One of the best parts of any Pokemon game is choosing a starter Pokemon to be your partner for the rest of your journey. This is no different from the latest installment in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet franchise. Right before you start your adventure in the Paldea region, you have the choice between Grass-type Sprigatito, Fire-type Fuecoco and Water-type Quaxly. You can only choose one of your partners, but you can have all three starter Pokémon in your game. But how exactly can you do it? Trading with friends via Link Trade in the main menu of the game!
How to get sprigatito, fuecoco, and quaxly as scarlet and purple non-starter pokemon
In fact, there are two different ways to acquire Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly as non-starter Pokémon. Both involve having a friend with a different copy of the game, but the efforts are different.
- If you have a friend who already has the starter Pokemon you want, they can hatch it with Ditto and give you an egg that spawns with Link Trading. Our breeding guide provides you with all the details on exactly how you can achieve this.
- Restart and repeat
- It takes some patience, but you simply start the game over and choose which starter Pokémon you want. You can then trade it with a friend via Link Trading. Once you’ve done that, you can restart the game and repeat the process until you’ve traded all three starter Pokémon. Your friend can then trade Pokémon for you to add to your Pokédex.