Shiny Pokémon have been around since the days of Pokémon Gold and Silver, and are a different colour for each Pokémon that is incredibly rare to find, taking up pride of place in many Pokefan’s collections. So with a new generation on the way, many fans are excited to learn more about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny pokémon, and exactly how we’ll be finding the little fellas this time.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are changing up a lot from previous generations, so there is a lot to learn. For more information check out our coverage, with articles on topics such as Pokémon Scarlet and Violet starters, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet tera raid battles, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet new Pokémon, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet picnics, and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Terastal Pokémon.
Let’s dive into our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny guide.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny
How do I find Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon?
As of now, the only way we know to find shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the regular way, to encounter them in the world with full odds. While other titles had ways to increase odds like the Masuda method or filling out the Pokedex in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, we do not yet have that information for Scarlet and Violet, but we expect something to help players locate these colourful critters.
Are Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon visible in the overworld?
It’s been confirmed by Serebii that Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon are visible in the overworld, so you will be able to spot them as you adventure. We do not know yet if there is a visual or audio queue like in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but we certainly hope so. It has been confirmed by IGN, that when using the new Pokémon let’s go auto battling feature players can accidentally wipe out a shiny pokémon without realising, though you can recall a Pokémon while they are auto-battling, so you will have a chance to save them if you keep your eyes peeled. You can find the full video from Serebii’s preview below, explaining their encounter with a shiny Skiddo.
How do I increase Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon odds?
So far, the only way we know that will increase Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon odds is through the new sandwich mechanic, available when you set up a picnic. Using different ingredients to make the sandwiches will yield different boosts and boons, with some being the appearance of certain types of Pokémon, a resistance to some Pokémon types, and a few more. It has also been confirmed that one of the available boosts will be to shiny odds, though we do not yet know the recipe or the increase it will offer. For an explanation, be sure to check out the video from YouTuber creator AustinJohnPlays below.
What are the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny rates?
While we wait for confirmation as to whether Pokémon Scarlet and Violet follow the formula of Pokémon Sword and Shield, the regular shiny rate for overworld encounters will be 1/4096, so its not very likely. Though every game in recent memory has produced some sort of method of increasing the odds for specific Pokémon, like chaining encounters, so we fully expect there to be a similar wrinkle to shiny odds in the latest generation.
Alright shiny hunters, that’s all we have for now. We’ll update this guide thoroughly when the games are released, but for now rest easy knowing that your precious Pokémon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon are back, and we’ll be back to hunting the very soon. For even more great content from Pocket Tactics, be sure to check out our guide to the best games like Pokémon for Switch to get your fix today.