How to ride Miraidon & Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet Violet: Unlock swimming, climbing & gliding modes

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Koraidon & Miraidon are a trainer’s primary mode of transportation around the region of Paldea. Here is how players can unlock their ability to swim, climb, & glide in Pokmon Scarlet & Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet have broken the mold of past games, with players meeting and teaming up with the Paldean Box Legendaries only minutes after starting a new save. That’s because Koraidon and Miraidon serve as the primary means of transportation around Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s vast open world.

Players can upgrade Koraidon and Miraidon to sprint, swim, glide, and even climb the sheerest cliffs, starting with the Legendary’s ride form. This guide will show players what they need to do to unlock all of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s mobility options.

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Fans looking to utilize their ride Pokemon to the fullest can check out our Sandwich making breakdown, which Gyms to battle first, or how to tackle the many Titans found through the new map. These guides will help with speedily unlocking every riding mode available.

How to ride Koraidon Miraidon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Although Koraidon & Miradion will join the player’s team early in their adventure, you won’t be able to ride them straight away. After you visit the Academy for the first time and obtain all three main questlines, Professor Sada or Turo will call the player in Director Clavell’s office and explain that they can ride the Legendary.

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This ability will activate as soon as the player leaves the school and talks to Nemona about the Treasure Hunt.

How to unlock swim, climb, and glide modes in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Titan pokemon locationsPictured are all five Titan locations in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

When you first get Koraidon or Miraidon – depending on the version you choose – you will only be able to ride them like a bike. This is because they are weakened and must regain their powers to regain their full strength.

For every Titan a trainer defeats on the Path of Legends, Koraidon will regain some of its strength. Each Titan Pokemon guards an Herba Mystica, which Koraidon/Miraidon eats to gain a new ability. The abilities unlock based on which Titan players defeat.

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  • Open Sky Titan/Bombirdier: Koraidon/Miraidon unlocks the ability to swim
  • Stony Cliff Titan/Klawf: Koriadon/Miraidon unlocks the ability to sprint
  • Lurking Steel Titan/Orthworm: Koraidon/Miraidon unlocks the ability to Jump higher
  • Quaking Earth Titan/Paradox Donphan: Koraidon/Miraidon unlocks the ability to glide
  • False Dragon Titan/Dondozo & Tatsugiri: Koraidon/Miraidon unlocks the ability to climb

And that’s all there is to upgrading Koraidon and Miraidon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Those looking to find out more about Pokemon Scarlet & Violet can check out our other guides below:

All new Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet | Starter Pokemon details | Scarlet & Violet Pokedex | What is Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s region? | Everything we know about Scarlet & Violet so far | What is Terastallizing? | All Paldean forms | All new characters