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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet DLC: how to catch Meloetta

How to catch Meloetta in the Indigo Disk DLC for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

One of the biggest mysteries since the launch of the Indigo Disk DLC has been the whereabouts of the mythical Pokémon Meloetta. Dataminers discovered there was an encounter in the DLC somewhere, but it took a while for anyone to work out how to trigger it. Thankfully, it’s now been uncovered and you can catch this mythical Pokémon right now.

We’ll explain how to find and catch Meloetta in the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet DLC.

How to catch Meloetta in the Indigo Disk Pokémon DLC

Pokemon SV DLC Meloetta map location

Before you start, you may need to have completed the DLC’s main story before Meloetta will appear, but it’s not confirmed. If the below method isn’t working and you haven’t beaten the story, try finishing it and coming back.

What you need to do is head to a specific spot east of the outdoor classroom in the Coastal Biome, shown on the map above. In this grassy patch, there will be a bush that has a small whirlwind of leaves spinning around it – you’ll need to get quite close for the effect to appear.

Pokemon SV DLC Meloetta whirlwind location

Stand in the middle of this whirlwind of leaves and perform a spin in the same direction that the leaves are spinning – you can spin by rapidly moving your left analog stick in a circle. You must hold this spin for 30 seconds, just keep moving the stick at a steady pace at it should work.

Once you’ve finished the spin, immediately get out your camera by pressing down on the D-pad, then scroll through the camera filters using left and right on the D-pad to find the Sepia filter.

Pokemon SV DLC Meloetta

Look around you in a circle and after a few seconds you will start to hear Meloetta’s voice sing over the music, and you’ll spot Meloetta herself shortly thereafter. It will continue to sing its Relic Song for as long as it stays there, but you can battle and attempt to catch it by interacting with it.