Pokemon Indigo Disk How to Catch Starters

Pokemon Indigo Disk: How to Catch All Starters in Scarlet & Violet

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One of the best features in the newest Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC is finally being able to catch all starters from previous generations in a single game. All your favorites are here in The Indigo Disk, as long as you meet some requirements first!

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How to Find and Catch Starters in Pokemon Indigo Disk

You can start encountering Starter Pokemon by donating BP to the Terarium Club at the computer in the League’s Club Room. The computer will be unlocked after battling Carmine at the Central Area. Access is and search for the donations with the “Boost biodiversity in the X Biome!” descriptions.

BP is earned by completing Blueberry Quests (BBQs) all around the Terarium. Each donation costs 3,000 BP and you have to do it four times, requiring a total of 12,000 BP. Bringing all starters to the Terarium fields is one of the endgame goals in the DLC, so be ready to spend some good hours for that.

The new diversity brought to these biomes includes all of the Generations I through VIII’s starter Pokemon lines, and you can freely catch them to your delight. They’re rare spawns compared to others, but this is nothing that some eating some encounter-boosting sandwiches can’t handle. However, Paldea starters cannot be found here and the only way to them is still by trading or breeding.

All Starter Pokemon in Pokemon Indigo Disk Listed by Biome

You probably have a favorite starter you want to get ASAP, so here’s the list of which Starter will show up in each Biome. Go for the ones with your favorites first.

Savanna Biome

  • Charmander
  • Totodile
  • Snivy
  • Fennekin
  • Rowlet
  • Sobble

Coastal Biome

  • Bulbasaur
  • Chikorita
  • Mudkip
  • Turtwig
  • Froakie
  • Popplio
  • Grookey

Canyon Biome

  • Squirtle
  • Cyndaquil
  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Tepig
  • Litten

Polar Biome

  • Chimchar
  • Piplup
  • Oshawott
  • Chespin
  • Scorbunny

An unexpected number of Fire-types are found in Polar, for some reason. It is also the Biome with the least Starter diveristy, but it still guards some popular choices like Scorbunny or Chimcar. Pick your favorite order to start making your ideal Starter team. None of them are version-exclusives, so catch them at your leisure regardless of your game version!


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