Shiny hunting is a time-consuming Pokemon pastime, but there are ways to increase your odds of getting the perfect shiny in Legends Arceus.
Pokemon Legends Arceus is finally here with its new formula for the franchise.
After the Wild Areas in Pokemon Sword and Shield received backlash from the community, Game Freak decided it was time to change the tone of the next entry.
The result of this reinvention of the series is Pokemon Legends Arceus. Thus far, fans have embraced the changes in gameplay and overall mechanics of the game in its great majority.
But, there are some pain points that gamers are already calling out. One example of this is how gamers perceive Alpha Pokemon and how they ruin the classic evolution mechanic.
Among all the changes, Pokemon Legends Arceus introduces plenty of modifications to the shiny odds mechanics!
Best Way to Increase the Odds of Getting a Shiny Pokemon in Legends Arceus
Shiny hunting does require a ton of luck and patience, but there are many things you can do to increase your odds of getting a shiny Pokemon in Legends Arceus.
Right from the start, the odds of getting a shiny Pokemon in Legends Arceus is 1 in 4096. These odds can dramatically increase by following the following tips.
- Dex of 10* for a Pokemon – Increases odds 1 in 2048
- Perfect Dex** for a Pokemon – Increases odds 1 in 1024
- Mass Outbreak – Increases odds 1 in 158
- Dex of 10 + Mass Outbreak (for that Pokemon) – Increases odds 1 in 152
- Perfect Dex for a Pokemon + Mass Outbreak (for that Pokemon) – Increases odds 1 in 141
Mass Outbreaks are a massive boost for Shiny hunters! Here is the best way to catch shinies during a Mass Outbreak in Pokemon Legends Arceus.
*Note that a Dex of 10 means the entry of that Pokemon is registered. This is achieved by completing 10 points on the Research Tasks (5 tasks in total).
**A Perfect Dex page means all the Research Tasks in the Pokedex entry of that particular Pokemon have been completed.
Boost Your Odds with the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Legends Arceus
Contrary to Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the Shiny Charm does work in Pokemon Legends Arceus. This item grants an additional three rolls from the base shiny odds of 1 in 4096.
Although, getting this item is no easy task! Here is how to get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Legends Arceus.
With the Shiny Charm, these are the odds of getting a shiny Pokemon in Legends Arceus:
- Dex of 10 for a Pokemon – Increases odds 1 in 819
- Perfect Dex for a Pokemon – Increases odds 1 in 585
- Dex of 10 + Mass Outbreak (for that Pokemon) – Increases odds 1 in 137
- Perfect Dex for a Pokemon + Mass Outbreak (for that Pokemon) – Increases odds 1 in 128
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There you have it! There are many variables to increase your odds, but shiny hunting can be a blast in Pokemon Legends Arceus.
Also, it seems the fun will continue. Recent leaks indicate that a future DLC could add up to 158 new Pokemons in Legends Arceus!
Source: Austin John Plays