How to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to get Gimmighoul & Vivillon patterns

Ezequiel Leis
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Fans are eager to know about the connectivity feature between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Scarlet after the release of the Teal Mask DLC. So, we’ll share all you need to know to get Gimmighoul in Pokemon Go and different Vivillon patterns in Scarlet and Violet.

With the connectivity between Pokemon Go and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, the Pokemon community has been looking forward to getting rare species in both games.

In particular, they want to get Gholdengo in Pokemon Go as well as the various Vivillon patterns in Scarlet and Violet to complete their Pokedex before going to Kitakami Island in the Teal Mask DLC.

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So here’s everything you need to know about connectivity between the two games, how to get Gimmighoul in Pokemon Go, and how to get different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to connect Pokemon Go and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Follow these steps to connect your Pokemon Go account to your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet account:

  • Launch Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
  • Open the ‘X’ menu and select ‘Pokemon Portal’.
  • Select ‘Mystery Gift’.
  • Select ‘Connect to Pokemon GO’.
  • Select ‘Pair with a Pokemon Go account’.
    • Launch Pokemon Go.
    • Go to settings (the gear icon in the top right corner of the main menu).
    • Go to Connected Devices and Services.
    • Tap ‘Nintendo Switch’ (you’ll need to have Bluetooth on to find your Switch).
    • Find your Nintendo Switch and connect.
  • Select ‘Yes’ on your Nintendo Switch screen once paired.

Now you’re ready to send postcards from Pokemon Go to Scarlet and Violet for interesting encounters and new features.

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Pokemon Go players can also find Gimmighoul stickers.

How to get Roaming Form Ghimmighoul and Ghimmigoul coins in Pokemon Go

Once your accounts are paired, here is how to get Roaming Form Ghimmighoul in Pokemon Go:

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  1. Tap on your profile in Pokemon Go.
  2. Tap ‘Postcard Book’.
  3. Select any postcard (you need to have at least one pinned postcard you’ve received from friends).
  4. Tap the icon with three bars and select ‘Send to Nintendo Switch’.
  5. Tap ‘Send,’ then ‘Yes,’ then ‘Ok’.
  6. You will automatically receive a Coin Bag that can be found in your Item Bag.
  7. 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.

Catching Ghimmighoul will give players a certain amount of Ghimmighoul coins. Players need 999 Ghimmighoul coins to evolve Roaming Form Ghimmighoul into Gholdengo.

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Other ways of getting coins include adventuring with Gimmighoul as your buddy, using the new Golden Lure Module on PokeStops, and sending multiple postcards to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in one day.

How to get different Vivillon patterns in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Vivillon has 18 different patterns.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can also take advantage of these new connectivity features. This is what you need to do to get different Vivillon patterns in Paldea:

  1. Tap on your profile in Pokemon Go.
  2. Tap ‘Postcard Book’.
  3. Select any postcard (you need to have at least one pinned postcard you’ve received from friends).
  4. Tap the icon with three bars and select ‘Send to Nintendo Switch’.
  5. Tap ‘Send,’ then ‘Yes,’ then ‘Ok’.
  6. The gift will open automatically.

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 players will see in their game.

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And there you have it! That’s everything you need to know on how to connect Pokemon Go to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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About The Author

Ezequiel is a Writer at CharlieIntel. With a great knowledge on gaming, movies and TV, he's focused on Pokemon and Games stories in general. With a journalism degree, Ezequiel has worked on La Cosa and Infobae, two of the most prestigious outlets in Argentina. He joined CharlieIntel in 2023. You can reach Ezequiel at [email protected], or via his Twitter @ExoPLeis.