Pokémon Go and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet connectivity available today along with Roaming Form Gimmighoul
Teased all the way back in early November when Gimmighoul was first announced, Pokémon Go can now connect directly to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet to exchange postcards collected within Pokémon Go for benefits connected to both Gimmighoul and the various forms of Vivillon.
Receiving postcards from Pokémon Go can reward Pokémon Scarlet & Violet players with copious amounts of Gimmighoul coins, making it easier to collect the 999 required to evolve Chest Form Gimmighoul into Gholdengo.
This connection will also reward you with the Coin Bag in Pokémon Go, which you can use to encourage Roaming Form Gimmighoul to appear in your surrounding area for a limited time, much like the Meltan Mystery Box.
By connecting Pokémon Go with Scarlet or Violet multiple times, you’ll also be able to obtain Golden Lure Modules, which will turn normal PokéStops into Golden PokéStops, at which you can collect Gimmighoul Coins by spinning the photo discs, just as November’s limited Gimmighoul announcement event worked. Roaming Form Gimmighoul may also appear to catch at these Golden PokéStops on rare occasions.
Much like in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet with Chest Form Gimmighoul, evolving Roaming form Gimmighoul in Pokémon Go requires 999 Gimmighoul Coins, which as well as being available from catching Roaming Form Gimmighoul and spinning Golden PokéStop photo discs can also be obtained by setting Roaming Form Gimmighoul as your buddy.
As it stands, Roaming Form Gimmighoul is still not available within Pokémon Scarlet & Violet itself and Pokémon cannot be directly transferred between Pokémon Go and Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, although an update bringing Pokémon Home compatibility to Scarlet & Violet does at least suggest that you’ll be able to obtain Roaming Form Gimmighoul this way.
As an added bonus for sending postcards to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, you’ll also be able to change the pattern that wild Vivillon appear as within the game depending on where in the world those postcards are originally sent from.