Did you know that you catch a second Koraidon and Miraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet? If not, we’re here to help but please be mindful that minor spoilers for the game’s storyline ahead.
The Paradox Pokémon is a companion throughout your adventure, and after completing the game’s three branching storylines – Victory Road, Path of Legends and Starfall Street – you will reunite with Nemona, Arven and Penny to descend into the Great Crater of Paldea. Responding to an urgent distress call from Professor Sada (or Professor Turo), in The Way Home, you will begin a long trek to reach the Area Zero Lab that lies in its depths to discover what has happened.
We won’t say much more than that but after you have The Way Home’s story content, your Koraidon (or Miraidon) will regain the confidence to turn into Battle Form. It needs to be in Battle Form to remain in your party, but this can become irritating as it means that you are unable to use its Ride Form to speed your way around the Paldea region.
The answer is the chance to catch the second Koraidon (or Miraidon) that you had a pivotal encounter with, made even easier if you choose to use the Master Ball now in your possession.
After the credits and Ed Sheeran‘s Celestial conclude, fly back to the Zero Gate and re-enter the facility. Use the teleporter to warp yourself to Research Station No. 4, before exiting to make your way down to the Zero Lab. Rather than enter it, you will want to run around to the rear of the building where you will find the Koraidon (or Miraidon) waiting for your next confrontation on a raised slope. Head up to the Paradox Pokémon, and interact with it (A Button) to start the battle.
Whether you choose to battle and catch it normally or simply use the Master Ball, the fact that there is a second in the game means that you can either keep it in your party more easily (rather than having to constantly change your companion from Ride Form into Battle Form) or trade it with someone playing Pokémon Violet (or Pokémon Scarlet) for their second Miraidon (or Koraidon).
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are now available at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide.