Miraidon and Koraidon are the box Legendary Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet. Both are incredibly strong Dragon dual types Pokémon that play a critical role in the storyline of the games. Unlike any other Pokémon game, players gain access to these Legendaries just a few minutes into a playthrough.
Unfortunately, however, players only get to ride on Miraidon and Koraidon in Scarlet and Violet, which has prompted players to ask when they can actually use them in battle.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet changed several mainstay features of the previous mainline Pokémon games in the series. From new food recipes that provide various boosts to new ways to change a Pokémon’s stats, moves, and abilities, there are plenty of new features for players to learn. However, some of the changes apply directly to the narrative. The new open world of Paldea and the branching storylines allow players to experience the games in any way they choose.
This open world is much more easily explored by using Miraidon and Koraidon, but players will have to wait some time before using them for battling.
Use Miraidon and Koraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
In order to use either Miraidon or Koraidon, you will need to beat the main story of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
This involves becoming Champion, completing Operation Starfall, and defeating all of the Titan Pokémon. We won’t spoil the circumstances around you getting to use the Legendaries, but you will need to be in the post-game before Miraidon and Koraidon can join your party. This means you won’t be able to battle the Elite Four using the Legendaries, which might put a damper on some players’ plans.
It might be disappointing to not be able to use Miraidon or Koraidon until the post-game of Scarlet and Violet, but both are worth the wait.