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Where to find Roaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet

The Paradox version of Salamance is a force to be reckoned with.

Roaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is one of the more challenging Paldea Pokemon to find, not least because they live far below the region's surface.

Roaring Moon is a Paradox Pokemon, a variation of Salamance who's exclusive to Pokemon Scarlet.

You can only catch Roaring Moon following the final boss battle in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, so you’ll need to see the credits roll before you even get a shot at finding this ultra-rare Pokemon. You'll also need to have plenty of high-level balls on hand and probably a Pokemon who knows False Swipe, just to be safe.

With that in mind, here’s where to find and how to catch Roaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet.


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Where to find Roaring Moon in Pokemon Scarlet

The Great Crater of Paldea, also known as Area Zero, is a zone that’s off-limits for most of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. As you approach the end-game, you’ll find yourself galloping down a dozen winding paths to reach the bottom and discover new Pokemon.

However, Area Zero lacks a map, and figuring out where specific Pokemon are can be quite frustrating.

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to reach Roaring Moon’s location in Pokemon Scarlet.

  1. Make your way to the near-bottom of Area Zero. Specifically, head to ‘Research Station No. 3’ from the Area Zero gate.
  2. Exit the Research Station, and do not go into the cave directly ahead. Instead, go along the grass and under the rocks to the left.
  3. Immediately after going under the rocks here, stop at the tree (and likely horde of Girafarig), and look left. There is a slight opening between the rocks here.
  4. Go through the opening, and you’ll find yourself in another cave. In here you have higher chances of finding Wugtrio, Clefairy, Espeon, Scream Tail, Pawmi, Deino, Lycanroc, and more.
  5. Continue into the cave, and you’ll find yourself on grass again, near a waterfall; here is where Roaring Moon will spawn!

For more visual help, we’ve provided some step-by-step images below, too.

The route to Roaring Moon's location in Pokemon Scarlet
After leaving Research Station No. 3, keep left and head under the rocks.
The route to Roaring Moon's location in Pokemon Scarlet
After going under the rocks and coming out at a tree, go left through the narrow opening between the rocks, intoa new cave. Roaring Moon is up ahead, by the waterfall.
Roaring Moon in Area Zero of Pokemon Scarlet
Roaring Moon will fly high above, but will swoop down to battle with you.

Once you reach Roaring Moon’s location, it’s time for battle.

Roaring Moon is a Dark and Dragon dual type, so if you want to exploit type advantages, bring along Fighting, Dragon, Fairy, or Ice types. Baxcalibur has Ice and Dragon covered, so they're a good candidate.

However, you need not scramble to put the Pokemon to sleep or worry about using your Master Ball just yet; multiple Roaring Moon will continually spawn in this location, and you can battle it out with and catch as many as you want.

If you're playing Pokemon Violet, you'll have to trade to get Roaring Moon in your game. Your special Paradox 'mon is Iron Valiant.


With Roaring Moon in your collection, don’t forget to collect all the Eeveelutions, Scream Tail, and be sure to trade with friends for their version exclusives so you can truly catch ‘em all!

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Kelsey's passion for gaming began with Resident Evil, and it's been rather difficult to get them to shut up about horror games since. When they're not scoping out new scares or commiserating the cancellation of Silent Hills, they can often be found fawning over cute Pokémon and Kirby, or being very average at FPS games.

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