Unraveling the Steps to Bag Your Hisuian Lilligant in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

In the world of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there are countless creatures to catch, train, and evolve. Among the many exotic Pokemon in this series, a special mention must be made of the Hisuian Lilligant, a Grass/Fighting-type version of the Lilligant, which was introduced in Pokemon Gen 5. It is a version of Lilligant that requires more effort to acquire. Fear not, as this guide will take you through a step-by-step sail in your Pokemon journey to capture your very own Hisuian Lilligant.

Locating Petilil

Locating Petilil

Petilil, the pre-evolutionary form of Lilligant, is your starting point. Your journey begins in Paldea, where Petilil can be spotted in West Province (Area One) or in Kitakami — particularly at Reveler's Road and near the lake in Wistful Fields. Be patient, for Petilil is known for its few spawn locations.

Evolution through Sun Stone

Once you've found and caught your Petilil, you will require a Sun Stone for its transformation. This has to be done in the Hisui region and hence requires to be transferred to Pokemon Legends: Arceus using Pokemon HOME. If evolved in Paldea or Kitakami, the result would be a Unovan Lilligant, not the Hisuian version that you seek.

Transfer & Evolution: A Step-by-Step Guide

Transfer & Evolution A Step-by-Step Guide

Here's a quick rundown of the steps:

  • Start by catching a Petilil in Scarlet/Violet and place it in a PC Box. Save and exit.
  • Open Pokemon HOME on your Switch, select Scarlet/Violet, and move Petilil from the game's PC Box to HOME's Basic Box.
  • Next, select Pokemon Legends: Arceus in Pokemon HOME. Move Petilil from HOME's Basic Box to Pastures in Legends: Arceus.
  • After closing Pokemon HOME, start Legends: Arceus, Access the Pastures in Jubilife Village or any Base Camp, and add Petilil to your party.
  • Apply the Sun Stone to Petilil to evolve it into Hisuian Lilligant.
  • Go back to Pokemon HOME and move Lilligant back to the Basic Box.
  • Move Lilligant back into the PC Boxes in Pokemon Scarlet/Violet.

There you go; your Hisuian Lilligant should be waiting for you when you start up the game.

Sourcing the Sun Stone

The all-important Sun Stone for the evolution can be obtained by mining Ore Deposits, sometimes being dug up by a Ride Ursaluna, completing certain quests like "Quest 85: At Home under the Eaves", purchased from the Ginko Guild shop, or bought from the Merit Shop for 1000 Merit Points.

Choosing between Hisuian and Unovan Lilligant

Choosing between Hisuian and Unovan Lilligant

While both versions have the same Base Stats, it is worth noting that the Hisuian and Unovan Lilligants have differences in their combat stats, type effectiveness, and abilities. Choose wisely based on your combat strategy, team formation, and personal preferences.

Rest assured, both versions have their unique strengths and the right moves under their belts, and they can be powerful allies in your Pokemon journey. Catch, train, evolve, and conquer.