How to Use Koraidon in Battles in Pokemon Scarlet

As you may know already, Koraidon is an exclusive legendary Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet.

The whole story of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet sort of revolves around the legendary Pokemon as well.

Once you have Koraidon, you might be curious as to why it isn’t available for battles. Will you be able to use Koraidon in battle?

The answer is yes, but it will take a long time. So, spoilers are ahead, but here is how to use Koraidon in Battles in Pokemon Scarlet.

When Do You Get Koraidon?

You will actually get Koraidon pretty early in the game. After finishing the first story through the academy, you will find Koraidon injured on the shore and end up giving the legendary Pokemon a sandwich.

Progress through the story, and it will eventually follow you. At the start, you can use Koraidon as a mount to move around faster in the Paldea region.

Technically, you already have Koraidon at this point. Finish through the Path of Legends (fighting the five titans), and you will get Koraidon’s full power.

Each titan gives Koraidon the ability to surf on water, climb on walls, glide in the air, jump higher, and move even faster.

After beating all titans, Koraidon will get all his power back, but it will still not fight for you.

How to Get Koraidon to Fight for You

There will be a lot of spoilers at this point because you won’t be able to get Koraidon’s battle form until the end. However, there is still one part of the story you can use it on.

As you may know, the main story has three paths – Victory Road, Path of Legends, and Starfall Team

The Victory Road is all about getting all the gym badges to face the Elite Four and become a champion.

Path of Legends is about fighting all the titans and helping Koraidon get all his powers back.

Starfall Team is about fighting all the deliquents or dropouts of the Academy trying to cause trouble.

After completing each path, there will be a final objective for each path as well.

The Victory Road leads to the Elite Four and facing the Chairman Geeta.

Path of Legends leads to a story about Arven and the mysteries within the lab in the Paldea region.

Starfall Team leads to a fight with the leader, Penny, and helping Penny and her team find their way back.

After finishing the final objective for each path, Arven will tell you to grab your closest and strongest friends to accompany you to Area Zero.

Nemona and Penny will assist you and Arven in Area Zero. Finish the objectives directed to you by the professor. After reaching all four research labs in Area Zero, you will end up seeing another version of Koraidon causing havoc.

These ancient Pokemon are breaching to the Paldea region and you will be there to stop them.

You will have a lot of challenging fights in Area Zero, but it will lead to a final fight the other Koraidon.

Every single one of you cannot use your Pokeball, so none of you can actually battle the legendary Koraidon.

You will enter the fight against Koraidon, but you will just have to go to the Pokemon tab and look through your Koraidon echoing on the screen.

Press Koraidon and you will send it out in battle. It will be a mirror match between two Koraidons. Just do your Dragon attack and it will be super effective.

After beating the Koraidon, you will end up finishing the story here. At this point, you can go out in Area Zero.

Go to the slope near the final battle and you will find the Koraidon you just beat. You will be able to battle it again and capture it. Yes, you can have two Koraidons.

If you didn’t capture the second Koraidon, you can go to your Pokemon lineup and leave an extra spot.

You can change Koraidon’s form below. However, you won’t be able to use Koraidon in the overworld as a mount if it is in battle form.

It is best you capture the 2nd Koraidon so you don’t have to swap Koraidon’s form back and forth.

After getting Koraidon’s battle form or the 2nd Koraidon, you can now use it anywhere.

At this point, the remaining story left is revisiting the gyms and battling them again. After you battle them again, you will go through the Ace tournament being organized by Nemona.

This is the only part in the story where you can use your legendary Pokemon, Koraidon in battle.


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