The Pokemon Violet protagonist with the shrine for Chien-Pao

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Chien-Pao Black Stake Guide

November 18, 2022 6:17 AM

By: Andrew Stretch

 

In the Paldea Region, there is plenty to look forward to exploring. From the tops of mountains to the bottom of caves you can search every nook and cranny for Pokemon, items, and more. One thing that you might be surprised to come across is glowing Black Stakes holding back the Legendary Pokemon of this region. In this Pokemon Chien-Pao Black Stake Guide we'll show you the locations of all Black Stakes to unlock Chien-Pao.

What are the Black Stakes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

There are four sets of different colored Black Stakes, each corresponding to a different sealed Shrine hidden in Paldea. The Shrine that is located in the South-West of the map is the Icerend Shrine and it contains the legendary Pokemon Chien-Pao.

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After removing the eight yellow Black Stakes you'll be able to battle Chien-Pao. This is a level 60 encounter so be sure you're prepared but don't worry as whether you knock out Chien-Pao or Chien-Pao defeats your team you can return to rebattle it after an hour.

All Yellow Black Stake Location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Chien-Pao Black Stake #1

Required Abilities: None

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Closest Warp Location: Cascarrafa (West)

How to Reach: Travel to the top level of Cascarrafa, the town with the Water Gym, and approach the trees behind the Gym. The one on the left will have a Black Stake behind it.

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Chien-Pao Black Stake #2

Required Abilities: None

Closest Warp Location: West Province (Area One) - Central (No Ability)

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How to Reach: Head to the beach South-West of the Pokemon Center and drop down, you'll find the mouth of a cave. Head inside and take the high middle path to find this Black Stake.

 

Chien-Pao Black Stake #3

Required Abilities: None

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Closest Warp Location: Alfornada (Psychic Gym Town)

How to Reach: From the lake at the very top of the mountain follow the river down. Once the river turns South there will be a ledge on the Western side just before it drops down. (1 level before it gets to the sea)

 

Chien-Pao Black Stake #4

Required Abilities: Climb

Closest Warp Location: West Province (Area One) - Central (Near where the Flying Titan is/was)

How to Reach: To the South of the Pokemon Center there is a series of grassy ledges to drop down to the area below towards Cortondo. There is a ledge to the North as you're dropping down these areas that you can find the Black Stake in.

 

Chien-Pao Black Stake #5

Required Abilities: Climb

Closest Warp Location: Alfornada (Psychic Gym City)

How to Reach:From the city head North towards the cliffs that are slaloming. There's a ledge to teh East (just north of the pool of water) The Black Stake is on this cliff.

 

Chien-Pao Black Stake #6

Required Abilities: Climb

Closest Warp Location: West Province (Area One) - Central (Near where the Flying Titan is/was)

How to Reach: From the Warp location head West towards the runes. South East from the Runes there's a ledge sticking out on its own. The Black Stake is on this ledge.

 

Chien-Pao Black Stake #7

Required Abilities: Surf

Closest Warp Location: Cortondo (East)

How to Reach: Head directly north of Cortondo until you get to where there's a small beach area connecting the two sides of the river. Head to the north bank and go up the hill and you'll see a small nook. The Black Stake is in here.

 

Chien-Pao Black Stake #8

Required Abilities: None

Closest Warp Location: West Province (Area One) - Central - This is the Pokemon Center on your way up the hill to the Flying Titan

How to Reach: Continue up the hill towards the Flying Titan/Windmills. Further West you'll see a large drop with a mountain top. Jump down and land in the middle to find this Black Stake.

 

Icerend Shrine Location

Required Abilities: None

Closest Warp Location: West Province (Area One) - Central - This is the Pokemon Center on your way up the hill to the Flying Titan

How to Reach: Head up the mountain where rocks were rolling down and look over the left side to find this Gate.

 

Chien-Pao Legendary Pokemon Battle

Name: Chien-Pao
Level: 60
Type: Dark/Ice
Ability: Sword of Ruin - The power of the Pokemon's ruinous sword lowers the Defense stats of all Pokemon except itself.
Moves: Ruination, Sacred Sword, Sucker Punch, Icicle Crash

If you have a Skeledirge then Ruination and Icicle Crash are the only ways that this thing is going to do damage to you. There's an added benefit in Chien-Pao knowing Sucker Punch, if you're just throwing Ultra Balls to try to catch it then Sucker Punch will always fail.

Regardless of how strong your Pokemon is or what typing advantage you might have against this creature its Ruination attack will always split your remaining health in half.

 

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Developer
Game Freak
Publisher
The Pokemon Company
Platforms
Nintendo Switch
Release Date
November 18,2022
Genre
RPG