Pokémon Scarlet/Violethas now been released a few days ago, and who says new Pokémon means new shiny hunt! These ultra-rare Pokémon in their original color are highly prized, and even harder to spot than in previous games. Indeed, there is no longer a sound or little stars that shine to indicate their appearance like in Legends: Arceus, now you have to be very vigilant, making the task even more complicated.
However, a technique exists to catch some of them more easily and it is explained in this video by YouTuber PhillyBeatzU.
In Pokémon Scarlet/violet, as in Arceus, you can sometimes see Massive Appearances appear on your map, symbolized by the icon of a specific Pokémon or a question mark. These are areas with a very high concentration of a single Pokémon. Once in these areas, using the "Forward!" on the R trigger on your controller, you can send your Pokémon into battle and KO Pokémon in the open. Finally, one of the new features in Scarlet/Violet is the ability to picnic on the map, resting your character and resetting the surrounding area.
The technique is very simple and abuses these 3 features in order to make the shiny version appear in the massive appearance. You will quickly understand. Here are the probabilities of encountering a shiny:
- 1/4096: Basic probability
- 1/2048: Once you KO between 30 and 59 Pokémon in the spawn
1/1365: Once you KO 60+ Pokémon in the spawn
Note that you can go down to 1/512 with the Chroma charm (obtained once the Pokédex is completed) and the shiny sandwich Lv.3, but let's stay on our bases at 1/1365.
Once you have knocked down more than 60+ Pokémon in a Massive Appearance, you will picnic in a loop in order to reset the area until the shiny appears. Quite simply ! Appearing on average after about twenty resets , it is the simplest and fastest technique to obtain shiny.
To your binoculars!
For all the other pokemon not appearing in AM, the solution remains the same as usual: be patient and equip yourself with your best glasses, because you will have to travel the open world and observe carefully, due to the absence of notifications making a lot of players cringe.
Happy hunting everyone!
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