Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: How To Change Clothes, Where To Buy New Outfits 1
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In recent years, the Pokémon series has allowed us to customise our trainers. No longer are we stuck wearing Ash Ketchum's hand-me-downs — the drip displayed in games like Sword and Shield became legendary.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet maintains the customisable outfits, faces, and hair, but with one key difference: You're now a school kid in school uniform. Customisation is a little more limited as a result, but you can still show off your style! Here's how to change your clothes and appearance in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Fashion Tips for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

How to change clothes

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Once you have some new clothes in the bag, you can change into them at any time by pressing the Left directional pad button on the Joy-Con or the controller.

Navigate through the categories of clothing with the left and right buttons on the D-Pad, select the clothes you want to try on with the up and down buttons, and press A to try things on.

You can preview the outfit by pressing Y.

Can you alter/take off your uniform?

You can change between Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter outfits, but that's it. Your uniform stays on the whole time, sorry. The uniform colours will also match your game — an orangey red for Scarlet, and a blueish purple for Violet.

Here are the differences:

  • Spring: Long, skinny trousers, an off-white long-sleeved shirt with coloured cuffs, a tie, and suspenders.
  • Summer: A short-sleeved off-white shirt, a tie, and shorts.
  • Autumn: Knee-length shorts, an off-white long-sleeved shirt with coloured cuffs and a tie, and a puffy vest.
  • Winter: Long, skinny trousers, an off-white shirt with a tie, a blue jumper, and a grey long-sleeved zip-up blazer.

How to remove that stupid hat

Go into the hat menu and press X to get rid of the school hat. You can also do this with gloves, socks, and glasses.

Why aren't the hats loading?

Some hairstyles are incompatible with hats. If your hats aren't loading at all, this is probably why.

How to change Rotom Phone case

In the clothing menu, go all the way to the right to find your Rotom Phone cases. You can get new ones at Delibird Presents, and from a woman near the steps in Mesagoza.

How to change appearance

Press Y to open up the outfit menu, then press the + button to open the appearance menu. Here, you can change your face completely, from your eye shape to your makeup. You can also press the minus button to temporarily remove glasses and hats so you can preview your look better.

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How to change hairstyle

You can't change your hairstyle in this menu, unfortunately — you'll have to go to a salon. You can find these on your map in the big cities, where they'll appear as a scissors icon.

It costs $3,000 to change your hairstyle, so be sure you know what you want — but if you back out, it won't cost you anything.

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Where to buy new clothes

Clothes shops can be found in the cities — Mesagoza, Levicia, and Cascarrafa. Open the map while you're in one of these places and you'll see the shops marked on your map — the ones with a little T-shirt are the fashion boutiques. These will often appear as just "Fashion street", which is a row of fashion-focused shops.

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Here's what they sell:

  • Bagin's — bags
  • Capbourg — hats
  • Zapaldea — shoes
  • Sock Quarter — socks
  • Spec Shack — glasses
There are general fashion shops, too, with specific styles:
  • Rough & Tough — sporty and casual
  • Veracidad — high-end fashion (think designer brands and huge price tags)
  • Seguro Style — biker gear

The Teal Style Card

The Teal Style Card is a new Key Item introduced in The Teal Mask DLC, and it grants you more clothing and hairstyle options in the game.

How to get the Teal Style Card

Simple: Just progress through The Teal Mask's story.

You'll get the Teal Style Card from Carmine and Kieran's grandparents after you first meet them, which is right after you've found the first two Signboards in the Kitakami region with Kieran.

How to use the Teal Style Card

You don't actually need to do anything with the Teal Style Card, as once it's in your Key Items pocket, shopkeepers will spot it.

That being said, only clothing store owners and hairdressers across the Paldea region will notice it. Simply talk to them and you'll get a dialogue box acknowledging that you have the card on you. Then you'll be able to browse the clothes or hairstyles available.

What does the Teal Style Card do?

We've sort of mentioned this already, but the Teal Style Card lets you pick from a whole host of new clothing items from clothes shops, or hairstyles from hairdressers.

There aren't any new uniforms to buy, but there are new items like glasses, socks, shoes, hats, and gloves at multiple different stores across Paldea. As for hairstyles, there are now a handful op options at the hairdressers across the region.

To find the new styles, simply scroll through the shop's inventories, and anything with a little green card next to it means it's a new item unlocked with the Teal Style Card.

The Indigo Style Card

If you have access to The Indigo Disk DLC, you'll be able to get a brand new Style Card in The Indigo Style Card, unlocking new haircuts and clothes.

How to get the Indigo Style Card

Like with the Teal Style Card, you simply need to progress through the story of The Indigo Disk.

You get this pretty early on. In fact, you'll be given it shortly after you arrive at the Blueberry Academy — so within the first 30 minutes of the DLC.

How to use the Indigo Style Card

Again, just like the previous style card, you don't need to do a thing with the card. When you first walk into a store or salon, the clerk will spot the card and update their catalogues accordingly. Easy!

What does the Indigo Style Card do?

The Indigo Style Card unlocks even more new clothes and hairstyles for your character.

Once again, there are no new uniforms to buy — you'll get some during The Indigo Disk's story — but socks, tights, backpacks, glasses, shoes, hats, and gloves are all up for offer. If it has a little blue/indigo sticker next to the item, that means it's available with the Indigo Style Card.

Hopefully, even though we can't change our actual outfits, there's still enough customisation left to make your mark on the world and represent yourself in style.

Let us know if you have any other burning Pokémon Scarlet & Violet questions, and make sure to check out our Pokémon Scarlet & Violet walkthrough guides to see if we've already answered them!