Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Vitamins – How to buy and what they do

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Vitamins – How to buy and what they do
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How do you buy Vitamins in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? What do Vitamins do to help your Pokemon? In the open world of Paldea, Vitamins are more important than ever if you want your Pokemon to grow up to be big and strong.

If you are searching for vitamins, you will need some cash. You might want to know how to get nuggets in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet so you can get some more Poke Dollars. You might also be wondering how to find items like the Razor Claw in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Vitamins are important stat-boosting items in the Pokemon games. This guide will show you how to get Vitamins and what they are used for in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

What are Vitamins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet how to buy Vitamins

Vitamins were introduced in Generation I as means to boost the various stats of Pokemon and Power Points of their moves. Vitamins work by adding Effort Values(EVs) to the Pokemon ingesting them. Effort Values determine how much additional stats your Pokemon gets when they level up.

There are other items called Feathers that act similarly to Vitamins but they give less EVs per stat as compared to Vitamins. Using Vitamins and Feathers on Pokemon also has a small side effect of increasing their friendship with you.

The types of vitamins you can find are:

VitaminEffect
CalciumRaises the Special Attack EVs of the Pokemon by 10, up to a maximum of 252.
CarbosRaises the Speed EVs of the Pokemon by 10, up to a maximum of 252.
HP UpRaises the Hit Point EVs of the Pokemon by 10, up to a maximum of 252.
IronRaises the Defense EVs of the Pokemon by 10, up to a maximum of 252.
ProteinRaises the Attack EVs of the Pokemon by 10, up to a maximum of 252.
ZincRaises the Special Defense EVs of the Pokemon by 10, up to a maximum of 252.
PP UpRaises the PP of a chosen move by a fifth of its base PP.
PP MaxRaises the PP of a chosen move by the maximum amount, which is eight-fifths of its base PP.

Where to Buy Vitamins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Vitamins can be bought from the Chansey Supply stores for 10,000 Pokedollars each. To unlock Vitamins, you need to have obtained at least 3 Gym Badges. 

There are five shops that players can find in:

  • Mesagoza (two locations)
  • Levincia
  • Cascarrafa
  • Montenevera

You can also bid in auctions for Vitamins when they appear in the Porto Marinada Market. Make sure to finish Kofu’s gym challenge first in order to gain access to the auctions. 

Did you know?

Each type of Vitamin has a specific effect on a single stat of the Pokemon that ingests it. For instance, Iron raises a Pokemon’s special defense stat. The most a Pokemon can take of each vitamin is 10 and it is deteremined by their Stat EXP.

Other Possible Sources of Vitamins in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

There are few possible sources of free Vitamins. One is going through the map of Paldea. Vitamins can be found in the overworld. You may encounter a Vitamin every now and then in the fields as you go through your Pokemon Journey.

Vitamins are also a possible reward from the Academy Ace Tournament. This is only accessible at the later portion of the game and vitamins are a rare reward, but it is also a great way for you to farm some money and experience along the way.

Now that you know all about Vitamins, make sure you prep yourself for the DLC. You should check out all the new and returning Pokemon in the Indigo Disk DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Vitamins – FAQ

How many Vitamins can a Pokemon take in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

A Pokemon can take up to 10 of each vitamin. This is also determined by the amount of Stat EXP they have.

What is a Pokemon’s max Stat EXP in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

A Pokemon’s max Stat EXP is 100 for each stat. Vitamins raise their current Stat EXP by 10 with each use.