Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Farm Apricorn Balls

Tanim Hasan
By Tanim Hasan
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Credit: Game Freak

Apricorn Balls are different colored balls made from Apricorn. You can farm these in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Here is how to do it.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduce a new region called Paldea. With the new region, we also have the 9th generation of Pokemon. And on top of that, this is the first actual open-world Pokemon game in the franchise. So, it is safe to say there are many changes this title brings to the players.

Even though there are a lot of changes, there are some older mechanics and features that have been implemented in the game too. Some of these features come directly from other games, while some get changed to fit with the newer title. Apricorn balls are on that has been changed from how they used to work.

Since the apricron balls have been changed, this game has new things to learn. Here in this article, we will cover everything you need to know about farming Apricorn balls in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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How to Farm Apricorn Balls in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Apricorn balls are essentially different colored balls that you can get in the game. Each of these balls has different effects to them. But they are mainly used to match the color of the ball with the color of the Pokemon. Introduced back in gen 2, you could have picked apricorn from the ground and given them to an NPC to craft these balls.

However, in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there is no apricorn in the game. So the game takes a different approach to getting apricorn balls. You can get these balls through the Porto Marinada auctions this time. Each in-game day the items of the auction change, and there is a chance for different kinds of apricorn balls to appear.

So if you want to farm apricorn balls in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you will have to have the money to buy them from the auction. Once you have enough money, check the auction for your desired ball. If the auction has them, you can buy them. If the auction doesn’t have the ball, you will have to mess with the clock of your Nintendo Switch.

How to reset Auction House Items

You must change the time from the switch’s clock settings to reset the auction items. First, save your game, then turn off the game. Now go to the clock and turn off sync via the internet. Next, fast forward the time by 2 hours, then log back into the game. Repeat this process until you find your desired ball in the auction house.

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Tanim Hasan is a Guide Writer at GameRiv working on various games which consists of mostly new releases. His favourite genre is Hack and Slash, and Souls Like. But he is open to play any game regardless of the genre. So he has experience with most genres of games.