How to get Rare Candy & Exp Candy in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

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Rare Candy and Exp Candy locations were previously pretty easy to find in Pokemon games, but Scarlet & Violet shake things up. Here, we’ll explain how you can find both and how it’s changed.

The Paldea region opened its doors on November 18, allowing Pokemon trainers and shiny Pokemon hunters the world over to start ticking monsters off their Gen 9 Pokedex.

One thing at the top of every trainer’s list, from the early game to the late game, will be to level up their Pokemon team to take on Gym leaders. And an easy method to do that is through Rare Candy items.

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Here, we’ll show you how to find Rare Candies and EXP Candy in the latest installment of the Pokemon game series.

How to find Rare Candy locations in Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Rare Candy locations in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet work a little differently to normal, making them arguably more difficult to find.

The Rare Candies will be spawning at random, rather than at set points on the map. Though, there is a trick to see them.

  1. Load up Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
  2. Pick a location you would like to choose for Rare Candy hunting.
  3. Run around until you find a Pokeball on the floor, with a large pink flame above it.
  4. Approach the item and walk over it to collect.
  5. Pick up your Rare Candy and off you go!

Rare Candy items appear as PokeBalls, as seen below:

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Rare Candy can be found like this in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

A Rare Candy will raise the level of a Pokemon by one, no matter how many experience points you might need for it – as returning fans will know by now. That’s what makes them so popular!

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How to get Exp Candy in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

If you’re looking to earn Exp Candy – which awards experience to a Pokemon when used on one – the method is also relatively simple. You need to take part in high-level raids to get them.

The higher the raid level, the higher the level of Exp Candy you will earn. Taking on five and six-star Tera Raids will net players with an abundance of Large and Extra large Exp Candy.

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How to farm Rare Candy & EXP Candy

The most reliable and effective way to pick up Rare Candies in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is to enter Tera Raids, where they are given as rewards.

Here is the full event schedule for Tera Raids. You can also check out our guide for the Best ways to level up fast in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

For more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides, check these out 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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