Pokemon Scarlet/Violet Wo-Chien Ultimate Guide


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There are a lot of possible things for the player to do in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: from disbanding the new, seemingly-evil Team Star, discovering more about the mysterious new Titan Pokemon, taking down every single Pokemon Gym and Gym Leader in the Paldea region to participate in the Pokemon League, become the Champion, and be the very best like no one ever was, to even just making the other iconic line a reality and catching ‘em all! To help the player catch ‘em all and more, the player must be familiar with every single species of Pokemon in the Paldea region.

Pokemon Scarlet/Violet Wo-Chien Ultimate Guide

In this guide, we will learn everything you need about the Pokemon Wo-Chien in Scarlet/Violet!


Wo-Chien is one of the four Legendary Pokemon known as the Treasures of Ruin that live in the Paldea region. The Treasures of Ruin are made up of Wo-Chien, Chien-Pao, Ting-Lu, and Chi-Yu, and they all have dual types, one of them being a Dark-type.

The four Treasures of Ruin are found in special shrines that can be found in different parts of the Paldea region. A shrine can only be unlocked after pulling eight specific stakes scattered in the region. So, as there are four shrines, 32 stakes can be found in the game.

Wo-Chien, the 393rd Pokemon in the Paldean Pokedex, is a Dark and Grass-type Ruinous Pokemon with a body that looks like a snail covered in dark green moss. This head is coated with dark green and dark yellow leaves, two pairs of long curling vines on both sides of its head that contain its eyes with green eyelids, green pupils, and orange sclerae, and a row of wooden tablets curled around its back where a snail’s shell would be found.

According to its Pokedex entry in Pokemon Scarlet/Violet, A person’s resentment for writing the king’s evil actions on wooden tablets has covered itself in dead leaves to become a Pokémon known as Wo-Chien.

According to its Pokedex entry in Pokemon Violet, Wo-Chien depletes the life force of vegetation, which causes nearby forests to wilt and fields to become barren.

Pokemon Scarlet/Violet – Wo-Chien Basic Information

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As mentioned, Wo-Chien is a Dark and Grass-type Pokemon meaning it is:

Weak to:4xBug-type moves
2xFairy-type, Fighting-type, Fire-type, Flying-type, Ice-type, and Poison-type moves
Resistant to:0.5xDark-type, Electric-type, Ghost-type, Grass-type, Ground-type, and Water-type moves
Immune to:0xPsychic-type moves

Also, Wo-Chien has the Ability called Tablets of Ruin, which will decrease the Attack stat of the Pokemon that are in play by 25%. This Ability will not stack, and the Pokemon with the Ability will become immune to opposing Tablets of Ruin.

These are Wo-Chien’s Base Stats in Pokemon Scarlet/Violet:

Special Attack95
Special Defense135

Wo-Chien has an unknown gender, no known evolutions, and is part of the undiscovered egg group.


As mentioned above, each of the four Treasures of Ruin can be found inside a special shrine which can be unlocked once the player has pulled out eight specific stakes in different locations in the game. The shrine where Wo-Chien can be found is called the Grasswither Shrine, which can be identified through its purple door, and the stakes that unlock that door are purple.

Stake Locations

Before trying to remove the purple stakes, it is important to mention that some purple stake locations may require that the player’s Koraidon or Miraidon (depending on the player’s version of the game) has unlocked some of its abilities.

To find the purple stakes, the player can head to the following locations:

  • A purple stake can be found at the edge of a cliff in the southwestern part of South Province (Area Three) (east of Mesagoza or northwest of South Province Area Five).
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  • A purple stake can also be found near the edge of a cliff near the Artazon (West) Pokemon Center
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  • A purple stake can be found in the southeast outside of Mesagoza.
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  • A purple stake can be found next to a rock near the edge of a cliff at the top of a mountain slightly west of South Province (Area Five).
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  • A purple stake can be found near the edge of another cliff northeast of the Los Platos (East) Pokemon Center.
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  • A purple stake can be found next to a rock on the ground on top of a waterfall way east of South Province (Area Four).
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  • A purple stake can be found near the edge of another cliff that overlooks the ocean way south of South Province (Area Five).
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  • A purple stake can be found atop a ledge in South Province (Area Three) (slightly northeast of the Mesagoza East Gate or west of the South Province Area Three Pokemon Center).
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To remove a stake, interact with it by pressing the A button and pulling it out by selecting ‘Yes’ on the prompt. Then, it will crumble and disappear. After pulling out all eight stakes, the player will hear a mysterious cry from the shrine. 

