Your grand Treasure Hunt begins at Naranja Academy or Uva Academy depending on whether you’re playing Pokémon Scarlet or Pokémon Violet, respectively. No matter which game you’re playing, there are enthusiastic teachers to meet, informative classes to take, and valuable lessons to learn whenever you need a break from adventuring in the great outdoors.
There are plenty of places to visit within the academy, from the school store to the biology lab to your own dorm room. These facilities allow you to mingle with faculty members, chat with students, and even purchase helpful items. You’ll notice at times that certain areas will display an exclamation point in the navigation menu—this marks an opportunity to build your trust with a character in that location. Go have a chat and see how they’re doing!
You might be tempted to cut class and join Team Star with all their snazzy outfits, but there are plenty of reasons to show up for school in Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet. There are seven different classes you can take: biology, math, history, languages, battle studies, art, and home economics. These classes are a great opportunity to investigate Paldean lore, brush up on your knowledge of battling, and learn just about every subject in between. Each class consists of eight lectures, plus a midterm and a final exam. You’ll want to pay attention, because the midterms and finals reference key points made during each lecture. The good news? Passing these tests will grant you some nice rewards!
Each class is run by a different teacher, and the more classes you take, the more opportunities you’ll have to interact with them in the academy. You’ll also be able to meet with Director Clavell and other faculty members. As you get to know these characters and earn their trust, they may ask you to run an errand or two that can result in meaningful rewards. For instance, Mr. Jacq the biology teacher will make himself available in his classroom to check on your Pokédex progress, so be sure to stop by the biology lab as you hit new catching milestones.