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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Violet Paradox Pokémon Iron Thorns

Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to find and catch the Violet Paradox Pokémon Iron Thorns in Pokémon Violet.

!Iron Thorns.

What is Iron Thorns?

Iron Thorns is a Violet exclusive Paradox Pokémon found in Area Zero. Paradox Pokémon are Pokémon that are exclusive to the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet game. They resemble pre-existing Pokémon but have different move sets and types. Scarlet Paradox Pokémon are Ancient whilst Violet’s are futuristic.

You will only be able to capture Paradox Pokémon once you’ve got access to Area Zero - the crater at the center of the Paldea Region. You’ll have access to this area once you’ve completed the three story paths:

Once you’ve finished the story quest in Area Zero, you’ll also be able to return at any time by fast travelling to the Zero Gate.

How to Find & Catch Iron Thorns

Iron Thorns is probably the hardest Paradox Pokémon to find in Pokémon Violet, making it the rarest of the bunch too. It will only spawn near gravelly slopes in Area Zero. Gravelly slopes can be found nearby to Research Station No. 1 and Research Station No. 2. The best way to locate Iron Thorns is to keep going back and forth between these two gravelly slopes until one spawns. It shouldn’t take too long but you may just have to do a bit of walking back and forth. When you finally find an Iron Thorns, it should be around Lv 58. Sometimes they can be a bit stubborn so we like to use "Ultra Ball" iconUltra Balls to make extra sure we catch them!

(1 of 2) it might take a while for one to spawn though!

it might take a while for one to spawn though! (left), You’ll find !Iron Thorns around the gravelly slopes in Area Zero (right)

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    17 November 2022
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    10 May 2024
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