Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have many items in the game that can be obtained by the players throughout the game. All of the items are used for certain purposes or to give certain types of Buffs to the Pokémon. One of the most unusual but useful items that you can get in the game is Bottle Cap. The Bottle Caps allow players to put their Pokémon into Hyper Training to increase their IVs or Stats.
In this guide, we’ll explain you how to get Bottle Caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
What are Bottle Caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Bottle Caps are like special currency in the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that are accepted by the Pokémon Trainer that enhance the Stats of your Pokémon through Hyper Training. There is only one NPC that does Hyper training in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and he can be found in Montenevera city. It is in the snow area of the map and you will reach that area as you progress further in the game.
How to Get Bottle Caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
There are two types of Bottle Caps in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Normal Bottle Caps and Gold Bottle Caps. Both of these Bottle Caps will be available after a certain progression in the main story paths of the game. The Normal Bottle Caps will be available for the players when they have obtained Six Gym Badges. The Normal Bottle Caps will be available to buy from the Delibird Shops in different major towns of the Paldea Region.
NOTE: The Gym Badges can be obtained in any order so players can get any six gym badges to unlock Bottle Caps.
The Gold Bottle Caps are available once players have completed the game and they will be given as rewards in the Post-Game Tournaments or can be found at the Auction House in Porto Marinada. The auction for Gold Bottle Caps can take place up to hundreds of thousands of Poke Dollars.
Once players have obtained any Six Gym Leader Badges, the Bottle Caps will be available at Dailibird Presents Shops in the Paldea Region. Players will be able to buy the Bottle Caps from the Delibird Shops in Mesagoza, Cascarrafa, and Levincia. All three of these are major towns of the Paldea Region and players will be able to buy the Bottle Caps from any Delibird Shops in these towns.
The Normal Bottle Caps are listed under the General Goods section of the store and the price for 1x Bottle Cap is 20,000 Poke Dollars. The price for the bottle cap is high due to obvious reasons and players will have to buy more Bottle Caps if they need to increase more than 1 stat of their Pokémon.
The Normal Bottle Caps will also be available at the Porto Marinada after obtaining six gym badges so you can go to the Auction House as well to see if you find any NPC who has put Bottle Caps on Auction. You can also get lucky to find more than one Bottle Cap at the Auction House because some NPCs sell more than one quantity of an item. If you can get 10x Bottle Cap in 100,000 – 120,000 Poke Dollars, then you should probably get them.
If you cannot seem to find Bottle Caps at the Auction House, go around every Auctioneer or come back after some time to see if the items have changed at Auction House.