Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have now been released meaning trainers from all over the world are able to hop on their Koraidon or Miraidon and set out across the Paldea Region. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are the first completely Open World Pokemon game that has been released, but you might still find yourself getting blocked off from progression. In this How To Upgrade Your Ride Pokemon Guide, we'll go over what you need to do to unlock more abilities for Koraidon/Miraidon.
How do I get Koraidon and Miraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
Shortly after you start the game you'll get access to a rideable Pokemon. For Pokemon Scarlet it's box legendary Koraidon, for Pokemon Violet it's box legendary Miraidon. By pressing the Plus button you can hop on Koraidon/Miraidon and travel across Paldea faster than your normal walking rate and jump over low barriers but there's a lot more that Koraidon and Miraidon can learn.
In order to upgrade your ride Pokemon you need to feed Koraidon and Miraidon the mysterious Herba Mystica, these are obtained after defeating Titan Pokemon as part of the Path of Legends storyline. This is one of the three major story paths in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
What is the best order to take on the Titan Pokemon?
With Pokemon Scarlet and Violet being an open-world adventure the order in which you should take on these Titan Pokemon isn't always clear. You might stumble into a fight that's way over your head with no chance of winning. Listed below are the approximate levels that your Pokemon should be in order to stand a fighting chance. If you're up for a challenge then try to approach it under-leveled by 3-5 levels, and if you want to take them down with no worries then just keep leveling up!
The following order is recommended for you to follow while tracking down the Titan Pokemon:
- Stony Cliff Titan - Level 18
- Open Sky Titan - Level 25
- Lurking Steel Titan - Level 25
- Quaking Earth Titan - Level 35
- False Dragon Titan - Level 50
Confronting each Titan Pokemon consists of a few steps. After locating the Titan Pokemon you will battle against it one-on-one, after reducing it to ~15% health it will retreat. It will destroy a wall revealing a cave nearby where it has a Herba Mystica it can eat. Once it has powered up further you'll fight it once more, this time as a double battle with Arven. After defeating it this time you'll then obtain the Herba Mystica and get a new upgrade for Koraidon/Miraidon.
How to upgrade your ride Pokemon?
The upgrades to Koraidon and Miraidon directly correlate to which of the Titan Pokemon you take on and defeat. Listed below are all of the Titan Pokemon and what upgrade they correlate to. You can complete the Titan Pokemon quests out of order to get upgrades in a different order but the path of least resistance will be to complete them in a linear fashion.
Stony Cliff Titan - Dash
With the Dash upgrade you can now run further across land by pressing the A button when running with Koraidon/Miraidon. An added benefit to the increased boost of speed is that Koraidon/Miraidon will have a further horizontal leap. This will make leaping across narrow river gaps more feasible.
Open Sky Titan - Swim
With the Swim upgrade landing in water will no longer respawn you on the shore. Koraidon/Miraidon can now move through bodies of water. If you aren't riding your legendary Pokemon and happen to fall into water your Pokemon will immediately appear.
Lurking Steel Titan - Higher Jump
By holding down the Jump button when riding Koraidon/Miraidon you'll now be able to reach new heights. This coupled with the Dash makes leaping over rivers extremely easy and will also open up access to a lot of new areas across the map.
With this upgrade, you'll have access to the whole map.
Quaking Earth Titan -Glide
The Glide gives Koraidon/Miraidon the ability to glide for a short while after leaping. This glide is not a constant glide like Braviary's in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Instead, Koraidon/Miraidon will glide parallel to the ground before the glide will lose effectiveness and you'll start to quickly fall to the ground.
If you activate your glide after falling for a while Koraidon/Miraidon will rise rapidly for a few moments.
False Dragon Titan - Climb Surfaces
Approaching any wall will allow Koraidon/Miraidon to scale the surface vertically. Much like Sneasler in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. There are certain surfaces that you will be unable to climb such as most buildings in towns, and the rock wall to the North-East of the map.
Final Upgrade - Battle Form
This upgrade is not tied to any Titan Pokemon or Herba Mystica but instead is unlocked as part of the storyline at the end of the game. This upgrade takes place during the True Ending which is only obtained after completing all three main storylines.