On the cover of Pokémon Scarlet is the Pokémon Koraidon while on the cover of Pokémon Violet is the Pokémon Miraidon. Possessing the strength to rival Legendary Pokémon, you’ll encounter one of these two—depending on the version you’re playing—at the very beginning of your adventure.
After witnessing a glimpse of its true strength momentarily, it loses its ability to fight in battle, and you’re given its Poké Ball by a young man named Arven, who seems to have some connection to it. What the Pokémon is starts as a mystery, but as you adventure through the Paldea region and track down Herba Mystica by defeating large Titan Pokémon alongside Arven, you’ll unlock new travel abilities for Koraidon or Miraidon.
Riding on Koraidon and Miraidon
Both Koraidon and Miraidon are able to be ridden by the player quite early into the game, after enrolling in the Academy. There are different builds/modes that these Pokémon can take while traveling, and while they are functionally the same, their name and appearance change based on which Pokémon you’re using.
Riding on Koraidon
- Sprinting Build for traveling quickly throughout the region.
- Swimming Build for traversing rivers, lakes, and oceans.
- Gliding Build for gliding from mountains, cliffs, and buildings.
Riding on Miraidon
- Drive Mode for traveling quickly throughout the region.
- Aquatic Mode for traversing rivers, lakes, and oceans.
- Glide Mode for gliding from mountains, cliffs, and buildings.
In addition to these, you’ll also gain the ability for Koraidon or Miraidon to move much quicker with a dash feature, as well as the ability to climb walls or other structures.
How to Upgrade Koraidon or Miraidon’s Movement Abilities
By defeating specific Titans during the Path of Legends storyline arc, you’ll gain upgrades to Koraidon or Miraidon. The specific Titan you defeat determines which upgrade you’ll receive, and below you’ll find the recommended order you’ll receive the upgrades in. The actual identity of the Titan Pokémon will not be mentioned below, but instead the name of the Titan that appears on the map.
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Sprinting Build / Drive Mode
Increased Jump Height
Gliding Build / Glide Mode
Swimming Build / Aquatic Mode
The ability for Koraidon or Miraidon to climb walls and other obstacles is unlocked after defeating the False Dragon Titan.
Koraidon and Miraidon’s Stats
Even though you can ride around on it, you won’t be able to use Koraidon or Miraidon in battle until the end of the game (after all three main storyline arcs), due to plot reasons. Both are very powerful Pokémon, and you can find their stats and other information down below.
Type: Fighting / Dragon
Ability: Orichalcum Pulse
- HP: 100
- Attack: 135
- Defense: 115
- Sp. Atk: 85
- Sp. Def: 100
- Speed: 135
Orichalcum Pulse causes harsh sunlight to appear when Koraidon is sent out and it also boosts its Attack during harsh sunlight.
Type: Electric / Dragon
Ability: Hadron Engine
- HP: 100
- Attack: 85
- Defense: 100
- Sp. Atk: 135
- Sp. Def: 115
- Speed: 135
Hadron Engine causes Electric Terrain to activate when Miraidon is sent out and it also boosts its Sp. Atk while Electric Terrain is active.