Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have just come out on Switch, so fans can once again spend countless hours leveling up their favorite pocket monsters. But while you explore the new Paldea region and watch the game struggle to run properly, you may feel the urge at some point to change the appearance of your player character. After all, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet boast a wide variety of clothing items and other customization options with which to trick out your character, and you may grow tired of the appearance you chose at the start of the game. Fortunately, both games make the process of changing your appearance relatively easy.
While out exploring, players can open up the clothing customization menu simply by hitting left on the D-pad. Here, you can select from your assortment of clothing items by pressing A. Save your new outfit by pressing B. If you wish to preview the clothing before trying it on, just hit Y. By pressing the + button while on the clothing menu, you can access a menu that allows you to alter various facial features, including character eye color, eye shape, and lip shape.
You can change character appearance in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, but what about hair?
Neither of these menus will let players alter their hairstyle, however. To do that, you need to head to a hair salon located somewhere within most of the games’ towns and have 3,000 extra Pokémon bucks on hand to spend. After deciding on a specific hairstyle and color, you can confirm it by hitting +. Alternatively, if you decide against changing your hair, you can simply hit B to leave.
By following these straightforward steps, you can make your character in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet look good in practically any situation. Of course, the true fashionistas out there will want to visit the clothing stores spread across most towns to purchase more clothes and maximize their options.