Skip to content

How to Check a Pokemon‘s Size in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

With over 100 new Pokemon to discover in the Paldea region, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet allow players unprecedented freedom to explore the open world and encounter wild Pokemon. But did you know that not all Pokemon are the same size, even within the same species? Read on to learn expert tips for evaluating your Pokemon‘s dimensions in the game.

The Significance of Pokemon Sizes

– Provide background on why size variance exists in Pokemon games and how it affects battle properties/stats
– Explain how knowing size can influence training strategy and moveset decisions
– Reference examples like Snorlax or Steelix that have noticeably large variants

In the Pokemon world, monsters of the same species can vary significantly in height and weight. This size variance influences a Pokemon‘s stats and performance in battle. Larger Pokemon generally have higher HP and physical defense, while smaller ones are more agile and evasive.

As a strategic Pokemon trainer, knowing your Pokemon‘s size can help optimize your battle preparations. You may want to train a bulkier, defensive moveset for a large Onix. But for a petite Onix, you‘d develop an evasion strategy to avoid attacks instead of absorbing damage.

Some Pokemon like Snorlax or Steelix are especially known for having gigantic variants that act as formidable tanks in battle. Discovering an oversized specimen of a formidable species is a thrill for any seasoned Pokemon trainer.

Locating the Size Checker in Mesagoza

To get an expert evaluation of your Pokemon‘s size, you‘ll need to visit the NPC Size Checker found in Mesagoza:

– Provide more details on her exact location
– Describe the interaction process step-by-step
– Insert screenshot visuals demonstrating the size check sequences

The Pokemon Size Checker can be found just west of Mesagoza, standing near some blue and yellow flowers. Interact with her and confirm that you want a size analysis conducted on your Pokemon. She will then prompt you to send out the specific Pokemon you want evaluated.

[insert screenshot of checker location]

After you select the Pokemon, the Size Checker will analyze its dimensions and comment on whether it is smaller or larger than average. Her dialogue box will state for example, "This Galarian Meowth is a bit punier than usual!" or "Your Pikachu is quite an immense specimen!".

[insert screenshot of size check interaction]

With this expert NPC‘s insights, you‘ll know precisely how your Pokemon‘s size stacks up compared to their species‘ normal range.

Using Visual Cues to Estimate Size

In addition to the Size Checker, there are other visual cues that can indicate a Pokemon‘s relative size:

– Describe noticing size differences when Pokemon are positioned together
– Explain how overworld and battle sprites scale to reflect size
– Discuss elevation on back when riding larger Pokemon

When you have multiple Pokemon following you in the overworld, you can observe size contrasts as they stand next to each other. If your Quaxly looks noticeably smaller than your Fuecoco, it‘s likely more diminutive.

During battles, larger Pokemon appear bigger in their fight animations and sprites on the field. The scaling helps remind you of their impressive size.

Finally, when riding certain mountable Pokemon like Koraidon and Miraidon, your character‘s elevation can reflect the Pokemon‘s height. Sitting further off the ground implies a larger mount.

Spawning Size Variants through Exploration

As you journey through Paldea, you can increase your chances of encountering size variants by:

– Discuss chaining catches of the same Pokemon in one area
– Explain using Picnics to spawn more overworld Pokemon
– Provide tips on locations more likely to have large/small variants

To find Pokemon with noticeable size differences, try catching multiple of the same species consecutively in one location. Chaining catches improves your odds of spawning size outliers.

Picnics are another great method, since they respawn the Pokemon in the immediate vicinity. Set up Picnics and check the newly spawned Pokemon for any size standouts.

Certain areas like the mountains may spawn larger variants more frequently, while small forest Pokemon tend to be more petite. Make sure to explore diverse biomes thoroughly.

With dedication and these pro tips, you‘ll be encountering record-breaking giant Pokemon and tiny miniature ones in no time!