It is recommended to unlock the Dash ability for one’s Mount before searching for Pineco in Scarlet and Violet, as this Pokémon lives on the branches of trees.

Similar to Applin, Pineco is a Bug-type Pokémon Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that live in trees throughout Paldea. This Bagworm Pokémon’s base stats are far from spectacular, but its defense is remarkably high at 90. If trainers manage to evolve Pineco into Forretress, this IV goes all the way up to 140, one of the highest defense stats of any pocket bug-type monster in the game. As a result, Forretress is an extremely practical choice when going up against opponents that dish out Normal, Ice, Psychic, Bug, Dragon, Steel, Fairy, Grass, and Poison moves that make contact in combat.


As a Pokémon shaped like a pinecone, it’s no surprise that Pineco prefers to live in and around trees Pokémon Scarlett and Violet. This Bagworm Pokémon occasionally spawns on the ground, but if trainers encounter one perched atop a tree’s branches, they must use the Dash ability for their Mount. The Dash ability allows Koraidon or Miraidon to crash into a tree, causing pocket monsters like Applin or Pineco to fall to the forest floor. To unlock this Mount ability Pokemon Scarlet and VioletTrainers must find and defeat the Stony Cliff Titan: Klawf.

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Catch and evolve Pineco in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Pineco Wild Encounter and Habitat Location in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pineco can be found in several locations in Paldea, including Tagtree Thicket, Areas Three and Four in the Southern Province, Areas One and Two in the Eastern Province, and Western Province (Area Three). If trainers would like a more specific location of where this Bug type pocket monster can be found Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Gamer Guides for YouTube Content Creators has demonstrated via gameplay that a polling location to look at would be the trees east of Artazon in Area 1 of the Eastern Province. The video shows how they managed to make two Pinecos fall using their Mount’s Dash ability.

After trapping Pineco in Pokemon Scarlet and VioletTrainers can evolve Bug-type Bagworm into Bug- and Steel-type Forretress by leveling it to level 31. Leveling can be done by feeding Pineco EXP Candy, letting it participate in battles or Tera Raids, or keeping it in the active party, when exploring the world.

Wild Pineco also has a chance to drop Pineco Husks, a TM crafting resource used to craft TM091 Toxic Spikes, TM104 Iron Defense, and TM106 Drill Run. Toxic Spikes can inflict DoT poison on opponents, Iron Defense temporarily boosts one’s defenses, and Drill Run increases Critical Hit ratio in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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Source: YouTube/Gamer guides

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    Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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    Play Freak


    RPG, adventure, action

    Nintendo Switch

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    Pokemon returns in its next series: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Now set in a fictional locale based around Mediterranean Spain, players will traverse the land of Paldea as they continue to catch the series’ classic and new Pokemon. New in this entry are unique Pokemon that can transform into vehicles, allowing players to traverse the world through new means – helping with Scarlet and Violet’s new open-world approach. Players can tackle gym battles in any order they want, with enemies scaling to their level as they progress. Scarlet and Violet also introduce online co-op exploration and a new combat feature known as Terastallize.

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