How to get Basil in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Basil Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
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How to get Basil in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

A key sandwich ingredient

Food ingredients have become the talk of Paldea in the early life of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Sandwiches have become an extremely popular item in the game, as they are used to give players some terrific buffs that can give them an edge in all manner of situations. Whether players want an increased chance of finding a shiny Pokemon or a higher success rate to catch a Pokemon, sandwiches are the key to improving a player’s odds. However, certain ingredients to make specific sandwiches have alluded some players thus far. One of the most infamous ingredients that Pokémon Scarlet and Violet players can’t find is Basil.

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Basil is a key ingredient in making the Perfect Fire Shiny Sandwich. This sandwich gives players an increased chance at finding a shiny Fire-type Pokemon as well as regular Fire-types. Basil is only used in this one sandwich, but if players want a shiny Growlithe, for example, they’ll definitely need to know where to get the spice.

Below, you can see exactly how to get Basil in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Getting Basil in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

In order to acquire Basil, you first need to earn two Gym Badges. It doesn’t matter what Gym Badges you earn, just so long as you have two of them. Once you do, you can find a Deli Cioso shop in most of the major cities in Paldea. These cities will open up the Deli Cioso once players have the badges, and Basil is one of the food items players can purchase.

Basil can be bought for 280 Poké Dollars from any Deli Cioso. If you’re struggling to find a Deli Cioso, open your map when you’re in a major city and zoom in using ZR. You can then hover over the icons in the city until you find the one for the Deli Cioso. Once you find it, you can mark it on your map and then head there. Inside, talk to the NPC behind the counter, say you’d like to buy something, and then scroll the shop inventory until you see Basil.

You can find a Deli Cioso in the following cities and locations:

  • Artazon
  • Cascarrafa
  • Cortondo
  • Levincia
  • Medali
  • Mesagoza
  • Montenevera
  • Porto Marinada

That’s the main method of acquiring Basil in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Now, your shiny Fire-type Pokemon awaits.

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