One of the most popular things to do in the Pokemon Series is shiny hunt Pokemon. Shiny hunting is essentially trying your best to find a Shiny Pokemon in the game. Shiny Pokemon are extremely rare with there only being a 1 and 4096 chance of finding a Shiny Pokemon.
Shiny hunting is a tall task to take especially with a new Pokemon game like Scarlet and Violet. To help you out, we are going to list out the various ways to get a shiny Pokemon in the new Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
How To Get Shinies Fast In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
There are a couple of things that are important to note before we list out some of the shiny hunting methods that you can undertake. Number one is that static encounters are shiny locked in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. That means no soft resetting to get a shiny starter and no shiny Legendary Pokemon.
One of the best things about Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is that you can see shiny Pokemon in the overworld. That means there is no guessing whether or not a Pokemon is shiny before going into battle. So look around and see if a Pokemon looks different to find a Shiny Pokemon.
Shiny Hunting Methods In Pokemon Scarlet And Violet
There are a few ways to increase your chances of getting a Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. One of the more straightforward ways to increase your Shiny odds is a Shiny Charm. A Shiny Charm is often rewarded to players who complete their Pokedex and a Shiny charm increases the chances of getting a Shiny Pokemon. A Shiny Charm actually doubles your chances of getting a Shiny Pokemon.
On top of that, there are sandwiches that you can make to increase your chances of getting a shiny Pokemon as well. One of the more popular ways to get a shiny Pokemon is through what is known as the Masuda Method. Players will have to breed Pokemon from a different region to each other to increase the chances of getting a Shiny Pokemon.
Finally, there are what is known as Outbreak battles that players can participate in. The more outbreaks you clear, the higher chance you will have to get a Shiny Pokemon. The best thing is that you can combine any one of these methods to increase your odds of getting a shiny Pokemon.
One thing to note is that you can indeed get a shiny Pokemon from a Tera raid. But you cannot increase your odds to get a shiny Pokemon. Tera raids are locked to the original 1 in 4096 odds to get a shiny Pokemon.
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