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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Chien-Pao shrine and stake (orange/gold) locations

Where to find all the stakes and how to catch Chien-Pao

Chien-Pao, a Legendary Pokémon that resembles an icy weasel with blades coming out of its mouth as tusks Image: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

To get Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s post-game legendary Pokémon, you’ll need to find stakes all over Paldea, then pull them out of the ground. For Chien-Pao, a dark- and ice-type snail Pokémon, you’ll need to grab all the orange/gold stakes in the southwest part of Paldea. Chien-Pao is locked in the Icerend Shrine.

There are eight stakes to pull out. All you have to do is interact with them. Once you do so, you’ll hear a “mysterious cry,” after which you can interact with the shrine to battle Chien-Pao. It will be at level 60.

The Icerend Shrine is located in the spot marked below. However, if you grow close to the history professor at school, she will mark these shrines on your map, allowing you to fly directly to them once you visit them the first time. We highly recommend doing that.

A Pokémon trainer stands in front of a golden shrine door Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

Below, we list out all the stake locations for Chien-Pao’s orange/gold shrine. We number the stakes for the sake of organization, but you do not have to pull them out in any specific order.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 1

A golden glowing stake in the ground in front of some ruins Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is south of the West Province (Area One) watchtower.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 2

A glowing golden shrine in the corner behind some Mareep Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is tucked away in a corner of an area to the west of the Pokémon League building.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 3

A golden glowing stake in a hole Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is in a hole in the ground that you can jump into from above.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 4

A golden glowing stake in the ground near a big tree Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is behind a tree in Cascarrafa.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 5

A golden glowing stake sitting slanted in the ground Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is on an elevated cliff south of the central West Province (Area One) Pokémon Center.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 6

A golden glowing stake in the ground overseeing some grass fields Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is on a small cliff ledge to the east of Alfornada.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 7

A golden glowing staek in the ground over some plains and farmland Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is on a cliff that oversees Cortondo.


Chien-Pao orange/gold stake location 8

A golden glowing stake underground Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Game Freak, The Pokémon Company/Nintendo via Polygon

This stake is a tunnel underground, which can be accessed easily by the beach to the west.


There are three more of these beasts, who all together make up the Four Treasures of Ruin:

Correction (Nov. 29): An older version of this guide had the wrong location for Icerend Shrine. We’ve updated this guide with the correct location.

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