As you progress through Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you may find that your Pokemon aren’t strong enough to defeat every Team Star, Titan or Gym Leader. While you can raise their levels or equip items, sometimes more is needed. Thankfully, there are more options besides these, including buying and using Bottle Caps to improve individual Pokemon. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover where to get and use Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
Where to Get Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Bottle Caps are an exclusive item purchasable through the Delibird Presents exchange. Head to the Delibird Presents shop in Mesagoza, Cascarrafa, or Levincia and select General Goods to browse the store’s item selection. If you’ve defeated at least six gyms accessible through the Victory Road story route, you’ll find silver Bottle Caps for 20,000 Poke Dollars.
An alternative strategy for finding Bottle Caps is by completing Tera Raids. More specifically, you’ll want to focus on four-star raids or higher to get these as drops. However, your chances of finding these raids are low if you haven’t completed every gym.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet also have rarer, stronger Gold Bottle Caps you can acquire through Porto Marinada’s Auctions. While you’re not guaranteed to spot them, there’s a chance you’ll find a vendor selling this item when you visit. You can also find Gold Bottle Caps during the Academy Ace Tournament.
Related: All Delibird Presents Locations in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Where to Use Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Once you’ve gotten your hands on some Bottle Caps, head to Montenevera’s Pokemon Center and run directly north to find the Hyper Training NPC. The Hyper Trainer allows any level 50 or higher Pokemon to raise one of their IVs – HP, Attack, Defense, Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense and Speed. Using a Gold Bottle Cap will increase them all in one go.
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 Get Tadbulb and How to Use Mirror Herbs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.