Pokemon Scarlet and Violet has a lot of new mechanics and added elements to the first true open-world game in the mainline Pokémon franchise. As you journey through Paldea, you have a lot to learn. You might be a seasoned Trainer in other games, but Generation 9 has thrown some wrenches into the works, mostly through a ton of new elements to the gameplay loop. You will start the game as a student in either Naranja or the Uva Academy, and the story folds out from there, with many ways to approach honing your skills as a Trainer.
One of the new elements within the games is Academy classes. Since you take on the role of newly enrolled student at a prestigious school for Trainers, you get to play into that role a fair bit. One of the cool ways players can lean into this story and earn unique rewards is by attending classes.
How to attend Academy Classes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Walk up to the main desk in the entrance of the Academy, and then talk to the woman standing there. She will allow you to take different subjects to earn unique rewards. You can do this at any time, and it’s best to get started as soon as you unlock the first set of classes. When you first reach the academy and get sent to classroom 1A, you will get a notice about certain classes being unlocked.
Here are the classes you can take part in during the game. Each one has its own set of questions and answers that you need to get right to do well. Doing well in each class will advance you to the next tier of classes in that subject. Get all the way through the course and you can win fantastic items.
- Battle Studies
- Home Economics
While these are not a part of the main story mission, taking lessons is good if you want to get some powerful items to aid in your Pokémon journey. 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. During your first day at the Academy, you will also be directed to visit with the Director and certain other NPCs, be sure to do this as soon as you can to unlock more details about the mysterious Area Zero.
The classes themselves aren’t too hard as long as you pay attention, or have some experience from the previous games. But it’s not too hard to cheat either. You will be asked various trivia questions about Pokémon, as well as learn the basics of the mechanics in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Watch the video below if you want a full rundown of all the possible answers in each class: You can also check out our guide on the midterm and finals answers to get the answers for all classes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
One thing you need to be aware of is that there are different tests you need to pass as well. As you move through the story, more lessons will be unlocked as well. There are also midterms and finals you need to pass. Completing these will grant you some super-awesome rewards for your Trainer and Pokémon.
Story progress is also key to completing the Academy courses. The more Gym Badges you collect and Team Star bases you take down, the more Academy Classes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be available.