Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have been favorites of Nintendo fans ever since their release, providing trainers with an exciting journey of collecting and battling Pokemon. One particularly enticing part of these games is the ability to catch Shiny Pokemon, or alternate-color versions of regular-colored Pokemon. As with all things rare, Shiny Pokemon are quite difficult to come by — but luckily there are some tips and tricks for increasing your odds. In this article, we’ll look at how to improve your odds of catching these elusive creatures so you can add them to your team.
Odds Of Catching Shiny Pokemon
The odds of running into a Shiny Pokemon in the wild is incredibly low — about 1 in every 4096 encounters, or 0.024%. However, there are some ways you can increase these chances. By completing certain challenges like defeating a certain number of other trainers or Pokémon in Raids or completing research tasks that offer “shiny” rewards, your chances will increase greatly.
One method that many trainers rely on is the ‘Masuda Method’ — named after Game Freak’s Junichi Masuda. This method increases your chances significantly if you breed two Pokémon from different regions together (known as foreign breeds). Doing this increases your odds from 1:4096 to roughly 1:1365. It’s also worth noting that you can still get a Shiny even if only one parent is foreign; it just takes longer for them to appear.
How To Catch A Shiny
Once you know which methods work best for increasing your chances, it’s time to actually attempt catching one yourself! When you encounter a Shiny Pokémon in the wild or from an event reward such as Raids or Field Research Tasks, make sure to turn off any features that will reduce their HP such as berry