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Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet multiplayer co-op explained

Trying to find out more about Pokémon Scarlet multiplayer co-op and Pokémon Violet multiplayer co-op? We explain how to adventure in Paldea with friends

pokemon scarlet and violet multiplayer co-op 4 trainers posing in coop

It’s that time of year again. A new Pokémon game is here and if you are looking to spend hundreds of hours collecting all the latest creatures for our Pokedex. This time though we don’t have to go it alone thanks to Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet co-op multiplayer.

That’s right. Rather than having to adventure the lands of Paldea and grinding your way to 100% of the Pokedex alone, you’ll now be able to bring friends along for the adventure. With you and your pals taking the best Pokémon Violet and best Pokémon Scarlet Pokémon into battle, you’ll take down Tera Raids and other activities with ease. If you’re wondering how the Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet multiplayer co-op mode works, then you can rest easy. Read on below to find out everything we know about what to expect when you boot the game up.

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet co-op multiplayer explained

Pokémon Scarlet multiplayer and Pokémon Violet will have co-op multiplayer functionality completely, which is a first for the series. This will allow up to four of you to group up and explore the world of Paldea together.

To play in co-op, you first have to head to Union Circle. Once there, you will be able to invite up to three other players to join your game’s co-op session. Once everyone has joined your game, you can explore Paldea and battle the wild Pokémon that roam the region. Your party can also take part in Raid Battles together and collect Terastal Pokemon – the new Pokemon unique to Scarlet and Violet.

Co-op is fully functional throughout the experience. Although, with the technical issues both Scarlet and Violet have you may experience performance stutters and issues while playing. So, you won’t necessarily be in for a completely flawless running experience, much like playing the game alone.

That’s everything we know about Pokémon Scarlet multiplayer co-op and Pokémon Violet multiplayer co-op. To find out more about the games, read our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders guide, or you can learn all about the world of Paldea with our region guide.