Pokémon Scarlet and Violet - Picnic Guide

An overview of the Picnics game mode in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. In this guide, we have discussed the gameplay, overview, and features for this mode.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Picnic Guide

Picnic Guide for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Picnic Guide

Picnics is a returning feature in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. It allows player to spend some leisure time with your Pokémon, you can decorate around the picnic area and have a fun time while taking a break from the game’s main story. More information about Picnics are available at the Official Pokémon Scarlet and Violet website.

Customize your Picnic Layout

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Picnic Layout

You can get to be creative by choosing a design and re-decorating your picnic field area into your liking. Players get to choose tablecloths, cups, and other items for your picnic.

You may acquire and purchase the tablecloths and decoration from the shop called, Picnic-Knacks which is located at the city of Mesagoza. There are also a lot of shops where you can get other picnic essentials, below is the list of all shop names:

List of Shops related to Picnics

  • Aquiesta Supermarket – for ingredients, and condiments.
  • Artisan Bakery – for ingredients, condiments, and sandwich picks.
  • Deli Cioso – for ingredients, and condiments.
  • Every Wich Way – for ingredients, and condiments.
  • Picnic-Knacks – for picnic table decorations.

Making your own Sandwiches

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Sandwiches

Another feature that you can do after setting up your picnic area is to make your own sandwich. Players get to choose the ingredients and condiments for the meal, it’s like a mini-game where you get to showcase your cooking skills.

Your Pokémon gets to eat the sandwich that you just made, the meal you’ll give them can help your Pokémon’s HP be restored and it also grants some bonuses that can help you in battle and during adventure.

You may acquire and purchase the sandwich picks from the Artisan Bakery which are available at the city. Below is also our guide related to sandwich making and list of all items for sandwiches.

Picnic Sandwich Guide

Spend time with your Pokémon

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Picnic with Pokemon

Once you’re in the picnic, your Pokémon will be spending their free time as they want, you may interact with them and even play with them to strengthen your bond together.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Clean Pokemon

Just like the previous games, there is a returning feature that allows you to clean your Pokémon. Giving them a good scrub will not only make them clean, but their HP will be restored as well as your bond with them will strengthen.

Invite your Friends

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Multiplayer Mode in Picnic

Another way to enjoy your Picnic is to invite and play together with your friends through the Union Circle. You may take a group photo and make sandwiches together to have a more fun experience with this feature.

NOTE: In order to have picnics with other players via the internet or local communication, you may need to have the latest version of the game installed. Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to have picnics with other players using the internet.

Other Strategy Guides

For a list of starter Pokémon from Paldea coming to the game, visit our Starter Pokémon List:

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Gen 9 Pokémon List

For a list of new Pokémon that will debut in the game, visit our New Pokémon List:

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet New Pokémon List

For a list of Pokémon with new Paldean Forms, visit our Paldean Pokémon List:

Paldean Pokémon List

For a list of Paldea Gym List and Guides, visit our list and guide:

Paldea Gym List and Guides

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  1. where do we buy the decorations, it feels like that should have been pointed out here. I can’t find a single google search saying which shop sells the decorations. all I find is real-life picnic stuff pokemon themed.

    • picnic-knacks, the icon on the map is a bag. idk abt other cities but i know its in mesagosa 🙂 u can get cups, bottles, balls, and tablecloths.

    • You buy decorations at Picnic-Knacks. There’s one in Mesagoza, one in Cascarrafa, and one in Levincia. However, you currently can’t obtain all the decorations. The B&W Grass Tablecloth, the Slowpoke Cup, and all the dishes besides green are currently unavailable. No one seems to know how to get them right now.