Pokemon Scarlet and Violet allows players to extensively customize their character’s appearance and clothing. However, changing on the fly is a little tricky if you don’t know how to do it.

If you’re playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and are wishing you’d chosen different eyes or lips when making your character, don’t worry. It’s very easy to change your character’s appearance.

Of course, an excellent reason to look your best is when your friends come around. So, definitely check out how to play online in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet so you can show off your new look.

How to Change Your Outfit in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

In order to change your clothes while you’re out and about in the wild in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, you’ll need to press left on the D-Pad.

This will bring up a menu where you can alter your clothing, including glasses, backpacks, hats, and more. You just need to press A to equip it and then B to save it and close the menu.

You can also preview clothing this way too by simply pressing Y to give you an idea of what you’ll look like with it on.

Selecting an outfit in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

How to Change Your Appearance in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To change your appearance in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, you’ll need to bring up the cosmetic menu by pressing left on the D-Pad and then press +.

Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to alter everything but your hair. If you want to alter the way your eyes look or add freckles, however, this is the way to do it.

changing the appearance in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

How to Change Your Hair in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You can only change your hair at a hair salon. These can be found in most of the towns that you’ll visit, including Mesagoza, the starting city.

It costs 3,000 Pokemon Dollars to change your hair, but once you pay up you’ll be offered a range of unique styles and colors.

Simply select the style and color you want and press + to confirm your new look. You can go back at any point to change it, but be warned, once you confirm, you’ll lose your money.

However, should you decide you don’t want to change your hairstyle after all and back out by pressing B, you won’t spend anything.

the hair salon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

How to Unlock New Clothes in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

You can unlock new clothes through vendors in most of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s towns. There are individual vendors for each type of clothing, so visit them all to make a completely new outfit.

You can choose to equip any purchased items as soon as you buy them. This means you don’t need to constantly open up the cosmetic menu every time.

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