There are many gameplay features to explore in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet outside of the usual exploration and the grind for Gym badges. Attending classes is one of the many fun activities in the game you will be able to take part in. You will begin the game as a student in either Naranja or the Uva Academy, where you will encounter teachers providing lessons on the various aspects of the Paldea region and the Pokemon universe.
However, classes are not something you will be able to attend right off the bat as soon as the main narrative of the game begins. You will need to make a fair bit of progress in the title before being eligible to take lessons in the academy.
Taking academy classes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
As you make your way through Paldea and complete some of the objectives in the game, you will soon be unlocking lessons at the academy that you will be able to attend. By taking your classes, you will be able to unlock more information about the open world of the title while also improving your relationship with the teachers at the same time.
As you form a deeper bond with them, more dialogue options will become available, and you will also be able to unlock various side quests. However, it would be best if you made progress in the main narrative to unlock classes. The more Gym Badges you collect and Team Star bases you take down, the more lessons will be available.
To start with, you can take six classes in the Scarlet and Violet academies. You will need to interact with the NPC at the front desk. The subjects that you will be able to take lessons on are:
- Battle Studies
- Home Economics
While these are not a part of the main story mission, taking lessons is good if you wish to net yourself some additional rewards. Once you have taken the classes, you can sit for the Midterms and Final exam.
Midterms and Finals in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
During the lectures, the teachers will go over certain aspects of the game, teaching some mechanics and trivia on Pokemon. After three such lessons are done, you will be able to take the Midterm exams and an additional three lectures leading to the finals. Once you pass the exams, you can talk to the NPC again at the front desk to earn a fair reward.
Additionally, taking lessons will improve your relationship with the professors in Scarlet and Violet, which will, in turn, lead to them providing you with side quests. You can access these by interacting with the computer beside the front desk, which will then show all the rooms at the Academy and an exclamation mark where there is an available side quest. Completing this will allow you to get even more rewards.
Part 1 of the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC is now live, and you can explore many new places and catch new Pocket Monsters in it.