How to Catch Lechonk in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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by Matthew Kevin Mitchell

Are you wondering how to catch Lechonk in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Lechonk is a Normal type Hog Pokémon. It is number 10 in the Pokèdex, whose entry you will complete early on during the tutorial stages of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Lechonk has an advantageous ability called Aroma Veil, which protects itself and its allies from effects that prevent the use of moves. Here is everything you need to know about catching Lechonk in Pokèmon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Catch Lechonk in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The easiest way to catch Lechonk is at the beginning of Pokèmon Scarlet and Violet when Nemona explains how to catch a Pokèmon for the first time. The first pokemon you will run into is a Lechonk, and you will be able to catch Lechonk with minimal issues. During this first encounter, Lechonk will most likely use just Tail Whip, which will provide you ample time to lower its health. Once you have its health in the orange or red, you can throw your Pokèball and catch it.

Lechonk’s Habitat in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet


If you have already passed the Pokèmon Scarlet and Violet tutorial stages, the above map will show where Lechonk’s habitat is located. Lechonk is located in southern Paldea in the orange boxes on the map above. Lechonk likes to graze, and you will often find it feeding or lost in thought. Approach it and press the A button to initiate a battle with it, or throw your Pokemon directly at it.

Everything to Know About Lechonk in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Lechonk uses its sense of smell to find and eat only the most fragrant wild grasses and the richest Berries. As a result of its dining habits, it has come to radiate an aroma resembling herbs that Bug-type Pokémon dislike.

Here are all of the crucial stats about Lechonk:

  • Weak: Fighting type
  • Immune: Ghost type
  • Evolution: Level 18 Oinkologne (Appearance will be determined by gender)

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are available now on Nintendo Switch.

- This article was updated on November 18th, 2022

About The Author

Matthew Kevin Mitchell has been a contributing writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion since 2022. Matthew primarily covers Manga like One Piece, horror movies like Scream, and survival horror games like Dead by Daylight. His favorite moment came during his first press event covering Scream 6 for AotF. He hails from Denver, Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Regis University. When he isn’t scaring himself silly or writing, he loves to play ice hockey, spoil his dog, and drink an unhealthy amount of coffee.