How to hyper train Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet

Grab some bottlecaps

Odds are if you care enough to even want to know what “hyper training” is, you’re probably a competitive Pokemon player. (Very) Simply put, it’s a min-max system that allows you to train specic stats, if you want to tweak your builds. In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the system works very similarly to past games, albeit with some new wrinkles.

Step one: Have at least one level 50 Pokemon

One hidden step of the hyper training process involves a level 50 minimum requirement for party members to participate.

You’re likely going to be around the eighth gym battle here, depending on your pacing: and possibly nearly ready to start the endgame. You don’t need to focus on hyper training now unless you know what you’re doing: you can save it for later, or after you finish everything.

Step two: Get some bottlecaps

Remember that Pepsi points controversy with the airplane? That’s all I can think about when I hear the phrase “bottlecap.” Anyway! You’ll need a lot of them.

To gain access to the easiest method to pick up the common bottle cap type, you’ll want to beat the game, and head to a Delibird Presents store (we used the one in Levincia). You’ll have the option to buy out caps at 20,000 Pokedollars each after earning six gym badges; which you can do as long as you can afford it.

More effective golden bottlecaps can also be found at the auction house, or in high-level raids/post-game champions tournaments as a rare drop.

Step three: Head to the hyper trainer NPC in Montenevera

Once you’re finally ready to go with your Pokemon and bottle cap of choice, you’ll want to fly to Montenevera. The NPC that triggers hyper training is a man near a docile Abomasnow, right near the fast travel checkpoint, within view.

And that’s it! You’ll be able to turn in multiple bottle caps for a single stat increase.

Here are all of the stats you can increase with hyper training in Pokemon ScarletViolet

  • HP
  • Attack
  • Defense
  • Sp. Atk
  • Sp. Defense
  • Speed
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