If you’ve been a Pokemon fan for a while, you’re bound to recognize Jigglypuff. This adorable Pokemon comes from the first generation of the franchise, and has steadily developed a cult following over the years. It’s arguably as iconic as Pikachu, Eevee, and the starter Pokemon.
Jigglypuff can be found in a number of different games throughout the Pokemon franchise, and Pokemon fans will be happy to know that it features in Pokemon Violet and Pokemon Scarlet.
It can be quite tricky to find Jigglypuff if you don’t know where to look, though, so I’ve put together this quick guide.
Here’s how to get Jigglypuff in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, looking at where you can catch one in the wild, how to evolve one from Igglybuff, and where to find the Paradox form, too.
Please note that this article refers to post-credits content in the last section.
Where to Catch Jigglypuff in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
The first place to search for wild Jigglypuffs in is the South Province. More specifically, you’ll need to visit Area Two in this province if you want to catch Jigglypuff.
Jigglypuff seems to prefer the Town biome, so I would recommend sticking near buildings wherever possible if you want to find one. I found one sat under a tree right next to a building, and there were a few others running around nearby.
There were also Igglybuffs, which are useful to catch as well, especially if you’re looking to get every Pokemon in the game for your Pokedex.
Jigglypuff can also spawn in Area Three of the West Province, too. Again, make sure you stick close to any buildings so that you can find Jigglypuff. The biome requirements are very useful to keep in mind when you’re trying to catch specific Pokemon.
It’s also possible to find Jigglypuff on the path to the Pokemon League. If you catch one using a Heal Ball, you’ll be able to change up your Pokemon party on the go and have your Jigglypuff on your team.
How to Evolve Igglybuff in Pokemon Violet & Scarlet
If you’d prefer to level up an Igglybuff instead of catching a wild Jigglypuff, that’s entirely possible too. Igglybuff evolves in quite a unique manner.
First, make sure you have an Igglybuff. They can spawn in Area Two of the South Province, and prefer the Town biome, like Jigglypuff. They’re quite tiny, so it can be tricky to spot them in tall grass or behind rocks.
You can also find an Igglybuff near the first Pokemon Center that you come across during the earlier stages of the game.
Once you have an Igglybuff, you’ll need to raise your Friendship level with it in order to evolve it into a Jigglypuff.
One of the best ways to raise your Friendship level with your Pokemon is to interact with them lots whenever you have a Picnic. You can throw a ball for them, wash them, and chat to them, as well as make sandwiches for your whole team.
You can also increase your bond with your Pokemon by supporting them during battle. Make sure that they aren’t fainting often, and keep them healthy and safe. Check on your Friendship level as you battle with your new Pokemon.
The Let’s Go mechanic is another great way to raise your Friendship level with your Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. This is where you have your Pokemon out of the Pokeball, running alongside you and exploring the world.
Once your Igglybuff reaches a high enough Friendship level, the evolution process will begin automatically. It doesn’t take too long, and will usually happen right after a Picnic.
Where to Find Paradox Jigglypuff in Pokemon Scarlet
The Paradox form of Jigglypuff is Scream Tail. It’s an incredibly unique form that is only accessible after hitting the end credits of the game, in the zone known as The Crater.
This is a Pokemon Scarlet exclusive, so if you’re playing through Violet, you will need to trade in order to add this Pokemon to your Pokedex.
Scream Tail is a very common Pokemon in The Crater, and can be found in almost any part of the Zero Point. It won’t take you long to come across one in the wild.
It looks vaguely similar to Jigglypuff, but has yellow features, fluffy pink hair, and a long, pink tail. Unlike the original Jigglypuff, which is a Normal/Fairy type Pokemon, Scream Tail is a Fairy/Psychic Pokemon.
What to Do After Catching Jigglypuff
Once you’ve added Jigglypuff to your team, you may want to research which Pokemon counter it so you can make your team even stronger. Jigglypuff is a Normal and Fairy type, which means that Fighting, Poison, and Steel Pokemon are worth looking into.
To give your Jigglypuff a unique edge in battle, look into changing Tera types. This is a great way to gain an upper hand over your opponents and balance out any weaknesses that a Pokemon has. The Tera system is arguably the best thing that Pokemon Scarlet & Violet introduced and it can completely change a match.