Finding Shiny Pokémon is always a treat, which is why some players spend hours or days farming their favorite monsters. These creatures with varying color palettes can be extremely rare, but there are ways to increase your chances or farm more efficiently. In scarlet and violet, there’s a whole new system for catching shinies, as well as a few return mechanics.
“Shiny Pokémon are so popular to find because of the dopamine boost they provide to players,” said Pokémon YouTuber PhillyBeatzU. Reverse. “The ‘rare’ luck they’re tagged with makes it so exciting and a viral phenomenon on the internet.”
Without using cheats or special items, you have a 1 in 4,096 chance of catching a shiny, according to dataminer Sibuna_Switch on Twitter. These odds can be doubled, tripled or even quadrupled with just a few adjustments to your game.
PhillyBeatzU claims that if you use all of these methods in tandem, you’ll be able to find most shinies “in less than an hour.”
Here are four essential tips to help you catch the finest pocket monsters.
4. Picnic Method
This is by far the easiest and easiest way to catch shiny Pokemon from this generation. Massive outbreaks appear on the map as that Pokémon’s icon with a colored swirl behind it (if you haven’t seen that Pokémon, it will just show a question mark). If you defeat 30 of this species during an outbreak, your odds drop to 1 in 2048. Defeat 60 and your odds get even better at 1 in 1365.
Once you defeat this horde, you will have access to the Mass Outbreak for the rest of the game day. You can just keep defeating mobs to get more spawns, but doing so could unintentionally end prematurely. of the mass epidemic. Your best bet is to open a picnic, which you can do from the in-game menu, and then close it. This should make them disappear and reappear, giving you another chance to see a shiny one. You can also just get out of view to have them render again.
Keep in mind that Shiny Pokemon no longer have a particle or special sound effect when they spawn. You’ll only have to notice which one glows as you look through waves of enemies.
3. Brilliant charm
There is an item you can win that will increase your chances even more. A staple of later generations of Pokemon, the Shiny Charm makes your base chance of catching one Shiny in 1365. Its power also stacks with other methods, bringing a Shiny rate as low as 1 in 512.
To get the Shiny Charm, you will need to complete your Pokedex. That means you’ll need every Legendary, Version Exclusive, and Evolution to get the most out of them. Once you have completed the 400 pages, you will need to visit Professor Jacq at your local Academy in Mesagoze. He will return the charm to you if you have completed the Noble Feat.
2. Sparkling Power
There’s another late game method of catching shinies, although it does require a bit more grinding. First, you’ll need to get the credits to roll by beating the game, or by simply completing the main story quest and unlocking the Sparkling Power Shiny Sandwich recipe.
Next, you’ll need to collect Herba Mystica, which comes in five flavors and can be found in 5-Star Raids. Each of these ingredients can be combined in the food crafting mini-game to increase your chances of getting a specific type of shininess.
1. Masuda method
And the last known method is named after Junichi Masuda, an iconic Pokémon composer who blogged about it in 2007. If you get a Pokémon from another region and breed it with one of your own, you have a higher chance of getting a Pokemon. bright.
For example, if you are raising a Japanese Growlithe with one caught in your Scarlet/Purple game, you will have a 1 in 683 chance of hatching a shiny.
A foreign Ditto is considered the best monster if you want to use this method, as it can spawn with anything.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are now available for Nintendo Switch.