First introduced in Gen 7, Passimian are known for their excellent teamwork and for their unique ability, Receiver. The receiver allows the Passimian to copy the ability of a defeated ally, allowing the Passimian to access a wide range of abilities depending on its allies and the course of a battle. Its Hidden Ability, Defiant, raises its Attack stat when an opponent lowers its stats, adding to its already large base Attack. Passimian also has access to devastatingly powerful moves such as Close Combat, Double-Edge and Giga Impact, with the former being a Same Type Attack Bonus move. Here’s how you can find Passimian in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to catch Passimian in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Passimian is rarely seen in the forest and bamboo biomes of northeastern Paldea. Since it’s exclusive to Pokémon Violet, Pokémon Scarlet players can only get one through trading. They sometimes spawn in Tagtree Thicket and the North Province (Area Two) at all hours of the day, and can also be encountered in 3 and 5 star Tera Raid battles. Due to their low spawn rate, players will likely need to reset the overworld spawns for that area by moving in and out of range, although they are likely to spawn in groups so you can get some extras for your Pokémon Scarlet friends.
As a pure fighting type, Passimian is weak to Flying, Psychic and Fairy-type moves, while taking reduced damage from Bug, Rock and Dark-type moves. It is physically large, so players will want to focus on Special moves to lower its health. Having said that, it is not immune to Normal-type moves so a False Swipe from a strong Pokémon is your best option to bring it down to low health without knocking it down.