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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Bonuses for Playing Previous Pokémon Games

By
Vincent Lau

This page outlines all the bonuses you can get for playing previous Pokémon games.

As an incentive for making you buy ‘em all, some Pokémon games give you small bonuses for playing a previous game. For example, you can get a Gigantamax "Pikachu" IconPikachu or "Eevee" IconEevee in Pokémon Sword & Shield if you played Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu or Eevee.

What Bonuses Are Available for Playing Older Pokémon Games?

Rotom Phone Cases

(1 of 4) Phone case obtained from Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

In Scarlet & Violet’s case, you can receive a unique phone case for your "Rotom" IconRotom Phone depending on which Pokémon game(s) you’ve played.

The eligible games include:

Game(s) Phone Case
Pokémon Let’s Go "Pikachu" IconPikachu or "Eevee" IconEevee Based on a GameBoy Pokémon battle.
Pokémon Sword or Shield Based on the Ball Guy.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond or Shining Pearl Based on the Pokétch.
Pokémon Legends "Arceus" IconArceus Based on the Arc Phone.

For each pair of games (or singular game in "Arceus" IconArceus’s case), you can obtain a phone case inspired by those game(s).

Look for this woman at Mesagoza. (Credit: The Pokémon Company)

To physically receive the unique phone cases, you should speak to a woman with sunglasses standing in front of the stairs leading to the central plaza, in Mesagoza, the main city of the Paldea region. According to Nintendo, it can take roughly 2 hours to reach her.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Nintendo, Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    17 November 2022
  • Last Updated
    3 January 2024
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