Some players are having problems finding out how running works in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

Scarlet and Violet have changed many elements of the mainline Pokemon games and even introduced some of the better-received mechanics from Legends Arceus.

One thing that has some gamers puzzled at the very beginning of their journey in Paldea is how to run as the game starts.

Here is everything you need to know to get running toward those new Paldean Pokemon you are eagerly looking for in no time!

How Do I Run at the Start of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Players can start to run by fully tilting the left stick in any direction right after passing the Cabo Poco sign when heading towards their neighbor’s house in the game’s introduction.

Unfortunately, there is no way to run in the first few minutes of the game while you are still in your house. However, the segment before reaching the sign is very short, lasting less than five minutes.

Now that you are running off to your Paldean adventure learn which story path you should tackle first in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

Nintendo Switch Controllers Left Stick

How Do I Walk in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

To walk in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, gamers simply have to slightly tilt the left stick in the direction they want. Tilting the stick further will lead to a faster pace and eventually running.

How Do I Crouch & Sneak in Scarlet & Violet?

To crouch and sneak on Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, press the “B” button. Once in the crouch position, you can move at a more sneaky and slow pace by using the left stick.

To stand back up to the normal position, press the “B” button again. Returning to this position will allow walking and running once again.

Now that you know everything there is to know on how to traverse this new region, it is time to make the hardest decision every trainer is subjected to, decide what starter Pokemon is the best for your team!

Crouch and Sneak Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Cristian started his journey in gaming with an NES. Now, he works as a gaming journalist and enjoys the wonders of multi-platform gaming.