How to catch Shiny Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet

Are you curious to find out which are the most effective methods to catch shiny Pokémon? Here is a short guide!

Makio & JRoses

24 January 2023



First of all, It’s important to specify that, under normal conditions, the encounter rate of shiny Pokémons is 1/4096 and that makes them very rare.

Fortunately, there are some tricks that can increase the chances of encountering these special Pokémons!


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The first useful tool to increase the chances of meeting a shiny pokemon is the Shiny Charm, obtainable by professor Jacq once completed all the Pokedex of Paldea.

Just go to the school and collect your amazing prize, which will reduce the encounter rate to 1/1366.


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The Masuda Method, named after the famous Junichi Masuda, is a technique based on the mechanics of eggs. To increase your chances of getting a shiny, you must breed two Pokémons from different countries. We recommend to exchange a Ditto with online players, in order to easily obtain a foreign one; the trading code you can use is 4448 - 4448.

The odds will be 1/683 and with the Shiny Charm will lower to 1/512.

Also, boost spawn frequency of eggs by creating sandwiches with Egg Power.


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With the new sandwich mechanics introduced in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you can make recipes that can increase the Shiny Power.

Here you can find the list of recipes that will increase the Sparkling Power to Lv. 3.


Water Sparkling Sandwich

pokemon scarlet violet Water Sparkling sandwich recipe picnic

Ingredients required:

pokemon item ingredient Cucumber


pokemon item ingredient Salty Herba Mystica

Salty Herba Mystica x2

Meal Power:

Sparkling Power

pokemon item ingredient Sparkling

Lv. 3

Title Power

pokemon item ingredient Title

Lv. 3

Encounter Power

pokemon item ingredient Encounter

Lv. 3

The shiny encounter rate will lower to 1/1024 and with the Shiny Charm to 1/683.


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In Mass Outbreaks the shiny rates are higher. To use this method, go to a Mass Outbrake and defeat 60 Pokémons.

We recommend saving the game multiple times and to get away and return in the area frequently to spawning new Pokémons. After defeating 60 Pokémons, the shiny rate will lower to 1/1366 and with the Shiny Charm to 1/820.


In this image, made by Anubis (@Sibuna_Switch), you'll find all shiny rates in every situation in Scarlet and Violet

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These were our tips to take advantage of all the capture tricks in the game! And how many shiny have you found? Just let us know!


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