Where to go first in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for the Treasure Hunt

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Wondering where to go first in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? After the treasure hunt begins at Naranja or Uva Academy, we suggest heading Eastwards. The easiest of the   Titans is in this direction, the Stony Cliff Titan that's actually a big ol' Klawf. The Titans are a great option early on, as they'll unlock new movement powers that help you get around, improving your general power of exploration - and who can argue with that?

That being said, ALL the choices have their own advantages. Read on to find out more about Where to go first in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet after the Naranja Academy Treasure Hunt begins, and the advantages of the Path of Legends, Victory Road and Starfall Street.

Where to go first in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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The best place to go first in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, as mentioned, is through the East gate of Mesagoza towards the Stony Cliff Titan Pokemon. Beating the Titans on the Path of Legends unlocks new abilities for Koraidon and Miraidon, like surfing, climbing and gliding, making getting around the Paldea map a lot easier, so the quicker you do the Titans, the more ease and fun you'll have exploring the region. All these cool powers are laid out in our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Koraidon and Miraidon abilities here!

If you want a second option, we'd say go after the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet gym leaders on Victory Road. The Gyms will give you badges that allow you to catch higher level Pokemon and keep them obedient - without the badges, powerful Pokemon won't obey you, unless you've caught them at a low level and then trained them up. The more badges you have, the more powerful Pokemon you can catch - and if you're interested, you'll get to battle against some of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet best starter evolutions

The third and final option is Starfall Street, where you fight the leaders of Team Star. These usually reward you with a lot of crafting materials and LP, as well as blocking off certain areas until defeated, but they're not as high a priority as the other two, and can be put off for at least a little while.

Of course, if you're feeling a little overwhelmed, just use some of our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet tips and tricks to find your way forward!

Joel Franey
Guides Writer

Joel Franey is a writer, journalist, podcaster and raconteur with a Masters from Sussex University, none of which has actually equipped him for anything in real life. As a result he chooses to spend most of his time playing video games, reading old books and ingesting chemically-risky levels of caffeine. He is a firm believer that the vast majority of games would be improved by adding a grappling hook, and if they already have one, they should probably add another just to be safe. You can find old work of his at USgamer, Gfinity, Eurogamer and more besides.