How To Unlock Hidden Abilities In Pokemon SV

The abilities of various Pokemon are one of the staples of the franchise, but there are some which remain as well unless brought out. The same is the case in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV) too, where you will have to jump a few hoops in order to equip your Pokemon with their hidden abilities.

It is a fairly straightforward process, but what really changes around is the chances of getting the hidden abilities unlocked in the game. This is because not all Pokemon that you catch will be able to offer you hidden abilities.

That is because there are specific types and situations where you have to catch them. In that regard, the following guide will help players in understanding how hidden abilities work and why it is tough to get them. 

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Director Clavell

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV): How to unlock Hidden Abilities

There are a number of situations in which you can catch Pokemon. They are available in the wild, during battles, and in Raids. Nevertheless, there are some distinctions when it comes to bringing out the hidden abilities in them.

It is generally hard for players to unlock them through the normal catching of Pokemon. Even the use of Ability Capsule has not helped matters in terms of equipping certain Pokemon with their hidden abilities. 

There is a slight chance you will see the effect you want when going after the Pokemon you collect via Raids. There have been instances of players getting the hidden ability of Pokemon through this method, but once again, you will have to use Ability Capsule and like, hope for the best.

The certainty of getting hidden abilities is never a full 100%, which means there will be some sort of disappointment for most players. 

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Abilities

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (SV): What to do if no hidden abilities can be found

For players who have not yet received hidden abilities, there will be a ton of opportunities as you keep progressing through the game. Given the vast array of Pokemon on offer, there will be some of them for whom you will find hidden abilities.

You have to keep trying on Pokemon you find through winning Raids and even in the wild. There is about a 50-50 chance that your Ability Capsules will work, which will in turn bring out the hidden abilities. 

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Hidden Abilities Capsule

If you are unable to get them for your favorite Pokemon, that is just tough luck. But do keep in mind that using up all of your Ability Capsules on a few Pokemon is never an ideal way to go, especially in the latter stages of the game. You would want to save them for the better-class Pokemon that appear as you go on.

Thus, that is all the information players need when it comes to hidden abilities in the two versions of Generation 9. There are more than 100 new Pokemon for you to explore and find their hidden abilities, so getting bored if a few of them fail is out of the question. Once you receive a few hidden abilities, you are all set. 

Last Updated on November 22, 2022

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