Scour Areas

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The Scour Areas are one of the places on PokéFarm a farmer can visit. It allows a farmer to send their Pokémon on Scour Missions. It can be accessed from the Nearby Places tab on the Farm page or through a link on the NavBar.
Scour page with three available slots. Both Pokémon are in their preferred area and a new mission can be started.

Starting a Mission

The Scour Areas can first be accessed once the basic tutorial is completed and the fashion suitcase has been bought on the scouring page.

On the main page, there are two buttons. Below them the current scour missions are seen and Pokémon can be retrieved. "Start a new Mission" is possible when a scour slot is open. Without any upgrades a user has one scour slot. "Upgrades" takes the user to the upgrade information.

When clicking on "Start a new Mission," a user is taken to their Fields. The first step for them is to select a Pokémon. Any Pokémon that isn't still an Egg, at the DayCare, training at the Dojo, or already on a mission can do a scour mission. No Pokémon has more potential at missions than another, but each individual will have different preferences as to which locations they like or dislike. Pokémon will typically perform better if sent to the location they prefer.

The next step is to choose a location. There are six locations: Ocean, Volcano, Desert, Forest, Tundra, and City. All have the same items to find. Each Mission will last one hour.

After everything is sorted out, pressing "Send" will start the Mission. A scouring Pokémon will still appear in the Party/Fields and can be interacted with, but cannot be traded, nor be given items or have items taken from them.

Scour Finds

Pokémon may bring back Berries, Fossils, Evolution Items, Evolution Stones, Special Evolution Items, Boxes, Accessories, and Credits. Additionally, certain items may only be found with certain Pokémon, detailed in the section below.

During and After a Mission

On the Scour Areas' main page, all currently active missions are viewable.

While a mission is in progress, the page will display the Pokémon on the mission, the location of the mission, the Pokémon's type(s), the Pokémon's current energy level, and the amount of time left before the Pokémon returns. In addition, the Pokémon's opinion of the area may be shown under the time remaining. A message is displayed if the Pokémon prefers or dislikes the location, but not if the Pokémon has no opinion.

After a mission is done, a button to retrieve the Pokémon appears. When clicked, any items the Pokémon found on its mission (varying from regular items, to Accessories, Credits, and Boxes), are shown inside the box with the Pokémon. Afterwards, three options may be selected:

  • End Mission: The Pokémon stops scouring and rests.
  • New Mission: Allows one to change the location before setting off again.
  • Same Mission: Repeats the finished mission.

Too many consecutive missions can result in a Pokémon becoming tired, noted by the energy meter at the bottom of the status box. Tiredness may affect how the Pokémon performs when scouring. A Pokémon's energy is gradually replenished whenever they are not actively scouring, so a tired Pokémon should be left in a Field for a time to recover.

Upgrades

Numerous Account Upgrades for Scour Missions can be obtained.

Scour Boosts are a permanent item that increases the chance of finding rarer items on missions. Two total can be used. Scour Boosts are buyable for 200 Gold Poké apiece.

Scour Slots are a permanent item that adds another scour mission to be performed alongside the starting one. This allows more missions to go on at once. Again, two can be used, granting a total of three slots. Scour Slots are buyable for 200 Gold Poké apiece.

Forme Pokémon and Scouring

There are some Pokémon that require usage of the Scour areas to aid in changing formes.

Pokémon Forme Method
Burmy Sandy Cloak Send a Burmy to the Desert area.
Burmy Trash Cloak Send a Burmy to the City area.
Genesect Burn Drive A Burn Drive is required, which can be acquired by sending any member of the Porygon Line to scour in the Volcano area.
Genesect Douse Drive A Douse Drive is required, which can be acquired by sending any member of the Porygon Line to scour in the Ocean area.
Genesect Shock Drive A Shock Drive is required, which can be acquired by sending any member of the Porygon Line to scour in the City area.
Genesect Chill Drive A Chill Drive is required, which can be acquired by sending any member of the Porygon Line to scour in the Tundra area.
Zygarde 10% Retrieve 10 cells from a single Scour Area.
Zygarde 50% Retrieve 10 cells from three Scour Areas.
Zygarde Complete Retrieve all 10 cells from every Scour Area.
Tornadus Therian A Reveal Glass is required to change to Therian Forme, which can be acquired by sending Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus to the same Scour Area at the same time.
Thundurus Therian A Reveal Glass is required to change to Therian Forme, which can be acquired by sending Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus to the same Scour Area at the same time.
Landorus Therian A Reveal Glass is required to change to Therian Forme, which can be acquired by sending Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus to the same Scour Area at the same time.
Alolan Raticate Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Alolan Marowak Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Gumshoos Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Vikavolt Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Ribombee Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Wishiwashi (School Forme Only) Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Araquanid Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Lurantis Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Salazzle Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Togedemaru Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Mimikyu Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.
Kommo-o Totem Retrieve 5 Totem Stickers with it from each Scour Area.