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Hyper Training Explained & Where to Find Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Bottle Caps are one of many resources in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but their use in Hyper Training makes them absolutely crucial to any trainer’s journey.

If you want to see your Pokemon’s stats rise, then you should invest in some Bottle Caps. They allow you to access Hyper Training, a truly helpful late-game mechanic.

How to Get Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Players can purchase Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet from the Delibird Presents shops in Mesagoza, Cascarrafa, and Levincia for 20,000 Poke Dollars.

Alternatively, Bottle Caps can be earned as a reward for defeating four and five-star Tera Raids that can be found scattered across Paldea.

You’ll need to have defeated six Gyms and collected their badges in order to unlock Bottle Caps in the Delibird Presents shops.

the Delibird Presents menu showing Bottle Caps for sale
the Delibird Presents shop in Mesagoza in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
The Delibird Presents shop in Mesagoza

However, if you wish to get them without paying, then you’ll need to know how to do Tera Raid battles and beat them in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

What Are Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Bottle Caps are a purchasable and unlockable resource that is used to upgrade your Pokemon’s stats through Hyper Training.

Players must bring them to the Hyper Training expert in Montenevera in the Glaseado Mountains and give them to him. He will then improve a selected Pokemon’s stats.

Player using Bottle Caps to access Hyper Training in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Image Credit – MonkeyKingHero

How to Get Golden Bottle Caps in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Golden Bottle Caps can be obtained through the Porto Marinada Auction. Players will have to put down the winning bid in order to unlock them.

However, the items sold at the auction aren’t guaranteed every time. So, if you don’t see Golden Bottle Caps for sale, then attempt to reroll the items.

To reroll items in the Porto Marinada Auction, follow these easy steps:

  • Save your game.
    • Press X to open the menu, and then scroll down until you find Save.
  • Close the game completely.
    • Press the Home Button on your switch.
    • Then press X when selecting Pokemon Scarlet or Violet.
    • Finally, select Close.
  • Change your Switch’s internal clock to one day in the future.
    • Go to Settings (the cogwheel icon on your Home Screen).
    • Scroll down until you find System.
    • Push your left joystick to the right and then scroll until you find Date and Time.
    • Inside of Date and Time, turn Synchronize Clock via Internet off.
    • Then, select Date and Time and change it to one day in the future.
  • Head back into Pokemon Scarlet or Violet and try the Auction again.
  • If they still don’t have a Golden Bottle Cap, then repeat the process until they do.
the Date and Time settings menu on the Nintendo Switch

Alternatively, you can wait one in-game day to reset the Auction and reroll the items to get a Golden Bottle Cap. However, this may take substantially longer as one in-game day is around 30 minutes.

What Is Hyper Training in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Hyper Training in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet allows you to increase your Pokemon’s IVs (Individual Values). IVs affect all stats, so HP has an IV, Attack has an IV, etc.

All Pokemon’s stats have a randomly assigned IV between 0 and 31. Hyper Training allows you to get each IV to 31, and the closer to 31 your Pokemon’s IV is, the better.

Of course, you can also improve your Pokemon’s stats by changing their nature. So, make sure you know how to get Nature Mints in Scarlet and Violet if you want to boost their stats even further.

How to Do Hyper Training in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To improve your Pokemon’s stats through Hyper Training, you’ll need to go to the trees behind the Poke Center in Montenevera, where you’ll find the Hyper Trainer.

Give him a Bottle Cap or Golden Bottle Cap, and select the Pokemon and their stat that you wish to improve. He can only train Pokemon level 50 and above.

You can improve the following stats through Hyper Training:

  • HP
  • Attack
  • Defense
  • Sp. Attack
  • Sp. Defense
  • Speed
the stats that can be improved via Hyper Training in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
Image Credit – MonkeyKingHero

You should prioritize stats that your Pokemon predominantly relies on. For example, if your Pokemon uses Sp. Attacks exclusively, then you should use Hyper Training to improve Sp. Attack and not Attack.

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