Pokemon Indigo Disk: How to Unlock Flying With Koraidon and Miraidon (Scarlet & Violet)

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Indigo Disk screenshot of a player character flying atop Koraidon over Paldea
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During Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s main story, you’ll unlock abilities like dashing, climbing, and gliding, allowing you to travel around Paldea quickly. However, the Indigo Disk DLC introduces flight for your legendary ride Pokemon, making it even easier to enjoy the scenery; here’s how to fly in The Indigo Disk.

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How to Unlock Flying With Koraidon and Miraidon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk

You’ll first learn how to fly in Indigo Disk after meeting Amarys of the BB League’s Elite Four and taking on her Elite flying time trial. You’ll find her in the Canyon Biome’s Canyon Plaza around two to three hours after starting Indigo Disk’s story, so it’ll take some time to meet her initially.

Although the flight trial is mainly a tutorial, you’ll have a challenge to fulfill. During the trial, you must fly from one side of the area to the end, passing through Magnemite rings to add extra time to your countdown. It’s your standard Superman 64 fanfare.

After you get the hang of flying and beat Amarys’ flying time trial, it will become a regular minigame, allowing you to partake in the trial as many times as you like. Completing the trial multiple times will unlock harder difficulties and reward you with BP, making it an easy way to grind for BP when you’re tired of completing the same BBQs over and over again.

The flight trial is the first time you’ll officially experience Pokemon flight. However, you won’t unlock the ability to fly permanently at first. During this time, flying with Koraidon and Miraidon is temporary until you progress further in the story.

How to Unlock Flying Permanently in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Indigo Disk

After completing Indigo Disk’s main storyline, head to Classroom 3-2 and speak to Amarys. Here, she’ll thank you for everything you’ve done to help throughout the story before giving you an item to permanently unlock flight with your game version’s ride Pokemon. Your character will immediately feed this to Koraidon or Miraidon, giving you permanent flight for the rest of your Pokemon Scarlet or Violet playthrough.

How to Fly in The Indigo Disk

To fly in the Indigo Disk, you can activate it by pressing in the left stick on your joycons or controller while gliding. Pressing the left stick again lets you swap back to gliding. You can use this flight mechanic anywhere in Paldea, including other game regions in present and future DLCs.

Tip:

When you first begin to fly in The Indigo Disk, the default controls will be non-inverted, which may be jarring to many players used to standard flight controls. You can change this in the game’s settings by heading to Options, then scrolling down to the end of the page. “Controls while Flying” will be at the very bottom, allowing you to toggle between regular and inverted controls.

And that’s about all there is on how to fly in The Indigo Disk. Do you want to learn more about Pokemon S/V and various completion rewards? Check out what you get for completing the Indigo Disk Pokedex, or click the tag below to browse our growing content collection.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.