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How to get Mirror Herb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and learn Egg Moves

This is the easiest way to learn Egg Moves!

The Mirror Herb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a new held item that proves to be pretty useful for learning Egg Moves without the hassle of Pokemon breeding.

The Mirror Herb lets the Pokemon who holds it mirror their opponents' statistical increases in battle on one occasion. This may seem small, but it can truly make all the difference in a tough 1v1. What’s better, however, is how this item can let your Pokemon learn Egg Moves just by hosting a picnic, with or without making a sandwich.

Without further ado, here’s where to get and how to use the Mirror Herb to learn Egg Moves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Where to get Mirror Herb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The Mirror Herb isn’t at all hard to get your hands on if you’ve got plenty of Pokedollars to hand.

The Mirror Herb item can be bought from Delibird Presents, but it is specifically only available in one city: Cascarrafa. You’ll find the Mirror Herb up for sale under ‘Battle Items’, where it costs a whopping $30,000 Pokedollars.

The Mirror Herb in the Battle Items menu of Delibird Presents, in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
You'll find the Mirror Herb in the Delibird Presents of Cascarrafa.

Once you’ve got the Mirror Herb, give it to a Pokemon to use in battle, or to have that Pokemon learn Egg Moves.

How to learn Egg Moves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you’re looking to teach your captured Pokemon some Egg Moves in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you’ll use the Mirror Herb - so don't use it in battle This method is more convenient than the usual process of learning egg moves and saves you a lot of time breeding and raising your own Pokemon for the ideal roster of moves.

Before we continue, however, don’t forget to check which moves your Pokemon is able to relearn first. In some cases, the move you may be after might already be available to learn!

First, you’ll need to give the Mirror Herb to the Pokemon you want to learn the Egg Move. Then, you’ll need a Pokemon that knows the Egg Move you want to learn; you don’t need to use a Pokemon of the same gender or from the same Egg Group.

Make sure the Pokemon holding the Mirror Herb has at least one empty move slot.

Koraidon, Eevee, Jolteon, and the player at a picnic in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

With that sorted, all you need to do is start a picnic with both of those Pokemon in your party. Do what you’d usually do, be it breeding, washing Pokemon, or making sandwiches. When you’re ready to leave, pack up and go, and your Pokemon should’ve learnt the Egg Move via the Mirror Herb!

I tested the process out myself using an Eevee and a Jolteon, with the goal of my Eevee learning the Double Kick Egg Move from the Jolteon. I had my Eevee forget a move, hold the Mirror Herb, and then started a picnic involving the two Pokemon. At this point, I left my Pokemon to it for a minute or so before packing up.

Eevee learns Egg Move, Double Kick, using the Mirror Herb in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
One... two... three... Ta da! Eevee learnt Double Kick.

Sure enough, I packed up and checked the summary of my Eevee. It successfully learnt Double Kick!

If you find that this process doesn’t work for you, it’s most likely that the move you’re trying to learn isn’t an Egg Move. The folk over at PokemonDB have a comprehensive collection of all Generation 9 Pokemon and their movesets, including their Egg Moves if you need a refresher.

For more on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out how to evolve Bisharp into Kingambit, where to get the Metal Coat and evolve Scizor, and how to get Annihilape!

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