How to get Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Gimmighoul is a fan-favorite Ghost-type Pokemon introduced in Scarlet and Violet, so here’s how to get its alternate Roaming Form by playing Pokemon Go.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced players to Gimmighoul, a Coin Chest Pokemon. Interestingly enough, the new Ghost-type can appear in two forms. Gimmighoul’s standard form has it inside a chest of coins, while its Roaming Form sees it ditch the chest for a less cumbersome appearance.

When Gimmighoul is in its Roaming Form, not a single Trainer in Paldea has ever caught it, but Pokemon Go Trainers can catch one with ease.

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How to get Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Go

The first thing you need to do to get Roaming Form Ghimmighoul is to connect your Pokemon Go account to your adventure in Pokemon Scarlet or Violet. You can check our step-by-step guide for details.

Once you do that, you’ll need to send a postcard 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 you’ve received from friends).
  • Tap the icon with three bars and select ‘Send to Nintendo Switch’.
  • Tap ‘Send,’ then ‘Yes,’ then ‘Ok’.
  • You will automatically receive a Coin Bag that can be found in your Item Bag.
  • Tap on the Coin Bag and then select ‘Open’.

The newly introduced Coin Bag works exactly like an Incense but with a special focus on Roaming Form Ghimmighoul. You’ll be able to encounter Gimmighoul for the next half hour, so make sure you have useful items like berries and space in your Pokemon Storage. You can use the Coin Bag once per day.

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How to get Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Once you’ve caught Roaming Form Gimmighoul in Pokemon Go, getting the Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet is as simple as using Pokemon Home to transfer the Ghost-type from one game to the other.

After a long wait, fans can finally enjoy the Pokemon Home connectivity to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as of May 30, 2023.

For more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet content, check our other guides:

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Tera Raid Battles explained | How to catch Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet | How does EXP Share work in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet? | How to catch all Legendaries in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | How to breed eggs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet | How to get every Eevee evolution in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Stake locations: All Shrines

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