Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Titans - Can you catch Titan Pokemon?

A Titan in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

A Titan in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
February 9, 2023: We now have a team full of Titans, and you can too.

The new quests in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will have you travel with fellow classman Arven to the 'lairs of the Titans' to look for the Herba Mystica, but what are the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Titans? We're working on the list, but we already have answers to things like whether you can catch Titan Pokemon and if they can be shiny.

Information is thin on the ground for now as we've only just been given a glimpse at these large and in-charge 'Mons, but we can assume there will be more than one, and that they won't mess around. We've seen one dominating the Stony Cliff already, so expect one for each major landmark at the very least.

For more on the new generation of Pokemon, read up on how to target Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet if you're having trouble catching airborne creatures. And knowing how to shiny farm Pokemon is something worth knowing if you're a collector.

Can you catch Titan Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet?

Though you certainly aren't given the option to catch any of the many titan Pokemon right after battling them, you can still nab them to have on your team. Once you've defeated a Titan Pokemon, you'll actually be able to find it again as a static encounter in the wild - which you can then catch like any other Pokemon. We fought Great Tusk, and then bumped into it in the wild as we left the desert.

It won't keep the gargantuan size of a true Titan Pokemon, but it will always be the biggest specimen of that species you can find, which means it'll automatically come with the Jumbo Mark and "the Great" title.

Can Titan Pokemon be shiny?

Sadly, no, Titan Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet are shiny-locked, meaning no amount of restarting your game will net you a shiny Titan Pokemon. Don't waste your time.

What are Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Titans?

The Titan Pokémon of the Paldea Region are guardians of the Herba Mystica, and they are much bigger and stronger versions of the Pokemon we're used to. They are part of the Path of Legends storyline where our trainers help out fellow student Arven to collect the mystical herbs, that are heavily guarded by the new Titans.

How many Titans are there?

In the trailer, we were introduced to our first Titan: a new Paldean Pokemon called Klawf. Based on a crab with rosy cheeks, there is a huge Titan version of the monster amongst normal-size specimens around the Stony Cliff. The trailer shows off a Sprigatito facing off against the giant crab.

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In total, there are five Titan Pokémon for us to locate and defeat across Paldea, and to get the Herba Mystica that they so urgently defend. Here are the titans:

  • Klawf, the Stony Cliff Titan
  • Bombirdier, the Open Sky Titan
  • Orthworm, the Lurking Steel Titan
  • Great Tusk or Iron Treads (depending on your game version), the Quaking Earth Titan
  • Dondozo and Tatsugiri, the False Dragon Titan

The titans have movesets that align with their types, and get stronger the further down the list you go. Klawf is level 16, whereas Tatsugiri is level 57.

Before the release of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, why not take a look at what the Paldea region has to offer with our handy guides: we introduce Nemona, our rival, and the region's two professors, and explain the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet terastal phenomenon that comes in Generation 9.

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