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How to Increase Shiny Odds in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Whether you want to complete the shiny Pokedex or are after a particular shiny Pokemon, you’ll want to know how to increase your shiny odds in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

Every Pokemon has a shiny version, which is a different color from usual, but finding them is an extremely rare occurrence.

However, if you’re shiny hunting you can boost your chances of catching shinies in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet in a number of ways!

What is the Base Shiny Rate in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

The base shiny rate in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is 1/4096 – the standard base shiny rate in every Pokemon game.

This means that, on average, for every 4096 Pokemon you encounter in the wild, just 1 of them will be a shiny version.

However, if you want to increase your shiny rate, there are a few ways to do it!

Alternatively, instead of catching shinies, you can trade Pokemon with another player to get some shiny Pokemon!

Shiny Hoppip Pokemon Scarlet Violet

Of course, you will want to know how to distinguish Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet.

Every Way to Boost Shiny Odds in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Players can boost their chances of catching shiny Pokemon in 4 different ways – by unlocking the shiny charm, defeating Pokemon in a Mass Outbreak, eating a sandwich with Sparkling Power, and using the Masuda Method of breeding Pokemon.

In addition to each of these singular boosts to the chances of encountering shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, you can also combine these methods above to increase your shiny odds even further!

a group of Smolivs near trees in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Get the Best Shiny Odds in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To get the best shiny odds in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet – 1/512.44 – players can make two different shiny boosting combinations:

  • Shiny Charm + Masuda Method = 1/512.44 shiny rate
  • Shiny Charm + Level 3 Sparkling Power sandwich +defeating 60 or more Pokemon in Mass Outbreaks = 1/512.44 shiny rate

Check out the table below to see the shiny odds when you combine various shiny boosting methods in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Shiny Boost Method 1Shiny Boost Method 2 Shiny Boost Method 3 (Optional)Combined Shiny Odds
Shiny CharmMass Outbreak: Cleared 30+1/1024.38
Shiny CharmMass Outbreak: Cleared 60+1/819.60
Shiny CharmMass Outbreak: Cleared 30+Sparkling Power Sandwich1/585.57
Shiny Charm Mass Outbreak: Cleared 60+Sparkling Power Sandwich1/512.44
Shiny Charm Sparkling Power Sandwich1/683.08
Mass Outbreak: Cleared 30+Sparkling Power Sandwich1/819.60
Mass Outbreak: Cleared 60+Sparkling Power Sandwich1/683.08
Shiny Charm Masuda Method1/512.44

Of course, some of the most popular Pokemon to get as a shiny are the starters. Here’s how to get shiny Fuecoco, Sprigatito, and Qualxy in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

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