Does Great Tusk Respawn Pokémon? (How Many Times Can You Catch Great Tusk?)

Great Tusks are common in Area Zero in Pokémon Scarlet. However, the Quaking Earth Titan in the Asado Desert doesn’t respawn.

I remember facing the Quaking Earth Titan and hoping to capture it in its colossal form. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. I got a regular-sized Great Tusk, which wasn’t so bad 😏.

Plus, I returned to Area Zero and captured another one, which had me wondering how many times I could catch this Pokémon. Here’s what I learned…

How many times can you catch Great Tusk?

How many times can you catch Great Tusk?
Great Tusk. Image source: Pokemon

Great Tusk appears twice. The first in the Asado Desert and the second in Area Zero. Great Tusk is a Ground/ Fighting Pokémon that debuted in the Generation 9 games.

According to the lore, it’s related to Donphan and doesn’t evolve. Great Tusk is known for its savagery and is said to attack expedition teams that wander into its territory 🧐.

Here’s a table summarizing its stats 👇:


Ground/ Fighting


Paradox Pokémon



Egg Group








Sp. Attack


Sp. Defense




This Paradox Pokémon is one of the five Titans in Scarlet and Violet. Titan Pokémon protects Herba Mystica, a plant that grants special abilities to the legendary Mounts – Koraidon and Miraidon. Great Tusk protects the Sour Herba Mystica, which enables your Legendary Mount to glide.

Where does Great Tusk spawn the most?

Where does Great Tusk spawn the most?
Great Tusk spawn. Image source: Pinterest

Great Tusk commonly spawns in Area Zero. In fact, according to Pokémon Lore, the Great Tusk was first discovered in Area Zero two centuries ago. The explorers described it as a Donphan-like creature with unknown origins.

Area Zero is found deep within the Great Paldean Crater. It is accessible after completing the three main quests in the game – Victory Road, Path of Legends, and Starfall Streets.

As part of the endgame quest, Area Zero harbors rare and paradox Pokémon, including Great Tusk, Scream Tail, Flutter Mane, and Slither Wing 🤓.

How to catch Great Tusk in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

As mentioned, you can catch Great Tusk after completing the main storyline in Pokémon Scarlet. Here’s how:

How to catch Great Tusk in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet


  1. Defeat the final boss in Pokémon Scarlet and return to Area Zero.
  2. Teleport yourself to the crystal cave in Research Station 4.
  3. Once there, find a Great Tusk and face it.
  4. Choose a Water, Psychic, Flying, Grass, Fairy, or Ice Pokémon to face Great Tusk. A good example is Azumarill.
  5. Drop Great Tusk’s health to the red zone before throwing an Ultra Ball.

If you’re playing Pokémon Violet, trade with a Scarlet player. To do this, use the Link or Surprise trade features.

Using Link Trade

  1. Tap the Poke Portal and select “Link Trade.”
  2. Select “Link Code” to start trading with a friend.
  3. Enter the 8-digit code and choose a Pokémon. In this case, select Great Tusk.
  4. Hit “Trade it” to confirm.

Using Surprise Trade

This method doesn’t guarantee you’ll get Great Tusk, but it’s worth a try.

  1. Tap the Poke Portal and select “Surprise Trade.”
  2. Select the Pokémon you want to trade and click “Save.”
  3. Wait for a notification that your Surprise Trade is complete.
  4. Open the Poke Portal to see what you’ve got.

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