At the beginning of every major Pokémon journey, players must choose and settle on a starter Pokémon. You can pick from a fire, grass, or water starter, but you can’t pick whether they’ll be male or female. You can, however, abuse the save system until you get what you want! Today, we’re here to answer the question: What are the odds of male vs female starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Starter Pokémon Gender Ratios
In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Trainers can pick between the grassy cat Sprigatito, the fiery dinosaur Fuecoco, or the stylish water duck Quaxly. Each one has their own unique move set and abilities.
If you care about gender, this is where things can get a little annoying. All three starters have an 87.5% chance of being male, and a 12.5% chance of being female. This is how it’s been for the past couple mainline Pokémon games.
As you can probably guess, if you’re aiming for a female starter Pokémon, these odds can be troublesome. Your only hope is to start the game, get all the way up to the point where you select your starter Pokémon, then save the game.
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Now, pick your desired Pokémon and immediately check their gender. If it’s not the one you want, quit the game without saving and reload your game, then pick the Pokémon once more.
There’s nothing else to it besides luck. Just pick your Pokémon and hope that you get your desired gender. Depending on how unlucky you are, this may take several tries, but we hope that you only have to do this a couple of times, as the process gets old very fast.
We hope that answers any questions you had about the odds of male vs female starter Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If you have any other questions about gender ratios, let us know in the comments below!
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