Pokémon Scarlet & Violet: Level Up Fast with Auto Battles

Published: Dec. 05, 2022
Updated: Dec. 07, 2022

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In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you have to become the strongest trainer, and we'll show you how to level up and evolve your Pokémon quickly.

What's it about? Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has been released and finally sets you off on the great adventure of the Paldea region. In the first true open world of Pokémon, you'll encounter many enemies, trainers and bad guys who want to get at you and your Pokémon. To win every battle and become a master, you need to level your Pokémon well and quickly. Therefore, in this guide, we will show you some methods to simplify the grind and leveling in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

How to level your Pokémon quickly in Scarlet and Violet

To level up faster, you need to understand battles in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet first. There are two different types of battles in the new editions. You probably know the first one:

Turn-based battles: you choose attacks and strategy as usual to defeat your opponent.
Auto Battle: you send your Pokémon out on its own, and it fights all the monsters in the area.

While you send your Pokémon friend into Auto Battles, you can continue to search the environment for items. So you don't have to be there to level up, and you don't have to choose any attacks. The battle also only lasts around one or two seconds. But that's very superficial, here's all the info on Auto Battles in Pokémon Crimson and Purple.


Here we start a fight with the Auto Battle.

Test shows: Auto Battles are the best method for leveling up quickly in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

We have already tried both strategies and our result is clear: The Auto Battle in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the significantly faster method to level your Pokémon. A battle lasts barely two seconds, and your companion automatically attacks the next wild Pokémon. A normal battle, on the other hand, takes at least 30 seconds. We measured the experience points you get per battle in auto or normal:

Here's how many experience points you get from battles:

  • Normal Battle: 32 exp on average
  • Auto Battle: 12 exp on average

At first, that looks like a clear lead for normal battle. However, if we calculate the average to 1 minute, we get the following result.

Experience points per minute:

  • Normal Battle: 81 Exp per minute
  • Auto Battle: 101 Exp per minute
More about Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Auto Battle in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet explained - How does it work?

In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you can also let your Poke friends out of the ball and run after you. Additionally, you can use the R button to sic them on wild Pokémon and have them fight them. Meanwhile, you can focus on other more important things -- drinking coffee and reading Guided.news, for example!

Auto Battles are measured and decided based on the type and level differences. You should not let your Fuecoco fight a Buizel. Such battles don't make for quick leveling, but quick frustration. So always make sure that you send a superior type against the surrounding Pokémon. Example:

In our guide to starter Pokémon, we tell you which is the strongest starter. So let's just say you choose Fuecoco, then you can level up this Fire Gnome the easiest quickly, especially at the beginning of the game. Everywhere in the first area is teeming with plant and bug Pokémon, which Fuecoco defeats with ease.

By the way, your Pokémon can't be completely defeated in Auto Battles. However, if it becomes too weak, you can no longer use it for fast leveling in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Before that, you'll have to supply your Pokémon with a potion. Or you can pay a visit to the local Pokémon Center.


These are the new Pokémon Centers in Scarlet and Violet.

So it's clear: Auto Battle is the best way to quickly level up your Pokémon! Will you continue to use normal battling to train your Pokémon? Or will you use our tactics to level up quickly in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet from now on? Vote or leave us a comment below!

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The interest in digging deep into the gaming industry stems from the DayZ Mod for Arma 2 in 2012. Kevin started working in the gaming industry in 2016. First as a trainee at Survivethis, the biggest German Survival-Games-Site at that time. Only half a year later, he got accepted at Gamestar and later MeinMMO. Now, on Guided.news he implements all his Knowledge to deliver comprehensive news, guides, interviews and more unique topics.
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autobattle didnt evolve my pokemon and made it skip learning an attack...

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