Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Get More Pokemon Storage Boxes
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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Get More Pokemon Storage Boxes

Jun 25, 2023

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet fans are shocked to find they only have eight storage boxes for Pokemon, but thankfully they can unlock more.

Long-time fans of the Pokemon franchise are used to having a ton of available storage box space to store their unused Pokemon, so Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players were understandably shocked to find that they only had eight storage boxes. Naturally, the first instinct is to try and find a way to increase the number of storable Pokemon, and thankfully there is a way to do so. The strange thing is that the game doesn't really explain to players how they can unlock more box space, but there's a trick players can utilize to maximize their box space immediately after they start.

For new players, eight boxes of storage with 32 spots each to store Pokemon may seem like it's more than enough space, but avid collectors will use boxes for all sorts of purposes. Aside from storing extra, unused Pokemon, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can use boxes to organize teams, store shiny Pokemon, and even create a living Pokedex.

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When players first go to their storage PC, they will only have eight available boxes, but this can be increased quickly. All players need to do to expand their box space is put at least one Pokemon in each of the available boxes. With plenty of new Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, this should be easy enough. Once this is done, players just have to save and quit the game and then reopen it. Return to the PC now, and players will find that their available storage space for unused Pokemon has doubled up to 16 boxes instead of the original eight.

Players can even take this a step further to gain even more PC space. Simply repeat the previous step by filling up each of the 16 boxes with at least one Pokemon and then save and quit. After loading back into the game, players will have a maximum box space of 32 boxes. With each box being able to hold 30 Pokemon, that means Pokemon Scarlet and Violet players can store 960 Pokemon. This is as far as things go, so there's no way to further double up the box space. Still, this should be enough space even if players want to collect a living Pokedex.

The hardest part about maximizing box space is simply catching enough Pokemon to put one in each box. Essentially, players need to catch a total of 16 Pokemon, but they can do this as soon as they gain access to Pokeballs. Finally, if players still feel as though 32 boxes isn't enough space to sort their Pokemon, there are plans to integrate Pokemon Home with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is available now on Switch.

Anthony Puleo is a Freelance Writer for GameRant, but has a history working for the site. Having worked as a staff writer here for two years, he is very familiar with the gaming industry and plays both popular and obscure titles. He particularly enjoys Final Fantasy, Souls games, and Roguelikes.

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