A screenshot of the Pokémon Carbink inside Oni Cave in Scarlet and Violet's The Teal Mask DLC.
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How to find and capture Carbink in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The Teal Mask

Like a good fairy, it's trying to hide from you.

Carbink is one of the Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet whose location can be deceiving. When you open its habitat information in the in The Teal Mask Pokédex, it indicates Carbink is south of the Crystal Pool, living in caves. While it seems there’s no cave in that area, there’s a hidden entrance to the location where Carbink is in.

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Here’s how to find Carbink in The Teal Mask DLC of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Carbink exact location in The Teal Mask

You can find Carbink inside a cave under a small slope southeast of the Crystal Pool, in Kitakami. The easiest way to get there is to fly to the Crystal Pool, which is in the center of the map, and follow the route I make in the video below. Once you enter the opening under the slope, slowly jump down using the ledges until you find an opening on the wall. Enter that opening and many wild Carbink will be inside it, waiting to be captured.

Carbink’s level will depend on your progress in the main Scarlet and Violet story. In my case, I found many above level 70 since I had already finished the story.

The best way to catch Carbink is using a Quick Ball in the first turn of the fight. Otherwise, you can deal some damage to it and use an Ultra Ball or Dusk Ball for high catch rates.

Is Carbink a good Pokémon in battles?

Carbink is not good enough overall. It excels as a defensive Pokémon with incredible 150 Defense and Special Defense, but its base 50 value across all other stats is too low to pose a threat to any team or to make it an effective defensive Pokémon. Also, since it’s a Rock and Fairy-type Pokémon, it takes four times more damage from Steel-type moves, making it too weak for competitive purposes.

If you still want to use Carbink, try it as an initiator to place Stealth Rock and Spikes in Single battles. In Doubles, you probably want to replace it with other defensive or utility Pokémon like Amoonguss or Cresselia.

To help you complete your Kitakami Pokédex, use our trade codes to find your best match for online trades.

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Working in the gaming industry since 2015 with a bit of everything, which made me love different games for different reasons. Huge Pokémon and Slay the Spire fan now dedicating some time to getting good at the Pokémon TCG.