How to Get Wiglett in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Wiggle your way over the beach to catch this Pokemon.

How to Get Wiglett Pokemon Scarlet and Violeto
(Credit: The Pokemon Company / Game Freak)

Wiglett was one of the first Pokemon revealed for Scarlet and Violet and it certainly caused a fuss. Some people adored the garden eel-inspired take on a classic Pokemon. Others abhorred its uncanny movements. But wherever you fall on the spectrum, you’ll likely still want to add it to your collection. Here’s how to get Wiglett in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Wiglett Location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

This white wiggler is a Water-type, and to that end, you can find it on most beaches, or anywhere near the water. But if you’re first starting your game, your best bet is to head towards the Poco Path Lighthouse. There, along the beach, you’re likely to see not just one Wiglett but multiple! Like the garden eels of Canary Islands, Wigletts enjoy being in groups.

Wiglett Habitat in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
You can find them on most beaches.
(Credit: The Pokemon Company / Game Freak)

But don’t let their abundance fool you. You can’t simply run in, Poke Balls flying. Wiglett are notoriously shy, and the moment they see you coming, they’ll dart under the sand, denying you a chance of getting one of your very own.

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Instead, crouch and approach your preferred Wiglett very cautiously. Then, when you’re at a good range, lob a Poke Ball at its head. Maybe its whole body is a head. Who knows? Either way, toss it, and good luck!

Can Wiglett Be Shiny in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Yes! If there’s a Mass Outbreak, it also might be worth trying to find a Shiny Wiglett, as it is orange and has a blue nose. It’s this little nose detail that makes it rather endearing compared to some more garish (or even dull) Shiny Pokemon.

But if you’re wanting to evolve Wiglett into the much more moray-eel-inspired Wugtrio, expect to level it up to level 26. Yep, the exact same level you’d need to evolve a Diglett into a Dugtrio.

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Daphne Fama

A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms