Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Purple Stake locations - How to open Grasswither Shrine

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Grasswither Shrine in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Have you spotted a weird door in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet but aren't sure how to open it? That could very well be Grasswither Shrine, and you'll need to track the eight Purple Stake locations to get inside. Whether you've found a couple already or haven't yet started the hunt, bag yourself a powerful legendary Pokemon by following along.

The Paldea region is vast and diverse. In it, you can find wide plains, high mountains, lakes, and deserts. And it's incredibly fun to explore, especially when you look for the region's secrets. And this Purple Stake locations walkthrough can make a tricky task a total breeze.

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And while you are here, make sure to check our guide on how to use Poké Portal in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Also, we have an article on how to get Eevee in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet if you're looking to work toward filling those Pokedex spots.

How to open Grasswither Shrine in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

There are four different Shrines in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet hidden in different corners of the Paldea region and securely locked.

You can have the academy's history teacher mark their locations on your map by entering the correct history answers throughout the classes and exams, but it's only for the sake of convenience: you don't need to do this to find and open the shrines.

Whether you've completed the classes or not, you can seek out the eight Purple Stake locations scattered around the shrine's adjacent areas. Interacting with each will slowly break down the chains keeping the legendary Pokemon of Grasswither Shrine securely locked away.

Once you've pulled them all from the ground, you'll have a chance to fight and catch it.

To help in that mission, you can easily find all eight Purple Stakes by following along with our step-by-step guide below.

Purple Stake in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Purple Stake Locations

Well, during your journey, you must have found at least one or several strange Stakes of different colors stuck in the ground. There are a total of 32 Stakes you can find, 8 of each color. And each set of 8 Stakes is the key to unlocking one of the four Shrines.

So, as we said, for the Grasswither Shrine, you have to find and pull the Purple Stakes out of the ground. It is a task for which you will spend quite a lot of time. Therefore, to make your life easier below, you can check the locations of each of the eight Purple Stakes.

First Purple Stake location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

First Purple Stake

The first Purple Stake is quite easy to find. It is very close to the Grasswither Shrine. Just climb the rock and go a little to the north.

Second Purple Stake location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Second Purple Stake

The next Purple Stake is far northeast of the first location near Artazon. You can fly to one of the Pokémon Centers in the city. Then go up the hill to the west of Artazon and pull the Stake out of the ground.

Third Purple Stake location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Third Purple Stake

To get to this Purple Stake, you must head northwest towards The Great Crater of Paldea. The location you need is between South Province (Area Three) and East Province (Area One). On top of one of the rock formations, you can find the third Purple Stake.

Fourth Purple Stake location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Fourth Purple Stake

This Purple Stake is located southwest of the previous location. You can fly to the Pokémon Center in the east part of Mesagoza and go a little further east to save time. On top of one of the pillar-shaped stone formations, you'll find the Stake you need.

Fifth Purple Stake location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Fifth Purple Stake

The fifth Purple Stake is located not far from the fourth. Move further southwest to the river separating Mesagoza and South Province (Area One). Jump onto one of the ledges next to the bridge, and you'll find a Stake.

Sixth Purple Stake location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Sixth Purple Stake

To find the sixth Purple Stake, you must head south to South Province (Area Five). Your destination is the top of a very large plateau. It is a rounded plateau, so you can easily find it on the map.

Seventh Purple Stake

This Purple Stake is located between the previous location and Los Platos. Go south from Mesagoza to reach it if you've done things in a different order. Explore the tops of the plateau in this location and you'll find the penultimate Purple Stake.

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Eighth Purple Stake

Finally, you can find the eighth Purple Stake by walking a few steps. Go south from Los Platos and you should spot a high rock with a semicircle shape. Climb on the top and pull out the last Purple Stake.

How to find Grasswither Shrine in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Once you've pulled all eight Purple Stakes out of the ground, you'll hear a mysterious cry, which is the signal that the Grasswither Shrine is open.

Grasswither Shrine is located in South Province (Area One), on the southeast of the Paldea region. Unfortunately, there are no places near the Shrine where you can fly to shorten the path. To get there conveniently, move southwest from the Pokémon Center between South Province (Area One) and South Province (Area Five).

Once you've been near Grasswither Shrine, you can fast-travel there at any time.

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How to get Wo-Chien in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Once you've found all of the Purple Stakes, simply fly to the Grasswither Shrine and interact with it to encounter Wo-Chien. This Legendary Dark and Grass-type Pokémon is level 60, so you will need to prepare before trying to catch it.

Try your luck with a Quick Ball at the start, then opt for Dusk Balls before switching to Timer Balls after around turn seven to maximize your chances of success. It's a powerful Pokemon. The longer you spend trying to catch it, the more you risk wiping out.

To whittle it down, we recommend using Poison, Ice, Flying, Bug, Fighting, Fire, and Fairy-type Pokemon to hit its weaknesses. Try to bring False Swipe into play and then apply a non-volatile status condition with moves like Spore, Thunder Wave, Glare, Yawn, or Sleep Powder. Nuzzle at the start of the fight can work wonders.

How to open the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shrines

To get the rest of the legendary Pokemon hidden behind the big doors, check out the other stake locations guides. Grasswither Shrine is just one of four, meaning there are still 24 stakes for you to find out there.

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That's all you need to know about Purple Stake Locations and how to open Grasswither Shrine in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. And although it will take a long time to find all the Purple Stakes, the reward is worth it. And while you are still here, make sure to check our guide on how to get Nature Mints and change Pokemon natures in Scarlet and Violet.