How to change clothes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, including where to buy clothes

The default outfit and hat in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet aren’t exactly the ideal look for an aspiring Pokémon Champion, so we explain how to change your clothes below, including how to remove the hat.

However, there are only a few fashions to choose from at first, so we’ve also detailed where to buy clothes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

If you want to learn more about your adventure in Paldea, visit our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough.

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How to change clothes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

It’s not immediately obvious how to do it at first, but to change clothes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet you must press the left directional button. This opens a menu dedicated to your clothing options, including different seasonal school uniforms, glasses, gloves, socks, shoes, and hats.

Accessing the clothing menu will not work if you are talking to a character or in battle. Generally speaking, barring a few key story moments, if you’re in an area where you can open the pause menu and save your game, you can change clothes here.

Note that you may have to wait until you make some progress in the first day of school mission until you can change your clothes. So if you find that pressing left on the d-pad doesn’t work, follow the mission markers and you’ll soon be able to take that hat off…

How to remove hats in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

If, like me, you chose a lovely hairstyle only to cover it up as soon as you put on your school uniform, you might want to know how to get rid of it.

To take off your hat in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, press left on the D-pad to open the clothing menu, then go to the hat section on the right and press ‘X’. With a few exceptions, such as your uniform, pressing ‘X’ on any item of clothing you are currently wearing will remove it.

If you want to equip your trainer with a better hat instead of just taking it off, then you’ll need to buy more clothes…

Our The Teal Mask walkthrough will help you complete the first part of The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero DLC, but make sure you know how to start it first. When visiting Kitakami it is a good idea to know how to get Sinistea, Dipplin and The Loyal Three. Our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet walkthrough can take you through the main campaign, including The First Day of School, Victory Road, Starfall Street, Path of Legends, and, when you’re ready, The Way Home and the final boss. Elsewhere, we can help with the normal gym test secret item menu, version differences, the best scarlet and violet starter, XP farming, shiny Pokémon, and learning to fly, swim, climb, and run. When it comes to individual Pokémon, we can help with Gimmighoul, Ditto, Bellibolt, Pawmot, Scovillain, Frigibax, Brambleghast, Annihilape, Farigiraf, Dudunsparce, Lycanrock, Armarouge, and Ceruledge.

Where to buy clothes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

You can buy clothes in stores in almost any large Pokémon Scarlet and Violet city, such as Mesagoza, Levincia, and Cascarrafa. The earliest you can do this is in Mesagoza, where your school is located.

Open your map while you’re in one of these big cities to see where exactly the clothing stores are. In Mesagoza, for example, you can access the different clothing stores that are located in the center of the area, under the stairs of the academy.

Each store specializes in a different item of clothing, which you can see from its window. Keep an eye out for the bags, glasses and other items in the windows to get a glimpse of the type of fashion they sell.

However, if you want to change the top or bottom separately, you’re out of luck. It is currently not possible to change your main outfit to anything other than the four seasonal styles. This could change in the future with DLC or updates, but for now you can only choose between the summer, fall, winter, and spring variations.

For more help on Paldea, we have a walkthrough that includes help with the Starfall Street, Victory Road, and Path of Legends stories.

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