Location to unlock Cranidos in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet The Indigo Disk

In the downloadble content (DLC) expansion The Indigo Disk, which serves as the second DLC adventure for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, players can discover a variety of new monsters. One of the sought after new monsters, Cranidos, has been giving some players trouble in terms of locating it. Here is a guide to help you find the location of Cranidos.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet The Indigo Disk – Location where you can find Cranidos

Cranidos may seem elusive at first, but once you know where to look, it’s actually pretty easy to spot. To find Cranidos, head to the Canyon Biome within the Terarium.

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Upon entering the Terarium from the main tunnel to Blueberry Academy, you may find yourself in the wrong biome. Simply adjust your course and head directly west until you pass the wall and enter the Canyon Biome. Once there, look towards the north. You should see a high plateau with a long bridge leading across to it. Waterfalls and platforms extending from its south side should be visible. You can approach from any direction you prefer. Some players recommend using Koraidon to easily climb up the face of the cliff, as it’s a speedy method.

At the top of the plateau, as you approach from the direction of the bridge, you’ll find numerous grassy areas teeming with monsters. Look for the Cranidos within the grass at the top of the plateau. Many players have reported encountering several Cranidos in this specific location. A map screenshot above shows the precise area where Cranidos can be found.

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Indigo Disk Cranidos Abilities Summary
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Cranidos is exclusive to Pokémon Scarlet

Unfortunately, you can only catch Cranidos in Pokémon Scarlet. Players with the Violet version will either need to trade with a friend or wait for a special event.

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Cranidos is a Rock-type Pokémon with some impressive abilities, including the Zen Headbutt. It excels in delivering powerful attacks and may also use the Head Smash ability. If you find it challenging to lower its health without knocking it unconscious, try enduring its Head Smash move, as the recoil will chip away at its life meter. Then, you can use an Ultra Ball to capture it.

Now that you have discovered the location of Cranidos, make sure to also check out our guide on how to get Alolan Raichu. A Pokémon trainer can never have too many Pokémon!