Area Zero Guide for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
What is Area Zero?
Area Zero is the final area visited during the main story of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). It is found within The Great Crater of Paldea and is initially restricted during most of game’s story events. The area, however, becomes freely explorable during the post-game stages which require you to clear the main story.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s main story does not end when you have attained League Champion status in the Paldea Region. After defeating the Elite Four, you will need to clear three more story sub-sections which are the Legend, Starfall Street, and Homeway routes. The last sub-section requires you to clear Area Zero itself, though with limited exploration of the area.
How to Unlock Area Zero
Progress through the late-game stages.
Area Zero becomes accessible only after completing the Victory Road, Legend, and Stardust Street story routes during the late-game stages. Afterwards, head southeast of Medali Town (Larry, the Normal Gym Leader‘s town) to reach the Area Zero gate.
Use the Transporter to enter Area Zero.
Go inside the building in front of the Area Zero gate to find the Transporter. This device allows you to travel to the various Research Stations ranging from 1 to 4. The higher the number of the station, the closest it is to Area Zero’s deepest area. Note that you will not be able to use the Transporter to move around the different Research Stations until you have cleared the Homeway story route.
After clearing the main story, Area Zero becomes open for free exploration. New Paradox Pokemon exclusive to your version of the game, as well as another flagship Legendary all start to appear after you reenter the location. You will also be able to move around Area Zero while riding your Legendary Pokemon after beating the game.
New Paradox Pokemon begin to appear at random throughout the various biomes of Area Zero after you have beaten the game. Listed below are all Paradox Pokemon that can be caught in each version (Scarlet and Violet) and their typing.
Scarlet Book Paradox Pokemon (Pokemon Scarlet Only)
Violet Book Paradox Pokemon (Pokemon Scarlet Only)
Another Flagship Legendary Pokemon (Koraidon and Miraidon)
|Orichalcum Pulse||Hadron Engine|
|Pokedex Description||Pokedex Description|
|This seems to be the Winged King mentioned in an old expedition journal. It was said to have split the land with its bare fists.||Much remains unknown about this creature. It resembles Cyclizar, but it is far more ruthless and powerful.|
|Location Encountered||Location Encountered|
|Area Zero: Post-Game (Pokemon Scarlet only)||Area Zero: Post-Game (Pokemon Violet only)|
You can also obtain another Flagship Legendary exclusive to your version of the game by returning to the deepest section of Area Zero. If you are playing Pokemon Scarlet, another Koraidon will be waiting for you up the slope in the final area of the dungeon. Another Miraidon, meanwhile, will appear in the exact location instead if you are playing Pokemon Violet.
Approach the Flagship Legendary to challenge and catch it. Note that Koraidon/Miraidon will be at level 72, so try to bring a high-level team before battling the Legendary at Area Zero.