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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Hidden Abilities: How To Get Ability Patch

Here is how you can get hidden abilities in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, there is a way for you to get a Hidden Abilities. If you are new or planning to play this game competitively then your Pokemon should have its hidden ability. It is better than the normal one you usually get when you catch a Pokemon. These are nothing but passive mechanics that can give you an upper hand in battle. So in this guide check out how to get a Hidden Ability in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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How to Get Hidden Abilities in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

pokemon scarlet violet get hidden abilities using ability patch

You can get the Hidden Abilities for your Pokemon by giving them an Ability Patch. This is the guaranteed method because Ability Patch changes your Pokemon’s normal ability. So you don’t have to go around breeding Pokemon to hope you get an egg that has the Hidden Ability of the Species of your Pokemon.

This method is also better if you are trying to get the Hidden Abilities for your starters. As the starters are shiny locked, the only thing restarting your game will help you with is changing their nature or gender but not their Hidden Abilities.

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Thankfully this is where the Ability Patch comes in. Using an Ability Patch allows you to replace your Pokemon’s ability into their hidden ability. Do remember they need to have a hidden ability in the first place for it to work. Else the Ability Patch won’t be of any use.

How to Get Ability Patch in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You need to participate in Tera Raid Battles in order to get Ability Patches. It is a rare reward from a Tera Raid Battle that is of 6-star level or above. Make sure you take part in as many Tera Raid Battles as possible, as the more raids you complete the higher chance you have of getting one as a drop. Since it is a rare item you won’t be getting it frequently, let alone with every single raid.

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Once you get an Ability patch open your menu and use it on the Pokemon that you want to have their hidden ability.

That covers this guide on how to get hidden abilities in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet using ability patch. If you want to know more about this game then be sure to check our guides on how to play with friends, get all starters, and all paldean forms of Pokemon in this game.

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