To get Heavy-Duty Boots in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Trainers must defeat a certain number of Gym Leaders for the Held Item to be unlocked.
Trainers looking to protect their Pokémon’s feet or lower body from hazardous traps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are recommended to procure a Held Item known as Heavy-Duty Boots. Introduced in Generation VIII of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Heavy-Duty Boots is an existing item in the franchise that possesses the characteristics of protecting its holder from traps on the battlefield, such as Stealth Rocks, Spikes, Toxic Spikes, or Sticky Web. Unfortunately, encountering such hazards is not a common occurrence during one’s journey in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Nevertheless, there might come a moment in combat when Trainers might need this Held Item for their pocket monsters’ survival.
The Heavy-Duty Boots Held Item in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet can be purchased for ₽20,000 at the Levincia Branch of Delibird Presents. Similar to how the Razor Claw is exclusively sold at the Mesagoza Delibird Presents shop, players can only acquire Heavy-Duty Boots from the store in Levincia. Newcomers can reach this city by heading east of Mesagoza into South Province (Area Three). After following the main road eastward, they will eventually reach Artazon, from which they can travel north through East Province (Area Two). Finally, after crossing the zone’s river, they will reach Levincia.
How To Unlock Heavy-Duty Boots in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
However, according to the Youtube channel, Midnight Wolf that Heavy-Duty Boots will not be available for sale at the Levincia Branch of Delibird Presents in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet until at least four Gym Badges have been acquired. Which badges players obtain is not important as long as they get a total of four. For many Trainers, the Gym Leader Iono of the Levincia Gym will likely be the third Gym Leader they will face on their adventure. If fans continue to follow face Gym Leaders based on their level, the next opponent they must fight will be Kofu of the Cascarrafa Gym.
Accordingly, once Pokémon Scarlet and Violet players have defeated Kofu and received their fourth Gym Badge, they can travel back to Levincia and buy Heavy-Duty Boots from the city’s Delibird Presents. As noted earlier, the cost for this Held Item is relatively high in relation to its practicality in battle. Earning ₽20,000, especially during the early to midgame, might be challenging. To quickly farm Pokédollars in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Eurogamer suggests that players unlock the Amulet Coin as early as possible. This coin is a Held Item that doubles the prize money received from defeating NPC Trainers. To unlock the Amulet Coin, players must beat five Trainers in the West Province (Area Three) and then speak with the League Rep in Medali.
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
- Original Release Date:
- Game Freak
- RPG, Adventure, Action
- Nintendo Switch
- Nintendo, The Pokemon Company
- Pokemon returns in its next installment series: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Now set in a fictional locale based around Mediterranean Spain, players will traverse the land of Paldea as they continue catching the series’ classic and new Pokemon. New to this entry are unique Pokemon that can transform into vehicles, allowing players to traverse the world through new means- which helps with Scarlet and Violet’s new open-world approach. Players can tackle gym battles in any order they wish, with foes scaling to their level as they progress. Scarlet and Violet also introduce co-op exploration online and a new battle feature known as Terastallize.
- Online Co-Op, Online Multiplayer
- Pokémon Sword and Shield
- Single Player, Multiplayer