Can You Get More Than One Paradox Pokémon? (How Many Paradox Pokémon Can You Catch?)

When Paradox Pokémon were announced as version-exclusives of Pokémon Violet and Scarlet, I was super excited to catch them all, and wondered how many I could get.

The answer I found out was that players can get as many Paradox Pokémon as they want.

Since my discovery, I have collected over ten of them with more to go.

If you also want to get Paradox Pokémon, keep reading because this article has all the information you’re looking for.

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How Many Paradox Pokémon Can You Catch?

How Many Paradox Pokémon Can You Catch?
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Pokémon trainers can catch as many Paradox Pokémon as they wish 🤩. In Pokémon Scarlet, Paradox Pokémon are from the past, while in Violet, they are from the future.

For both versions, Paradox Pokémon behave just like wild Pokémon, so there is no limit to how many you can get (unlike Ultra Beasts and Legends).

They roam in the Great Area of Paldea (Area Zero), so capturing them is easy. The only Paradox Pokémon that trainers are limited 🚫 from getting are Koraidon and Miraidon since they have to be caught when you return to the Zero Lab from Area Zero after defeating the game.

Do Paradox Pokémon Respawn More Than Once?

Do Paradox Pokémon Respawn More Than Once?
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According to experienced Pokémon players, Paradox Pokémon can respawn after completing some story events and beating the final boss. Their respawn rate is approximately 15-30 minutes ⏱.

In this manner, Paradox Pokémon spawn just like Ultra Beasts, meaning you can have multiple Paradox Pokémon saved on the same file after your Pokémon creature spawns in an area.

Paradox Pokémon are known to have quite high catch rates, so with Poke Balls, you can easily catch them once they respawn.

What Is The Rarest Paradox Pokémon?

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Miraidon, or the Iron Serpent, is widely considered to be the rarest Paradox Pokémon. With 24 Paradox Pokémon in total, some are considered harder to catch than the rest, but not necessarily because of their catch rates (since it is the same) but because of traits that certain Paradox Pokémon have.

Find out more about these rare Pokémon in the table below:


Paradox Pokémon



Miraidon/Iron Serpent

Is the poster Legendary Pokémon for Violet. It is powerful and immune to paralysis and has the Hadron Engine Ability to avoid moves like Sing.


Koraidon/ Winged King

Has the lowest catch rate in Scarlet (1.6%) and the Ability Orichalcum Pulse, which makes its attack stats high.


Iron Valiant

Second most powerful Paradox Pokémon in Violet and is a Fairy/Fighting type with wide coverage and impressive stats.


Roaring Moon

Is a Dark/Dragon type based on Mega Evolved Pokémon and can only be found in a specific Area Zone cave. It also has a low spawn rate.


Iron Thorns

Is a Rock/Electric type Pokémon based off Mechagodzilla with a docile yet powerful attack.

How To Catch Paradox Pokémon

How To Catch Paradox Pokémon
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To find most of the Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, trainers need to explore the Great Crater of Paldea, 🏔️ otherwise known as Area Zero.

To do this, you must complete the three main paths in the game and reach the last credits to discover all the Paradox Pokémon.

If you want to get them in The Indigo Disk DLC, trainers must complete a side quest, which entails filling their Blueberry Pokedox with at least two hundred fresh entries.

Thereafter, Perrin will open the Crater of Paldea regions in Iron Crown, Gouging Fire, Raging Bold, and Iron Boulder for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Another way of catching Ancient Paradox Pokémon in Pokémon Violet is by trading.

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