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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Open World Collectibles Explained

Many items are scattered throughout Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Collectibles
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, like Arceus before it, allows players to once again experience an open world adventure while attempting to catch them all. Oftentimes, that means finding plenty of items along the way. That’s why we’re here, to break down open world collectibles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Collectibles Guide

There are three different indicators for collectibles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, with each differing slightly in terms of what you’ll find. Below, we’ll show you what to look out for while making your way through the game.

Shiny Items

Finding Collectibles Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
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Nothing but a yellow/gold shimmer means that players can pick up anything ranging from berries or Pokeballs to materials for TMs and other items. Just walk up to where you see a shiny item and hit A.

Pokeballs with Reddish Glow

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Collectibles
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Unlike the shine above, these items will be a little more obvious to spot. Pokeballs surrounded by a reddish glow may also contain berries and Pokeballs, as well as materials and other items — such as potions, antidotes, and revives — or anything else that will aid your Pokemon inside or outside of battle.

Pokeballs with Yellow Glow

Collectibles Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
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This is where the main difference between these collectibles comes into play. Once more, you’ll notice a Pokeball lying around, but if it has a yellow-red glow around it, then that means you’ve found a TM. Otherwise, TMs can be acquired by defeating gym leaders or through purchasing and crafting at a Pokemon Center.

That’s all you need to know about open world collectibles in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. For more in-game tips and tricks, you’ve come to the right place. Twinfinite has other guides answering how to get Happiny dust and if there’s a National Pokedex, as well as endless information at the links below.

About the author

Shaun Ranft

Shaun Ranft is a Freelance Writer for Twinfinite, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who has been with the site and writing about games in general since 2022. While he typically covers any major sports title, he also cannot get enough of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Fallout: New Vegas, The Outer Worlds, Arkham, and the Horizon series.

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