Icerend Shrine is home to Chien-Pao, a legendary Pokémon from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
However, to catch Chien-Pao, you must first pull the eight yellow stakes hidden in Paldea.
Below you’ll find all the Yellow Stake locations and the Icecrend Shrine location, plus how to catch Chien-Pao in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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Yellow Bet Locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The Icerend Shrine stakes glow an eerie yellow, and once you’ve taken out all eight, you’ll be able to battle Chien-Pao in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. These stakes are located in the Western Province and in the western part of the Southern Province of Paldea.
However, we first recommend unlocking all of Koraidon/Miraidon’s abilities. While you can find all the stakes by simply defeating the Open Sky Titan to unlock swimming and the False Dragon Titan to unlock climbing, completing this side quest will be much easier with all of your legendary mount’s abilities.
If you want to learn the history behind the shrines and place them on your world map, complete the history lessons at the Academy. However, taking these lessons is not a requirement for this side quest.
Below you will find the eight yellow bet locations in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:
Yellow Stake 1 Location
This stake is in Cascarrafa and is found by looking behind the tree, which in turn is located behind the gym on its left side.
You can easily see this tree when you are standing in front of the gym.
It’s the big tree on the left.
Yellow Stake 2 Location
This stake is located southeast of the Western Province Watchtower (Area One) and directly south of the Star Dark Crew base.
To get to it, fly to the Watchtower, climb the cliffs directly southeast of the tower, and from there follow the path until you reach the stake. It can be easily seen from the top of the Watchtower, so try climbing it if you’re having trouble locating the stake.
Yellow Stake 3 Location
We recommend finding this stake after locating the one described above.
To get there, head southeast from Stake 2 and drop down once you reach a ledge. Here you will find Stake 3 hidden in a corner of the cliff.
Yellow Stake 4 Location
To find this stake, fly to the Western Province Pokémon Center (Area One) and go up the hill to where the windmills are located. Now all you have to do is turn west and you will see a gorge.
In the middle of this gorge there is a small hill and, on top of it, is the bonfire.
Yellow Stake 5 Location
This stake is hidden on a ledge directly southeast of the Western Province Pokémon Center (Area One).
We recommend flying to this location, going up the hill southeast of the Pokémon Center and going down to the other side where you will find the stake.
Climb this mountain to find the stake.
Yellow Stake 6 Location
For this bet, you’ll want to take the southern path that runs from the Western Province Pokémon Center (Area One) to Alfornada Cavern. On the way, you will see a hill on your left that you must climb.
Continue along this hill until you reach a mountain, which you will want to climb until you reach the ledge with the stake.
Continue up this hill and climb the cliff at the end.
Yellow Stake 7 Location
This stake can be quite difficult to find because it is hidden inside a tunnel, which is southwest of Cortondo and is quite easy to miss.
To reach the tunnel, fly to Cortondo (west) before heading south, crossing the river, passing a pond, and finally jumping to the field below where you’ll find the entrance to the cave.
Go past the pond south of Cortondo to find this tunnel.
Now you just have to go around the cave and pull the stake, which, now that you are in the right place, is very easy to locate.
Yellow Stake 8 Location
The final game is located in the Southern Province (Area Four) at the top of the middle waterfall, which is located directly south of Cortondo.
It can be reached by going south from Cortondo until you reach the mountain or, if you have visited before, flying to the Southern Province Watchtower (Area Four) and heading west.
Either way, go up the mountain to the middle waterfall when you reach it and then jump across the gap to the stake.
Once you have pulled the last stake, a roar will echo through Paldea. Now it’s time to head to the shrine, but we recommend stocking up on Ultra Balls and healing items.
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Location of Icerend Shrine in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Icerend Shrine is located in the Western Province (Area One) of Paldea in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Its exact location is just west of the mountain where you will fight the Open Sky Titan.
Where to find the Icerend Shrine.
By completing history lessons at the Academy and following Raifort’s story, shrines will be located on your world map. This will also allow you to quickly travel to them.
The easiest way to get to the shrine on foot is to fly to the Western Province Pokémon Center (Area One). From there, head north to Open Sky Titan Mountain. Upon reaching the mountain itself, we climb the path and, when the ground turns brown, we take the path to the left.
You will then want to follow this path until it reaches the end, and once there, go down to the ledge below, which is directly behind the trainer.
Drop down here.
How to catch Chien-Pao in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Chien-Pao is a level 60 Dark and Ice-type Pokémon.
This means that it is weak against Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Rock, and Steel types. Psychic type attacks will have no effect on Chien-Pao.
It’s a good idea to stock up on Ultra Balls and healing items, such as Max Potions, before attempting to catch Chien-Pao.
We recommend starting the battle with a Pokémon that has an advantage over Chien-Pao and a similar level. This ensures that you can easily remove his health to make it easier to catch him without worrying about knocking him out completely.
Paralyzing and putting Chien-Pao to sleep will also allow you to focus on catching him, rather than keeping your team alive. Avoid poisoning Chien-Pao or he might fall unconscious!
After getting Chien-Pao’s health to red, it’s also a good idea to switch to a Pokémon that will take little damage from its attacks or has a lot of HP, so that, again, you can focus on catching it.
We quickly trap Chien-Pao in an Ultra Ball, but if your battle drags on, try using a Timer Ball; The more turns taken in a battle, the more effective this Poké Ball will be at catching Pokémon.
Chien-Pao has the Sword of Ruin ability, which will lower the Defense stat of all Pokémon in battle except himself.
He will also have the following moveset when you catch him:
|icicle crash||Ice||Physical||The user attacks by crashing large icicles onto the target. This can also cause the target to flinch.||85||90||10|
|Ruin||Dark||Special||The user summons a ruinous disaster. This reduces the target’s HP by half.||N/A||90||10|
|Sucker Punch||Dark||Physical||This move allows the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not prepared for an attack.||70||100||5|
|Holy sword||Struggle||Physical||The user attacks by slashing with a sword. Changes to the target’s statistics do not affect the damage dealt by this move.||90||100||fifteen|
After adding Chien-Pao to your Pokédex, why not try to catch the other Ruinous Pokémon: Wo-Chien, Ting-Lu, and Chi-Yu?
If you want to learn more about Ruinous Pokémon and their history, we recommend completing the history lessons. If you’ve been following this story, visit Raifort after capturing all the Ruinous Pokémon for an additional reward.
Good luck catching Chien-Pao!
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