can continue to Auto Battle to its heart’s content.