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Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

What is the Best Story Order in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Ben Chard
& Christian Wait

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is a true open world Pokémon experience and as such, you are free to tackle the three main storylines in any order. This page will guide you on the best route through the game, based off levels.

You are free to tackle the game’s story in any order.

Where to go First?

After you start your adventure, you’ll soon be directed to head to the academy at Mesagoza, the capital city of the Paldea region. You’ll find yourself in South Province (Area 1), and you’re free to explore this area as you head north to Mesagoza.

Once you reach the academy follow the mandatory story events and soon, the Treasure Hunt will begin. At this time, you’ll begin Victory Road, Starfall Street, and Path of Legends, the three main storyline paths for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. This is where you’re truly left to your own devices as you explore this vast region however you see fit.

Victory Road, Starfall Street, or Path of Legends?

As mentioned above, you’ll begin all three of these storylines once you leave the Mesagoza academy for the first time. Each of these will focus on a different theme with different unlocks so it’s important to understand what each one is.

Victory Road is your typical Gym adventure you’ll find in every other Pokémon. As such, you’ll need to travel around Paldea, completing the Gym Tests at the various settlements before defeating each Gym Leader. You’ll want to mix these in if you’re going for a random progression as each badge will allow higher level Pokémon to obey you.

Starfall Street involves heading to certain encampments scattered around Paldea to take on a squad of Team Star before battling their leader. You’ll take part in raid battles here by having up to three Pokémon wander and auto-battle. Once you take out the required number of Pokémon, you’ll have a showdown with the leader. Taking down a Squad will often reward you with lots of TM materials.

Path of Legends is the final storyline and it focuses on battling the Titans, all of which have a different type. As there’s only five of these, their level ranges tend to jump quite a bit, but they’re well worth you seeking out as defeating each one will unlock a new Travel ability such as the ability to Dash and Glide!

(1 of 3) You will take on the Gym Leaders in Victory Road

The Best Gym Route

As mentioned above, you’re free to tackle the game in any order you like, but there is a natural Level progression for each of the storylines and as such, you can follow this table for the most natural progression through Paldea. |

Once you’ve completed everything here, you will get the credits roll which will round off the adventure for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and begin the post-game.

If you wish to know a bit more detail about specific routes (for example, if you wanted to focus on one at a time), then head to the following pages for more information:

The Teal Mask DLC

(1 of 3) The Four Signposts are a kind of pilgrimage to remember the “Sacrifice” of The Loyal Three.

Pokémon scale to a trainers level in The Teal Mask DLC, so this can be attempted whenever trainers like. We would recommend treating it as post-game content and tackling it after completing the main story in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to get the most out of it. From higher level Pokémon to have a better chance at completing the Kitikami Pokédex, it’s kind of a no brainer. For example, trainers will need atleast 150 Pokémon caught in the Kitakami Pokédex to attempt catching Bloodmoon Ursaluna. Not to mention have a level 7- plus Pokémon to battle it, The Loyal three and Ogerpon. Here is the best story order for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: The "Teal Mask" iconTeal Mask DLC:

Order Storyline Highest Pokemon Level Type Map Marker
1 Head To The Entrance Hall N/A N/A Map Marker
2 Find The Caretaker 60 Dark Dark, Ghost Ghost and Fire Fire Map Marker
3 "Rest" iconRest In Your Room N/A N/A Map Marker
4 The The Three Signboards 66 Bug Bug, Normal Normal and Water Water Map Marker 1, Map Marker 2 and Map Marker 3
5 Head To Kieran’s House 63 Dark Dark Dark, Dark Electric, Ghost Ghost and Grass Grass Map Marker
6 Head To The Festival Of Masks N/A N/A Map Marker
7 Head To Carmine’s House N/A N/A Map Marker
8 Meet Up With Kieran N/A N/A Map Marker
9 Take A Selfie At The Last Signboard 67 Bug Bug, Grass Grass, Dragon, Grass Normal Normal and Water Water Map Marker
10 Get Some "Rest" iconRest At The Community Center N/A N/A Map Marker
11 Head To Carmine’s House N/A N/A Map Marker
12 Fix The "Teal Mask" iconTeal Mask 73 Water Water Map Marker
13 Head To Carmine’s House N/A N/A Map Marker
14 Go And Find Kieran 71 Bug Bug, Flying Flying, Grass Grass,Ground Ground and Water Water
15 Make Your Way To Kitakami Hall N/A N/A Map Marker
16 Head To The Dreaded Den 70 Poison Poison and Psychic "Psychic" iconPsychic Map Marker
17 Return To Mossui Town N/A N/A Map Marker
18 Gather Information About The Loyal Three N/A N/A Map Marker
19 Find And Defeat The Loyal Three Titanic Forms N/A Fairy Fairy, Fighting Fighting, Poison Poison and Psychic "Psychic" iconPsychic Map Marker 1, Map Marker 2 and Map Marker 3
20 Return To Mossui Town N/A N/A Map Marker
21 Escort Ogerpon To The Dreaded Den N/A N/A Map Marker
22 Battle Kieran 72 Bug Bug, Dragon Dragon, Flying Flying, Grass Grass, Ground Ground, Rock Rock, Steel Steel and Water Water Map Marker
23 Prove Yourself To Ogerpon N/A Fire Fire, Rock Rock and Water Water Map Marker.
24 Carmine Again 70 Bug, Dark, Electric, Fire, Ghost and Grass Map Marker
25 Return To The Community Center N/A N/A Map Marker

Now that trainers have finished The Teal Mask DLC, why not start going through its post-game content?

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    Nintendo, Pokemon Company International
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    17 November 2022
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    10 May 2024
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