How to get Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar & Iron Thorns in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Larvitar, Pupitar, and Tyranitar in Pokemon Sword and ShieldThe Pokemon Company

Larvitar is returning for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, so we’ve put together a guide to help you find one, get its evolutions, Pupitar and Tyranitar, and locate the Future Paradox version, Iron Thorns.

One of the most popular Pokemon of all time is the pseudo-Legendary Tyranitar, so players jumping into Scarlet & Violet will probably wonder whether or not they can catch its pre-evolution Larvitar in the wild.

The good news is that this entire Pokemon family is available in the game – but only in one version.

Below, you’ll find out how to encounter Larvitar and its evolutions, Pupitar and Tyranitar, in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. We’ve also included details on its Future Paradox version, Iron Thorns.

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Where to find Larvitar in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Larvitar is exclusive to Pokemon Scarlet, and you can find it in multiple locations across the Paldea map, especially in caves or shady areas.

Two of the best locations to find a Larvitar early on include a cave to the western side of West Province (Area One) and Alfornada Caves at the southwestern corner of the map.

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Where to find Pupitar in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You can find Pupitar in the wild by searching a precise location: Alfornada Caverns.

This will be a much rarer encounter than Larvitar, so it will take some luck to find one. Also, remember that wild Pupitar will only spawn in Pokemon Scarlet.

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Where to find Iron Thorns in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The Future Paradox version of Tyranitar is a Rock/Electric-type Pokemon called Iron Thorns. Unlike the regular Tyranitar, this one is exclusive to Pokemon Violet.

Iron Thorns can only be found in Area Zero once you’ve completed the main game and the credits have rolled. Unlike Legendaries, you’ll be able to catch more than one of these Paradox forms.

How to evolve Larvitar into Pupitar

Larvitar evolves into Pupitar automatically when it reaches Level 30. There are no special items or tasks required to complete this evolution process.

How to evolve Pupitar into Tyranitar

Pupitar evolves into Tyranitar automatically when it reaches Level 55. There are no special items or tasks required to complete this evolution process.

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That’s everything you need to know about Larvitar and its evolutions! Check out some more Pokemon Scarlet & Violet guides below:

Where to find Noibat & Noivern in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Spiritomb in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Where to find Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff & Paradox Form in Scarlet & Violet | How to get Misreavus, Mismagius & Flutter Mane | How to get Delibird & Iron Bundle | How to get Makuhita, Hariyama & Iron Hands | How to get Basculin & Basculegion | Where to find Swablu & Altaria in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Sneasel, Weavile & Sneasler | Where to find Orthworm | Where to find Mimikyu in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Ditto in Scarlet & Violet | How to get Eevee & Eeveelutions in Scarlet & Violet | Where to find Fidough & Dachsbun | How to get all starters in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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