How to Make your Ride Pokémon Faster in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The red one does not go faster

by Tom Cunliffe
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Early into Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, players will be given a rideable Legendary Pokémon with a love of sandwiches, aptly named a Ride Pokémon. Scarlet players will receive Koraidon, while Violet players will Miraidon. Riding on either of these beasts is speedier than walking or running, but there’s an easy way to make your ride Pokémon much faster on land.

How to make Koraidon or Miraidon Faster in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

To make your Ride PokémonKoraidon or Miraidon — faster, it will need to learn how to Dash. Koraidon/Miraidon is given the ability to Dash after you beat Klawf, The Stony Cliff Titan. While it has no visible level, Klawf, the Stony Cliff Titan should be the first Titan Pokémon you face on the Path of Titans, and is easy to beat.

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Klawf, the Stony Cliff Titan can be found directly East of Mesagoza in the South Province once the Treasure Hunt begins, and once you are given free rein of Paldea. It will be marked on your map as The Stony Cliff Titan, so set your destination and follow the waypoint. Klawf is weak to Water, Grass, Fighting, Ground, and Steel-type moves.

How to Dash with Koraidon or Miraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

After fully defeating Klawf, you will be greeted by a scene in which your Legendary Pokémon devours the sandwich Arven prepared for you, giving it the power to Dash.

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Once Dash has been learned, it can be used at any time by mounting Koraidon or Miraidon and holding down the left stick. For as long as it’s held down, your sandwich-loving lizard will travel at its maximum speed.

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While Dashing is the fastest you can go, defeating other Titan Pokémon on the Path of Titans will grant your Ride Pokémon new ways to traverse the region, which will also open up new areas for you to explore. Dashing can also be used when surfing across bodies of water, which is unlocked after defeating the Open Sky Titan, found in the West (pictured above).

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available now, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.

- This article was updated on November 19th, 2022

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