Grasswither Shrine Guide – Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Once you complete the main storyline in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet you unlock endgame content. This content features a number of additional quests you can complete. One quest you can receive is from the History teacher Raifort. If you speak to Raifort in the Entrance Hall of the Naranja/Uva Academy she tells you about Shrines. Following this interaction the four Shrines are marked on your map. Here’s a quick Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Grasswither Shrine guide to help you open one of them.
Where is the Grasswither Shrine?
The Grasswither Shrine is one of four Shrines players can open in the endgame of Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. This Shrine is located in the southeastern area of Paldea at the bottom of a cliff. It’s entrance is marked on your map with the symbol shown on the screenshot above. When you visit this location you find a locked Purple Gate. To open this gate you need to find 8 Ominous Purple Stakes throughout the surrounding area and destroy them.
Where to Find All 8 Ominous Purple Stakes to Open the Grasswither Shrine?
History teacher Raifort explains to you how the stake system works. To open a Shrine you need to find and destroy all 8 of the stakes in that area. To open the Grasswither Shrine you need to find all 8 Ominous Purple Stakes and destroy them. The locations below are where you will find them all.
Ominous Purple Stake 1
This Ominous Purple Stake is located just above where the Grasswither Shrine door is located. Go to the map location shown above and you will find it sitting out in the open. Make sure you destroy it!
Ominous Purple Stake 2
Go to Los Platos. Head south of the town and go up to the nearby pond on top of the cliffs. At this location looking down at the town is the Ominous Purple Stake. Destroy the stake.
Ominous Purple Stake 3
From the Los Platos Pokecenter head to the northeast. Go up onto the ridge. On the ridge looking down at the Pokecenter is the Ominous Purple Stake. Walk over and destroy the stake.
Ominous Purple Stake 4
Northeast of Los Platos on your map you will see a spiral mountain. Go to the top of this spiral mountain. At the top you will find the Ominous Purple Stake. Destroy the stake.
Ominous Purple Stake 5
This Ominous Purple Stake is located directly northwest of the spiral mountain one where we collected Stake 4 from. Go to the mountain and go northwest until you reach the river outside of Mesagoza. Here you will find a gate in the water. On a ledge next to the gate is the stake. Destroy it.
Ominous Purple Stake 6
This Ominous Purple Stake can be reached by crossing over the gate next to Stake 5. On the other side continue heading northeast. You will encounter the stake on top of a rock. Make sure your destroy it!
Ominous Purple Stake 7
Go to the Artazon (West) Pokecenter. From this landmark head south. Climb up the cliff there and you will find the Ominous Purple Stake on top. Destroy it then look at the wonderful windmills.
Ominous Purple Stake 8
This Ominous Purple Stake is a bit hard to explain. Go to the map marker, shown above, near the edge of the crater. You will find the stake sitting on top of the cliffs in the grassy part. You can see the watch tower nearby. When you do find it destroy it.
How to Catch Wo-Chien?
Once you’ve destroyed all 8 of the Ominous Purple Stakes listed above you will see a short cutscene. During this cutscene you hear the cry of the legendary Wo-Chien coming from the now-open shrine. Before going back there do a little prep to make catching easier:
- Buy battle/catching supplies like Ultra Balls.
- Bring a Pokemon that can inflict status effects.
- Bring a Pokemon that has False Swipe.
- Try and have a party of +60 level.
- Make a save.
After your battle prep is complete, go back to the Grasswither Shrine door. Approach the door and you will be prompted to interact with it. Select Yes to start the battle. Catch Wo-Chien easily using a combination of False Swipe, a status effect like sleep, and Ultra Balls.
Wo-Chien is a Dark/Grass Legendary Pokemon. It is one of four Legendries you can catch by opening the four shrines. See the other shrine guides below for help with those Pokemon.
OTHER SHRINE GUIDES
- Firescourge Shrine guide.
- Icerend Shrine guide.
- Groundblight Shrine guide.
- All Ominous Stake locations guide.
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