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Where to find Dreepy in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Spooky little dragon.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have one of the highest concentrations of pseudo-Legendary Dragon-types in recent memory, with Generation 1 classics like Dragonite clashing with new powerhouses like Baxcalibur. Let us not forget, however, the Dreepy line, an evolutionary set of three Dragon/Ghost hybrids that take a while to get up to speed, but when they do, nothing can catch them — in a literal sense, at least. While Dreepy aren’t hard to find, getting them to their ultimate form is a little more challenging. Find out how to find them in this guide.

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How to catch Dreepy in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Spooky, sleepy dragon.
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Dreepy lives in and around the waterways of Paldea, and once you defeat the Open Sky Titan to unlock the swimming upgrade for either Koraidon or Miraidon, you can start your hunt in earnest. Only some rivers and lakes play host to Dreepy, however. They live primarily in the following areas: 

  • In the southern rivers, from South Province (Area Six) in the west to Southern Province (Area Five) in the east.
  • Most of the eastern rivers from East Province (Area One) in the south to the border with the North Provinces on the edge of East Province (Area Three).
  • Along the rivers from near Porto Marinada up through the Glaseado Mountains.

The level of the Dreepy you find will vary depending on where you catch them, with the ones in the south ranging around level 20-30 and the northern species pushing 40 and 50. They’re a relatively rare spawn, though, in our searching, they weren’t too hard to find with a bit of patience.

For the strongest Dreepy you can find, you’ll want a lower-level one to start, as trained Pokémon are always stronger than wild-caught ones. Don’t expect to reach Dreepy’s second evolution, Drakloak, for quite a while, as it will need to reach level 50 before it changes. Once you earn Drakloak, you’ll only need ten more levels for the final form, Dragapult, which has the highest speed of any Dragon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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John Schutt
John Schutt is a contributing writer at Gamepur focusing on guides, particularly of the shooter and Souls-like variety. He is a fan of just about any RPG. John has been an active part of Game Journalism since 2010, and is determined to continue his journey on that path.