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PSA: You can hatch an Oshawott in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

There’s an otter way to get Samurott

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With the release of the 7-Star Samurott raid event in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, dedicated players are fighting their hardest to claim the beloved Generation 5 starter for themselves. Fortunately, it’s not just Samurott joining Paldea; you can get its pre-evolutionary forms as well. Here’s how to hatch your own Oshawott in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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Bring Samurott and Ditto to a picnic

Just like previous raid monsters, you can get an Oshawott egg by bringing Samurott and Ditto to a picnic. For best results, remove all other Pokemon from your party to ensure Oshawott will appear as an egg. This effectively circumvents the “only one Samurott can be caught per save file” rule of the 7-Star raid, though baby Oshawott won’t have the Mightiest Mark title. Use this trick to give your friends a Samurott if they miss the event!

For more information, check out our guide to find Ditto here. We also have a detailed guide on egg hatching here. If you plan to hatch a lot of eggs, consider getting a Pokemon with the Flame Body ability as well.

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In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, Oshawott still evolves into Dewott at level 17, and Samurott at level 34

As always, all you need to evolve your Oshawott is good old level grinding. For best results, use your EXP Candies to level up Oshawott fast. If you’ve run the 7-Star Samurott Raid, there’s a good chance you have more than a few EXP items to spare.

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