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Best Shiny hunting methods in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Gotta catch 'em all, shiny style!

Whether you want to find your favorite Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, or you want to find them all, you'll want to use some methods to boost your odds of finding Shiny Pokémon. No matter what method you choose to use, they won't come easy. Here's our recommendation for the best shiny hunting methods in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

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What's the Best Shiny hunting method in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?

Two combinations of methods increase your odds of finding a Shiny Pokémon from one in 4096 to eight in 4096. First, you could breed Pokémon using the Masuda Method after obtaining the Shiny Charm. The Masuda method involves breeding Pokémon originally encountered in different real-life regions. The Shiny Charm is a reward you obtain for completing Pokémon Scarlet & Violet's Pokédex. To make this method easier, we recommend using the trade code 4448 to trade for a Ditto from a different region. Ditto can breed with almost any other Pokémon.

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The other combination of methods you could use is eating a sandwich with Sparkling Meal Power level three, then fighting or catching Pokémon in a Mass Outbreak. To create this sandwich, you'll need to add Bitter Herba Mystica and Spicy Herba Mystica to the sandwich you create. Herba Mystica is rare rewards gained by defeating Tera Raid battles at a five-star level or higher. When catching or fighting Pokémon in Mass Outbreaks, your chances of finding a Shiny Pokémon improves after 30, and 60 Pokémon are captured or defeated.

Want to know our picks for the best and worst new Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet? Check out Best New Shinies from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Worst looking Shinies from Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.

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Michaela Schulte
Michaela Schulte is a Mom, gamer, and Contributing writer for Pro Game Guides. She was hooked on fantasy lands in childhood, during her first trip through Hyrule. She's also been to Pallet Town, Whiterun, and Novigrad. Currently traveling through Sumeru. Her travel partners include her husband, two boys, and their dog, Ellie.

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