Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Beat The Final Boss 1
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If you're here, that means you're ready for the final challenge in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. And there are some pretty shocking revelations at the base of Area Zero — so be prepared for some tears.

STOP!! If you're here and you haven't reached Area Zero, Lab Zero, or haven't beaten the three main stories, go back now. This guide contains spoilers for the final boss of the game, including the truth behind the Great Crater of Paldea and the Paldea region.

Last chance...

Here's how to beat Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, how to beat the final boss, and how to get Koraidon or Miraidon.

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How to reach the final boss

When you're inside Zero Lab, events kick off. Speak to the professor — Sada in Scarlet and Turo in Violet — to find out what they're doing here, and why they've never left Area Zero. Keep talking to them until you're prompted to go down the elevator with them

This is your last chance to leave the area — as soon as you're ready, head down the elevator with them.

Once you reach the bottom, walk up to the professor to find out what you need to do — insert the Scarlet or Violet book into the pedestal in the centre of the room. This will trigger the final trainer fight of the game.

How to beat the professor

As you're fighting the professor, the person — and the team — will be entirely different depending on what Pokémon game you're playing. Paradox Pokémon are some of the strongest in the game, so you'll need to play your heart out.

Ground is a common weakness among three of AI Turo's Pokémon — if you have Earthquake on Clodsire, then you're cosy. Fairy is also a fantastic type here — Tinkaton and Gardevoir will cover this. Meowscarada is the best starter for this for its primary Grass-type, while Quaquaval's Fighting secondary type works well. Other backup Fairy types are good, but a Glimmora with Fairy, Rock, and Ground-type moves really helped us here. Just be careful of AI Turo's Iron Valiant, who is incredibly strong.

AI Professor Sada, Pokémon Scarlet

Professor Turo uses a team of all Ancient Paradox Pokémon. You've fought some of these before, but some are new, and all of these are level 66 or 67.

Fairy-type Pokémon are a great way to get started on this fight, and half of AI Turo's team is weak to Fairy, so Tinkaton and Gardevoir can hold their own here. Bug-type can helo clean up Brute Bonnet along with Flying-type, so we're partial to Volcarona with some Flying or Lokix with some Fighting-type moves. Koliwattrel is also a nice pick, as is Espathra for powerful pure Psychic damage.

Pokémon Level Type
Slither Wing Lvl 66 Big/Fighting
Sandy Shocks Lvl 66 Electric/Ground
Flutter Mane Lvl 66 Ghost/Fairy
Brute Bonnet Lvl 66 Grass/Dark
Scream Tail Lvl 66 Fairy/Psychic
Roaring Moon Lvl 67 Dragon/Dark

After you beat AI Sada, there's one more fight to take on.

AI Professor Turo, Pokémon Violet

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Professor Turo uses a team of all Future Paradox Pokémon. You've fought some of these before, but some are new, and all of these are level 66 or 67.

Ground is a common weakness among three of AI Turo's Pokémon — if you have Earthquake on Clodsire, then you're cosy. Fairy is also a fantastic type here — Tinkaton and Gardevoir will cover this. Meowscarada is the best starter for this for its primary Grass-type, while Quaquaval's Fighting secondary type works well. Other backup Fairy types are good, but a Glimmora with Fairy, Rock, and Ground-type moves really helped us here. Just be careful of AI Turo's Iron Valiant, who is incredibly strong.

Pokémon Level Type
Iron Moth Lvl 66 Fire/Poison
Iron Thorns Lvl 66 Rock/Electric
Iron Jugulis Lvl 66 Dark/Flying
Iron Hands Lvl 66 Fighting/Electric
Iron Bundle Lvl 66 Ice/Water
Iron Valiant Lvl 67 Fairy/Fighting

After you beat AI Turo, you'll have one last obstacle.

How to get Koraidon or Miraidon

Depending on your version, Sada or Turo will call out one last Pokémon — Sada will call out Koraidon in Scarlet, and Turo will call out Miraidon in Violet. There's a twist, though — you can't use your Pokémon!

Once you enter the battle, you'll notice your Pokéball is sealed. You can keep trying to throw out Pokémon while your friends encourage you, but there's only one option — bring out your very own Koraidon or Miraidon.

Go to the bottom of the Pokémon menu, select your mount Pokémon at the very bottom, and send them out to do battle. They'll transform from their regular transport form to their combat form.

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All you need to do is attack your opponent until you can Terastallize your Pokémon. You might need to heal your ally — so don't be afraid to use a Potion to bring them up to full health! As soon as you can Terastallize, do it, and use Tera Blast to win.

And that's it — once the credits roll, and your team leave Area Zero, you've beaten the game, saved the world, and Koraidon (Scarlet) / Miraidon (Violet) have been added to the Pokédex and can be used in battle!

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Congratulations on beating the game! There's still lots to uncover in Paldea, though. Have you completed the Pokédex? Have you tackled the postgame? No? Well, let us help you! Let us know if you found this walkthrough helpful, and find out where you can find more Pokémon, battles, items, and more, by checking out the rest of our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough guides.