How to find Roaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to find Roaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Written by 

Ben Williams


15th Dec 2022 15:52

Roaring Moon, a Past Paradox Pokemon, is one of the most sought-after in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. A prehistoric version of Salamence, this dual Dark-and-Dragon Type features not only an eye-catching sleek-yet-monstrous design but also very high Attack and Speed stats. However, Roaring Moon can be hard to find. Let's get into the Roaring Moon location in Scarlet and Violet

Where is Roaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

The only location where Roaring Moon can be found is in Area Zero in Pokemon Scarlet. Since it's a version exclusive, you will need to trade from Scarlet if you want to get Roaring Moon in Pokemon Violet. Specifically, in Area Zero, you need to follow a few certain steps. 

Exact Roaring Moon Location in Area Zero

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Firstly, you need to teleport to Research Station 2, go outside, and turn right. As pictured above on the left, you need to go down the slope, go past the waterfall, and straight ahead over the river. 

Once you're over the river, look for a tree on the left, and the rocks behind it. Look around until you see the subtly hidden entrance pictured above on the right. This will take you to the cave that is the only Roaring Moon location in all of Paldea. 

Roaring Moon Location in the Cave

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Amongst the various Pokemon in the hidden cave, Roaring Moon is the rarest spawn. There is no need to worry, though.

If you cannot spot a Roaring Moon after exploring the cave, simply leave the cave, go back into the nearby Research Station, come back out, re-enter the cave, and look amongst the respawns. After one or two attempts, a Roaring Moon should eventually appear. 

Roaring Moon's catch rate is higher than normal Pokemon. Still, if you have plenty of Ultra-Balls, Dusk Balls, perhaps use Paralysis-inflicting moves like Thunder Wave, and use False Swipe to get its health down to one HP, catching Roaring Moon should be pretty easy. 

That's all you need to know about the Roaring Moon location in Scarlet and Violet. For even more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides, you can be sure to find them right here at GGRecon. 

Ben Williams
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Ben Williams
Ben is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. Alongside his BA (Hons) in Business Management is a wealth of gaming and entertainment writing experience, having previously occupied roles as a Copywriter in e-commerce at Overclockers and Guides & SEO Writer at GameByte and FragHero. When not whipping up guides and reviews, Ben’ll be off playing the latest Pokemon games, Overwatch 2, Spider-Man, The Witcher, and Final Fantasy - all before reading manga and listening to Ice Nine Kills.
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