If you have encountered a Wooper in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet already, you might have noticed that the color and type have changed.
This is because there is a different version of Wooper (Paldean Form) in this generation’s Pokemon. However, there is still a way to get the original Wooper in the game.
In this guide, we will show you how to get a Wooper in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, which is the non-Paldean form from Generation II.
What is a Wooper?
Wooper is a water/ground type Pokemon that was first introduced in Generation II. Enthusiasts know Wooper as a solid choice to level up as it evolves into Quagsire when it reaches level 20.
In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, a regional form of Wooper has been introduced as a Paldean Wooper, which is a poison/ground type Pokemon that evolves into Clodsire when it reaches level 20.
Wooper has decent HP, attack, and defense stats, which is a lot different from a Paldean Wooper.
The Paldean Wooper has amazing HP and great special defense stats but is terrible in the other aspects.
The biggest difference is the Pokemon types and their stats as they evolve. Paldean Wooper evolves into Clodsire, while the original Wooper evolves into Quagsire.
Where to Catch a Paldean Wooper
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet generously made the Paldean Wooper spawn in several locations and will easily be seen by its distinct brown color.
Paldean Wooper is available in the South Province Areas 1,4,5, and 6. (see picture for visual location).
Clodsire also spawns in the overworld in several areas like South Province Area 1 and 6. Glaseado Mountain, West Province Area 3, near bodies of water.
How to Get the Original Wooper
In the town of Cascarrafa, there is an NPC in the middle of the fountain, which is looking for someone to trade her Wooper for your Paldean Wooper.
The NPC is distinct as it has a yellow speech bubble beside the fountain. The NPC trade is the only way to get a Wooper in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet without online trade.
Wooper does not spawn in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, so the choices for the player are to either trade with the NPC or have a friend breed the Wooper they got from the NPC and give you the egg.
Players would highly consider getting a Wooper as its evolution Quagsire is a strong contender for any team style.
Once you have gotten Wooper, do not be surprised if it does not register in your Pokedex, as there is no Pokedex Entry for the Wooper.
What to Do Once You’ve Got a Wooper
If you want to level up your Wooper fast, you should try farming a lot of Tera raid battles to get experience boosting items. It’s likely that your Wooper will be quite low level at first, so you’ll need to find a good leveling method to help get it to a competitive level.
It’s also good to check the IVs of your Wooper. Individual Values can tell you a lot about your Pokemon and how it might perform, so it’s worth doing.