How to farm Gimmighoul Coins in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Gimmighoul Chest form in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

If you’re exploring Paldea in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, you’ll inevitably encounter Gimmighouls that give out Gimmighoul Coins.

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These little ghosts will often be sitting on rocks or ledges in random places. When you examine a Gimmighoul, you’ll receive between 1 to 200 Gimmighoul Coins. These materials seem to have no purpose at first, but there’s a huge reward for collecting them. After you own 999 Gimmighoul coins, any Gimmighoul you catch will evolve into the powerful Gholdengo when it levels up.

Since the launch of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, Gholdengo has proven itself to be a serious force to be reckoned with. Not only does it boast a powerful Steel/Ghost-Typing, its signature move Make It Rain can also help you farm Pokedollars. It’s useful in both casual playthroughs and competitive play, so grinding Gimmighoul Coins to get it is well worth the effort.

Yet how, exactly, are you supposed to farm 999 Gimmighoul Coins when they appear so inconsistently? As it turns out, there are a few strategies to speed up the process.

Finding a roaming Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Where to find roaming Gimmighouls to obtain Gimmighoul Coins

As mentioned above, the roaming Gimmighouls will be your passive source of Gimmighoul Coins. 90% of the time, a roaming Gimmighoul will award you with 1-5 Gimmighoul Coins. If you’re really lucky, there’s roughly a 2% chance you’ll get 50-200 coins. Never pass by these Gimmighouls if you see one.

If you’re looking to grind roaming Gimmighouls specifically, your best bet is to check ruins. These monsters will be found more commonly here, in addition to other Pokemon who tend to gravitate towards ruins, like Tinkatink. These Gimmighouls have a 50% chance to reappear daily, so don’t bother to double-check the areas you’ve covered until your system’s clock has rolled over to the next day.

You can expedite this process via date-skipping, but I wouldn’t really recommend this. Not only is it a hassle to mess with the Switch’s clock, it’s not the most efficient way to farm Gimmighoul Coins. Instead, you should make like a classic RPG protagonist and look for treasure chests.

Farming Gimmighoul Coins from a chest form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Where to find Gimmighoul chests

For those looking to actually catch Gimmighoul, you’ll need one in its chest form. These encounters can be reliably found on top of watchtowers across Paldea. Whether you catch or defeat a chest form Gimmighoul, you’ll receive many more Gimmighoul Coins than the wandering Gimmighouls give. This will typically range from 10-50 coins, but you can receive as many as 777 coins from a chest!

There are 14 watchtowers in total, and they are easy to access since each unlocks a fast travel point when you climb atop them. The one exception is the Leaking Tower of Paldea near Alfornada, which doesn’t have a ladder you can climb. You’ll want to mount Koraidon or Miraidon and jump to the top yourself from the nearby cliffside.

Gimmighoul chests can also be found in select ruins, so always keep your eyes peeled.

Each Gimmighoul chest has a 5% chance to respawn each day. A low chance to be sure, but keep checking spots where you found Gimmighoul chests and you’ll inevitably have the 999 you need. Remember to keep track of your Gimmighoul Coin count in the TM Materials section of your inventory!

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