Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics

Enjoy a Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnic out in the Paldean sunshine with the help of our guide, and learn how you can pick up some eggs from your basket

Pokemon Scarlet and VIolet picnics: several players gather round a picnic taking a picture

The Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics mechanic allows you to set up a bench, prepare some food, and share a tasty treat with all your cuddly creatures. It seems functionally quite similar to the Pokémon Sword and Shield campsites, but fittingly, there’s just something a bit more Mediterranean about a picnic, right? Let’s crack out a bowl of Smolivs and a few slices of cured Lechonk, and tuck into the guide.

For even more great guides on the latest Pokémon generation, be sure to read our articles covering Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Titan Pokémon, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Terastal Pokémon, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet multiplayer, and the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet legendaries.

Let’s tuck into the tapas of knowledge, the sharing platter of information, and the great big bowl of insight we like to call our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics guide.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics

Pokemon Scarlet and VIolet picnics:a trainer leans down to look at a Sprigatito

What are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics?

Much like camping in Sword and Shield, the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics mechanic allows you to take a moment of respite, letting up to six Pokémon out of their Pokéballs, to give them a wash, play with them, and even take photos of them. Still, the biggest draw of the picnic is for sure Pokémon Scarlet and Violet recipes, and the special effects they contain between the layers of bread. If you want to find the best treat for your team, check out the guide linked above.

Pokemon Scarlet and VIolet picnics: a trainer looks at a picnic table

How do I access Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics?

You can access Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics via the pause menu once you’ve progressed past the intro and to the lighthouse, this takes approximately 60-90 minutes.

How do I receive eggs during Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics?

If you want to try your hand at Pokémon Scarlet and Violet breeding you must have two Pokémon in your party from the same egg group and, of course, ensure they’re each a different gender (unless you happen to have a Ditto, this lil blob can breed with anyone they choose). From there, eggs will start to appear in the picnic basket without you needing to walk anywhere.

The eggs will stack in your basket and you can collect them anytime. They’ll fill empty slots in your party and then transfer to your boxes when you run out of room.

Pokemon Scarlet and VIolet picnics: a player looks in a picnic basket and discovers an egg

What does cooking do in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics?

While enjoying Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics, players can approach the bench and choose to prepare food. This is made up of ingredients that you can buy from shops in various areas, you then assemble the food yourself, with the quality of the meal deciding the effectiveness of its boosts.

Well, we have well and truly explored this picnic basket, and we’re left with nothing but crumbs. For more assistance on your Paldean exploration, check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders guide.