Pokémon Scarlet & Violet continues its food mechanic by reintroducing a new variation called Picnics, allowing Trainers to enjoy the beautiful views and acquire unique buffs. In particular, eating a delicious sandwich will grant Trainers one of ten special Meal Powers for a limited time. This guide details everything about Meal Powers in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, including what they are, how to get them, and more.
What Are Meal Powers In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?
Meal Powers are a set of unique effects or buffs acquired from eating sandwiches. The buffs only last for 30 minutes and depend on the type of sandwich consumed and their respective ingredients. Currently, there are ten different Meal Powers available in the game.
We've listed each Meal Power and its effect in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet below.
- Catching Power: Increase chances of successful catches
- Egg Power: Increase chances of finding Pokémon Eggs
- Encounter Power: Increase chances of locating certain types
- EXP Power: Gain more EXP points
- Humungo Power: Increase chances of finding large Pokémon
- Item Drop Power: Increase chances of gaining more materials after battles
- Raid Power: Increase chances of obtaining more Tera Raid battle rewards
- Sparkling Power: Increase chances of finding Shiny Pokémon
- Teensy Power: Increase chances of finding smaller Pokémon
- Title Power: Increase chances of finding Pokémon with titles
How To Get Meal Powers In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
As mentioned, Meal Powers can be acquired by consuming sandwiches (either by buying or making them). If you're making sandwiches, you'll need to obtain a recipe and ingredients to produce a sandwich with specific Meal Power buffs. Trainers can use a maximum of three Meal Power buffs at any given time.
Both recipes and ingredients can be purchased from sandwich shops, and additional ingredients can be collected from NPCs throughout the Paldea region. Likewise, you can receive free recipes from a local NPC, who can be found at the Every Wich Way restaurant.
If you're eating at the restaurant, you can view the Meal Powers in each dish by looking at their menu. However, if you are making a sandwich, you can see which Meal Powers you will gain from the recipe and ingredients in Recipe Mode.
How To Make Sandwiches In Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
To start making your sandwich, set up a picnic from the in-game menu and browse to find the "Picnic" option. Once your picnic has been set up, you can start making a sandwich by selecting the "Make A Sandwich" picnic option.
Every sandwich can have a maximum of three Meal Power buffs determined by the buffs with the highest power values or Levels possible. However, the buffs will constantly change once the duration ends or when eating another sandwich with different Meal Powers.
And that's all. We want to thank the YouTube channel Austin John Plays for the complete tutorial on Meal Powers and their effects in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. Please consider subscribing to the channel for more content.
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