Shiny hunting is a central element of Pokémon video game productions and the latest opus is no exception. Pokémon Scarlet/violet was released a few days ago and despite some graphical hiccups and other bugs, players explore the Paldea region up and down in search of creatures from the ninth generation. The latter brings with it a lot of new features including co-op which totally seduces players and allows them to go hunt Pokémon with friends. But unfortunately for some, Pokémon Scarlet and violet saw some of the features present in previous games disappear. This is particularly the case of the sound indicating the presence of a nearby shiny, the absence of which revolts some budding trainers.
The tradition of shiny hunting
What better way for a Pokémon trainer to cross paths with an unusually colored creature? These Pokémon of another shade are the shiny and they are the object of many covetousness as they are rare. Thus, each time a new Nintendo licensed game is released, players scour every corner of the different regions to find their favorite shiny creature. In Pokémon Legends: Arceus for example, when a player approached a shiny, a sound sounded and the Pokémon in question was surrounded by light stars.
A way for many to spot these rare creatures... which has unfortunately disappeared. In the latest installment, they must rely on their eyes alone and track these Pokémon that they now only differentiate by their color. While the Game Freak teams undoubtedly wanted to make shiny hunting a little more interesting by increasing its difficulty, they seem to have overlooked one category of people... color blind people.
"I can't tell Pokemon apart"
Here is the cry for help posted by Reddit user markimark1305 yesterday. Shortly after purchasing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, he realized that the typical shiny sound that was so valuable to him for tracking down rare Pokémon was gone. Now, he can no longer distinguish common specimens from shiny ones. A real loss for the user who found under the comments of his post the support of other players in his case, who are now struggling to hunt for shiny as they wish.
These annoyed players would therefore like a future patch to bring back the precious sound that could completely change their gaming experience. Colorblind people aren't the only ones who want sound and stars back; most trainers often miss shiny without even realizing it. So, you have to be much more careful than before. Who knows, maybe the Nintendo teams will read their complaints?
Here is all the information about the Pokémon Spiritomb in 9G. Where to find it in Paldea, how to evolve it and what is its shiny form on Pokémon Scarlet and Purple. Rest assured, there will be no need to find purple flames in the open world...