Shiny Greninja Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you want a shiny Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you will have to work for it. And by work for it, I mean really put the effort in. Sure, you might think you’ll be able to capture one in the Greninja Tera Raids. But even if you could, that’s not exactly anything to sneeze at. It’s a powerful enemy. So, in this guide, we’ll explain how to get a shiny Greninja in Pokemon SV.

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shiny greninja pokemon scarlet and violet
Shiny Greninja Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Get Shiny Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The only way to get a shiny Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is using the famous Masuda method. Other than that, the frog-ninja creature is entirely shiny-locked. If you don’t know what the Masuda method is, don’t worry, we’ll explain. Basically, you need to obtain a regular Greninja, either by catching it or transferring one via Pokemon HOME. Once you’ve done that, you next have to get yourself a Ditto. Send them on a picnic together to breed them and get yourself some Froakie Eggs. Hatch them and see if any of them are shiny. If they are, just level them up to 36. If not, repeat the process until the gods of RNG finally smile upon you. Do whatever you want with the extra Froakies.

Can You Catch Shiny Greninja in Tera Raids Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

No, you can’t catch a shiny Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, either. As we’ve said, aside from the Masuda method, this creature is shiny-locked. There’s nothing that you can do about it. That’s not to say you shouldn’t take part in the Raids, quite the opposite. IF you can’t use Pokemon HOME to transfer a Greninja to SV, this is the your best shot at earning one. Can’t breed Froakies and roll those shiny dice without having a Greninja in the first place. For more help, check out our other guides, like Best Pokemon for Greninja Tera Raid, Best Clodsire Tera Raid Build, and Best Gastrodon Tera Raid Build. It’s not going to be an easy fight, so I do recommend preparing carefully.

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A language teacher and video game enthusiast turned rogue, Joe is on a quest to become the ultimate gaming journalist. This is somewhat hampered by his belief that the golden age of gaming ended with the PlayStation One, but he doesn't let that stop him. His favorite games include Soul Reaver and Undertale. Other interests are D'n'D, dad rock, complaining about movies, and being the self-appointed office funny man, which nobody else agrees with.


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