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How to get different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Go & Scarlet & Violet

Here we’ll go through everything you need to know to get different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Go and send them to Scarlet and Violet.



Different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Go and Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet players are now able to encounter different Vivillon patterns in the wild, but many players are wondering how to get them all. We’ll cover everything about Vivillon patterns, including the full list, how to get them in Pokemon Go and how to send them to Scarlet & Violet.

Pokemon Go introduced players to Gen VI Pokemon Scatterbug last season, alongside new features related to its final evolution, Vivillon. Now with the latest Pokemon Scarlet & Violet update, trainers can also encounter different patterns of Vivillon in the wild and many are wondering how to get them all.

In this guide, we’ll share all the details on how to get every Vivillon pattern in Pokemon Go and how to send them to Scarlet & Violet, alongside the full list of patterns and real-world locations.

How to get different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Go

Getting different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Go is not an easy task, but here we’ll go through everything you need to do to complete your collection:

  • Collect Postcards you received from Gifts, PokeStops, or Gyms.
  • Pin them to your Postcard Book. You can access it via your in-game profile.
  • That will unlock the Vivillon Collector medal and add progress to sub-medals associated with the Postcard’s region of origin
  • You can check your collection progress by tapping the Vivillon Collector Medal on your profile page.
  • Once you pin three postcards from the same region, you’ll encounter a Scatterbug.
  • You’ll need 25 Candy to evolve Scatterbug into Spewpa, and 100 to evolve Spewpa into Vivillon.

After completing a sub-medal, Trainers can continue to make progress toward that sub-medal to earn additional encounters with Scatterbug. The number of Postcards required to raise the sub-medal rank increases with each rank.

Pokemon Go Postcard tutorial with cellphone screenshots
The first time you pin a Postcard, Pokemon Go will explain everything you need to know.

As we mentioned, completing this collection is no easy task, so we recommend setting Scatterbug as your Buddy to earn Scatterbug Candy faster.

Since most players will only get one pattern from their regions, pinning Postcards from friends in different parts of the world is key to completing the Vivillon Collection Medal.

How to get different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players have to connect their Pokemon Go account to their Nintendo Switch to get new Vivillon patterns. You can check our step-by-step guide on how to do that.

Once both games are synced you can encounter different Vivillon patterns in their usual spawn spots by following these steps:

  • Tap on your profile in Pokemon Go.
  • Tap ‘Postcard Book’.
  • Select any postcard (you need to have at least one pinned postcard).
  • Tap the icon with three bars and select ‘Send to Nintendo Switch’.
  • Tap ‘Send,’ then ‘Yes,’ then ‘Ok’.
  • The gift will open automatically in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Once you do that, new Vivillon will start to appear in Paldea in their usual spawn locations. The real-world location data from the postcards will determine what pattern will appear in the game.

A World map marking every Vivillon pattern and its region
Pokemon Go players can check this map through the Vivillon Collection medal in their profile.

Full list of Vivillon patterns & where to find them

There are 18 different patterns of Vivillon in Pokemon Go so far. Below you’ll find the full list and their specific regions:

Vivillon patternImageRegion
ArchipelagoArchipelago Vivillon in Pokemon GoCaribbean, South Africa
ContinentalContinental Vivillon in Pokemon GoArgentina, Central Europe, Central Asia, India
ElegantElegant Vivillon in Pokemon GoJapan
GardenGarden Vivillon in Pokemon GoUnited Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand
High PlainsHigh Plains Vivillon in Pokemon GoWestern US, Eastern Europe
Icy SnowIcy Snow Vivillon in Pokemon GoGreenland, Northern Canada, Northern Europe
JungleJungle Vivillon in Pokemon GoColombia, Northern South America, Central Africa, Indonesia
MarineMarine Vivillon in Pokemon GoChile, Greece, Eastern Europe, Spain
MeadowMeadow Vivillon in Pokemon GoCentral Europe
ModernModern Vivillon in Pokemon GoSoutheastern US
MonsoonMonsoon Vivillon in Pokemon GoSoutheastern Asia
OceanOcean Vivillon in Pokemon GoHawaii, Galapagos Islands, Madagascar
PolarPolar Vivillon in Pokemon GoAlaska, Eastern Canada, Western Canada, Northeastern US, Southern Argentina, Chile, Northern Europe
RiverRiver Vivillon in Pokemon GoNorth Africa, Egypt, South Africa, South Australia
SandstormSandstorm Vivillon in Pokemon GoMiddle East
SavannaSavanna Vivillon in Pokemon GoBrazil, North Australia
SunSun Vivillon in Pokemon GoMexico, Madagascar
TundraTundra Vivillon in Pokemon GoIceland, Southern Norway, Sweden, Northern Japan

24 hours after you send your postcard, Vivillon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will appear with the usual Fancy pattern again. This pattern isn’t available in Pokemon Go yet but it might later on when Pokemon Home adds full compatibility with Scarlet and Violet.

There you have it! Now you can exchange postcards with friends all over the world to get every Vivillon pattern there is in Pokemon Go and Scarlet and Violet.

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