How to Catch More Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

Shiny Pokemon are always in demand, regardless of which Pokemon game we are playing. This is because the odds of getting a Shiny Pokemon are really low. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet continues with the proud tradition of Shiny Pokemon being difficult to get. Luckily, there are ways to increase your Shiny Hunting Rate in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We are going to go over these and explain how to catch more Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. Let’s get right into it.

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How to Catch More Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet
How to Catch More Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet

How to Get More Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The best way to increase your Shiny odds in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet is through the Sparkling Power Sandwich. This Sandwich will appear in the Adventure Guide alongside other ones, along with the description of what it does, but you won’t be able to find its recipe for a long time. In fact, to be able to get the recipe, you will first need to beat the game. That is, to finish the main story and get to a point where the end credits roll. Pokemon games usually feature a lot of post-end game content aimed at high-level players, which is exactly what the Sparkling Power Sandwich is. When you use it, it is going to boost your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Shiny encounter rate.

After you finish the main game and get the recipe, you will then also have to acquire Herba Mystica. This is a very rare item in the game. It comes in several different varieties: Salty Herba Mystica, Sweet Herba Mystica, Spicy Herba Mystica, and Sour Herba Mystica. The only reliable way to farm it is through 5-star Raids. And these require Pokemon that are very high-level and can reliably handle these difficult challenges. All in all, crafting these Sparkling Power Shiny Sandwiches is not an easy thing to do, but it is far more effective at increasing your Shiny Odds in Pokemon SV than just grinding and relying on pure luck to get Shinies in the game.

Besides these, there is also the Masuda method. This method refers to the process of breading two Pokemon from the same egg group, but which were created in games of different languages. Doing this will dramatically increase your Shiny odds, from 1/4096 to 1/628. This is best used if you have a Ditto from another language, making them very valuable to trade. Here’s how you can catch a Ditto early in the game.

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