How to Find (& Catch) Iron Valiant

After completing the main campaign of Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, Trainers can access Area Zero, where they can find and catch Iron Valiant.

One of the coolest-looking Paradox pocket monsters in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is Iron Valiant, an android-like creature bearing a strong resemblance to Gardevoir and Gallade. Iron Valiant is a Fairy- and Fighting-type Pokémon that wields exceptionally high Atk, SpAtk, and Speed, making it one of the best counters to take Dragon-type pocket monsters in Paldea’s open world and high-level Tera Raid Battles. When selecting an optimal Nature for this Paradox pocket monster, bolstering its Speed or Atk is recommended, resulting in Adamant and Jolly being the best choices. To get this special fighter, Trainers must venture into the mysterious zone known as Area Zero.


Just like any Paradox pocket monster in the game, it is essential for Trainers to gain access to Area Zero if they want to find and catch Iron Valient in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Area Zero becomes accessible once players have completed the main campaign of Scarlet and Violet, which is composed of three storylines: Victory Road, Path of Legends, and Starfall Street. After the credits have rolled, Trainers can begin their postgame journey and start The Way Home, the storyline that has them enter Area Zero at the Zero Gate.

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Once players are free to roam Area Zero as they please, they must make their way to the zone accessed via Research Station No. 3. According to YouTuber Kibbles, Trainers must travel to the left of the massive cave to a stone archway after exiting the Research Station. A tree in Scarlet and Violet will be visible in the distance beneath the stone archway. After reaching this tree, turn left and look for a crevice between the fallen boulders. Between these rocks, players will find a small pathway leading into a large underground grotto, where they will encounter Iron Valiant in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Keep in mind that this pocket monster is exclusive for Violet users.

While Iron Valiant is not as powerful as the bosses players have faced throughout their adventure in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, this Paradox Pokémon can still be a formidable foe against those unprepared. As mentioned above, Trainers should not use Dragon-type combatants to fight this opponent. Bug-, Dark-, Fighting-, and Rock-type Pokémon should also not be used for this battle. Instead, players should use Poison-, Flying-, Psychic-, Steel-, and Fairy-type Pokémon to weaken Iron Valiant enough for an Ultra-Ball catch in Scarlet and Violet. Game8 states that it is possible that Iron Valiant might not spawn for some players in its lair. If this is the case, Game8 suggests catching or defeating all of the pocket monsters within the area to refresh spawned creatures, enabling Iron Valiant to appear in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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Source: Game8 | YouTube/Kibbles

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    Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

    Original Release Date:

    Game Freak


    RPG, Adventure, Action

    Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo, The Pokemon Company


    Pokemon returns in its next installment series: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Now set in a fictional locale based around Mediterranean Spain, players will traverse the land of Paldea as they continue catching the series’ classic and new Pokemon. New to this entry are unique Pokemon that can transform into vehicles, allowing players to traverse the world through new means- which helps with Scarlet and Violet’s new open-world approach. Players can tackle gym battles in any order they wish, with foes scaling to their level as they progress. Scarlet and Violet also introduce co-op exploration online and a new battle feature known as Terastallize.

    Online Co-Op, Online Multiplayer

    Pokémon Sword and Shield

    Single Player, Multiplayer

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