Shrine Location

After removing all eight purple stakes, the Grasswither Shrine is now unlocked. Before the player can reach the Grasswither Shrine, it is required that the player’s Koraidon or Miraidon has learned the climbing ability. This ability can be unlocked once the player has found and defeated Dondozo, the False Dragon Titan.

Read: Pokemon Scarlet/Violet: Ultimate Chi-Yu Guide

The Grasswither Shrine can be found southeast of South Province (Area One) or southwest of the South Province (Area Five) Pokemon Center (slightly south of where the purple stake that was overlooking the sea was located).

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Upon finding Grasswither Shrine, approach and interact with the purple door by pressing the A button. Then the player will hear a faint sound from inside the shrine. Next, select ‘Yes’ on the prompt when asked if the player wants to touch the shrine to open it. 

After that, the legendary Pokemon Wo-Chien will emerge from the shrine and start a battle against the player. This is now the player’s chance to catch Wo-Chien!

Catching Wo-Chien

It is important to note that the Wo-Chien is a Level 60 Dark and Grass-type Pokemon and will use Dark and Grass-type moves, so it would be best to use Pokemon that are resistant to these moves. Also, be careful when using Pokemon with moves that can effectively damage Wo-Chien, as you do not want to defeat it accidentally.

Also, save your progress before approaching the Grasswither Shrine so you can load the game once Wo-Chien is accidentally defeated. If you forgot to do that, you can wait 10 minutes, then restart the game to respawn the fallen Legendary Pokemon.


There are two ways for the player to teach Wo-Chien new moves: by leveling up or using a TM.

Leveling Up

The following are the moves that Wo-Chien will learn as it levels up:

MoveTypeLearn LevelPowerAccuracyPP
SpiteGhost typeBase10010
Mean LookNormal-typeBase5
Poison PowderPoison-type157535
Stun SporeGrass-type157530
Mega DrainGrass-type204010015
Leech SeedGrass-type259010
Dark PulseDark-type408010015
Giga DrainGrass-type457510015
Foul PlayDark-type559510015
Power WhipGrass-type601208510
Grassy TerrainGrass-type6510
Knock OffDark-type706510020
Leaf StormGrass-type75130905

Via TM

The following are the moves that Wo-Chien can learn by using a TM:

MoveTypeTM NumberPowerAccuracyPP
Take DownNormal-type1908520
Scary FaceNormal-type610010
Magical LeafGrass-type33609020
Mud ShotGround-type35559515
Sunny DayFire-type495
Rain DanceWater-type505
Bullet SeedGrass-type562510030
Zen HeadbuttPsychic type59809015
Foul PlayDark-type629510015
Body SlamNormal-type668510015
Sleep TalkNormal-type7010
Seed BombGrass-type718010015
Light ScreenPsychic-type7530
Grass KnotGrass-type8110020
Body PressFighting-type898010010
Dark PulseDark-type948010015
Giga DrainGrass-type1117510010
Energy BallGrass-type1199010010
Pollen PuffBug-type1319010015
Grassy TerrainGrass-type13710
Giga ImpactNormal-type152150905
Leaf StormGrass-type159130905
Hyper BeamNormal-type163150905
Solar BeamGrass-type16812010010
Tera BlastNormal-type1718010010

With the help of this guide, the player now knows more about the new Legendary Pokemon Treasure of Ruin, Wo-Chien, with information about it, how to catch it, and the moves it can learn. Wo-Chien can be a great addition to the player’s party and help the player complete many missions in Pokemon Scarlet/Violet!

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