Pokemon Scarlet and Violet How To Find Shiny Pokemon & Sparkling Power

Find out in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet how to find shiny Pokemon during your Nintendo Switch adventure.

Index of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Guides:

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet How To Catch Shiny Pokemon

How to catch Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

You can catch shiny Pokemon more easily by increasing the 1:4096 shiny base rate. Complete your 400 Pokemon Pokedex to receive the Shiny Charm item, with the Shiny Charm equipped you get 2 Extra Rolls, increasing your shiny odds. — Once you find a shiny Pokemon, turn off auto-saving in the game settings and save your game manually, so that in case a shiny Pokemon runs away from you or gets killed forever this allows you to reload your save manually by restarting the game, which can be done as many times as you want and the shiny Pokemon will always re-appear for you to catch! Handy!

How do you easily encounter Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

You can only spot Shiny Pokemon in the overworld visually, there are no audio cues or visual stars anymore. If you’re unsure if a Pokemon you encountered is shiny, you should focus on that Pokemon with the ZL button, and then bring out your Let’s Go Pokemon from your team with the R shoulder button. Your Pokemon icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen will indicate you’re seeing a shiny Pokemon by briefly showing a three blue sweat droplets in a white text balloon, and your Pokemon will NOT automatically attack it, because it does not want to defeat a shiny Pokemon, so it’s telling you in its own way that you should catch the rare shiny.

The Timeline for all the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shiny hunting methods is shown here:

  • 00:55 — Shiny Locked Pokemon
  • 02:45 — Shiny Charm
  • 03:37 — Wild Shiny Pokemon
  • 07:03 — Changes to Breeding & Shiny Rates
  • 11:51 — Sparkling Sandwiches & Mass Outbreaks
  • 16:20 — Shiny Tera Raid Dens
How to Get Shiny Pokemon & Sparkling Power in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Huge thanks to Austin John for the guide video and tips.

Please comment if you have any additional Pokemon Scarlet and Violet shiny Pokémon hunting tips of your own, we’ll give you credit for it. – Thanks for visiting!