There are a number of Shiny-locked Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, and knowing which ones they are is incredibly important for Shiny hunters.
Shiny-locked Pokemon are ones that do not have a Shiny variant or a different colored version. They’ve existed since Generation II but rose to prominence in Generation V.
Below, we’ve listed all of the Shiny-locked Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, including those in the Teal Mask DLC.
All Shiny-Locked Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet
There are a number of Shiny-locked Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, including the starter Pokemon, the Ruinous Quartet, main Legendaries, Titan Pokemon, and more.
You can see a full list of all of the Shiny-Locked Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet below:
- Any Pokemon you receive from NPCs, including in-game trades
- Titan Klawf
- Titan Bombirdier
- Titan Orthworm
- Titan Great Tusk/Iron Treads
- Titan Tatsugiri
- Ghimmighoul (Chest Form)
- Scripted encounters
Scripted encounter Pokemon are ones you are forced to battle during the story, such as the Lechonk you need to catch at the beginning of the game.
All Shiny-Locked Pokemon in The Teal Mask
The Teal Mask DLC for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet introduced even more Shiny-locked Pokemon, including the Legendary, Loyal Three, Bloodmoon Ursaluna, and more.
You can see the full list of Shiny-locked Pokemon from The Teal Mask DLC below:
- Sinnoh starter (Turtwig, Piplup, Chimchar)
- Ogerpon (Including Wellspring Mask, Hearthflame Mask, Cornerstone Mask forms)
- Bloodmoon Ursaluna
- Hisuian Growlithe
- Scripted encounters
As there is currently no way to evolve Ursuring into Ursaluna in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you cannot get a legitimate Shiny version of Bloodmoon Ursaluna.
It’s worth noting that regular Growlithe has a Shiny form in Scarlet and Violet that can be found by normal means.
How to Get Shiny Versions of Shiny-Locked Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet
You can get Shiny versions of certain Shiny-locked Pokemon legitimately in Scarlet and Violet. For example, while none of the Titan Pokemon can be Shiny, you can find Shiny versions of their regular forms, such as Bombirdier.
Additionally, you can hatch eggs of your Starter Pokemon that can be Shiny. It is just the original 3 Starter Pokemon that cannot be Shiny.
Shiny versions of Ghimmighoul and the Legendaries (including the Ruinous Quartet and the Loyal Three) are only available through events and giveaways.