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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Picnic Guide

Hangout with your pokemons!

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have the standard picnic feature you get in many of the pokemon games but this time with updated gameplay. There are a few things you can do in this game with a picnic. And if you are hunting for rare and exclusive moves for your pokemon, the picnic will come in handy too. In this Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Picnic guide, we’ll discuss all the details that you would need to know to make the best out of it.

The picnic feature at its core is a social or multiplayer thing. You can still picnic alone in the game. But it is always more fun to have one or two friends join in at the picnic. But since the game is a Nintendo exclusive, you will need to buy their online service to play in the multiplayer. That being said, it is still a good feature to have, so let us go over everything you need to know about Picnic in the game.

How to unlock picnic in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Picnic in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is very easy to unlock. This feature lets you interact and play with your pokemon in the game. You can also do various other tasks like making sandwiches, taking pictures etc in picnic mode.

The picnic will unlock when you leave the Mesagoza area in the game. So if you want to unlock picnic mode fast, continue the story until you get to leave Mesagoza, then you will be able to do picnics with your friends and pokemon.

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You can do a picnic in almost any area of the game in any kind of weather. But there are a few exceptions. There are a few areas you cannot picnic in. These are the area that doesn’t allow Picnics:

  • On Legendary Ride
  • Narrow Places
  • Inside the Town
  • On a slope (If it is too steep)

Benefits of picnic in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Picnic has a few different things you can do. They also provide some benefits in this game. For a casual player, it may not be something that would be too beneficial, but if you are someone who enjoys pokemon and enjoys spending time with your pokemon in the game, you will love the feature and benefits it brings. Here are all the benefits and things you can do on the picnic:

1. Raise Different Values

A few different values can be raised through the picnic features. You can gain friendship points with your pokemon through the picnic. You can also gain some exp from it too. And if you are doing the picnic after a fight, you can even recover the HP of your pokemon through this feature. So it is a pretty handy thing to have for gameplay and for just relaxing purposes.

2. Making Sandwich

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Sandwich making is a new mini-game that has been added to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. You can trigger this mini-game when on a picnic. You can make different kinds of sandwiches that provide a various array of benefits from making your pokemon gain more exp to boosting different attributes or damage of your pokemon. And on top of that, the pokemon in your party will also gain an increase in XP and friendship while making sandwiches.

3. Take pictures

Of course, no vacation is fulfilled without some pictures. So Pokémon Scarlet and Violet also let you take selfies with your pokemon. Or if you just want to take picture of your pokemon, you can do that too. And there are even different filters you can apply while taking photos, directly from the game.

These are the filters that are available in the game:

  • Fisheye Lens
  • Blur
  • Cross Filter
  • Scratch
  • Toy Camera
  • Monochrome
  • Sepia
  • Cool
  • Retro
  • Vivid
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You can also take pictures if you are having a picnic in multiplayer. And your friends can join in the picture and pose in the background too. This makes a really good feature for partying with friends in the pokemon game.

4. Wash and Play with your pokemon

Yes, you can wash and clean your pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnic mode. After all the battles the pokemon ought to get a bit dirty. So use this picnic time to clean your pokemon. And it is not only for the show either. Washing your pokemon will give increase their friendship with you.

And when you are on a picnic, your pokemon are deployed in the field. You can play with them by interacting. This will also result in gaining friendship with that pokemon.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnic wash pokemon
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5. Get a pokemon Egg

Taking your pokemon to picnic can result in you getting a pokemon egg. Every time, you get two pokemon for the picnic who are eligible for making eggs, there is a chance of you getting an egg from the picnic. This egg will appear in your basket. This is a good way to breed certain pokemon to get the egg-exclusive moves.

How to customize your picnic in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

There are a lot of thoughts that went into making this version of the picnic. From the mini-games to the social aspect of the picnic mode is really something to be excited about. But that is not all, you can add more personality to your picnic as well. There are several shops throughout the game that sell different cosmetics for the picnic mode.

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You can buy different tablecloths, water bottles, glasses, different pokemon themed cups and even a yarn ball. Then you can customize your picnic area to your choice to add a little bit more variety and personality to the picnic.

Make sure to check our list of the best ghost, flying, poison, grass, water, bug, fighting, ice, steel, dragon, ground, and fire type Pokémon if you want to get the best pokemon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

That is everything you need to know about the picnic for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Did it help you understand the picnic better? Let us know in the comment below!

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