Brilliant hunting may have gotten easier in Scarlet Pokemon Y Violet.
YouTuber PhillyBeatzU discovered an easy method for players to find shiny Pokemon. The strategy requires trainers to open their map and navigate to the massive outbreak of their choice. The popular coach then explains that fans can take advantage of Scarlet/Violetpicnic function to drastically increase the chances of finding a shiny Pokémon.
Before tackling the massive outbreak, players need to teach one of their Pokémon the move “False Swipe.” This attack leaves the opposing Pokemon down to 1 HP, an essential move when trying to avoid accidentally knocking out one of the ultra-rare pocket monsters. After teaching the desired creature “False Swipe,” the YouTuber advises players to start “killing Pokemon, just like a normal mass shoot.” After beating 60 Pokemon in outbreaks, players now get a higher glow ratio of 1 in 1365. PhillyBeatzU saved their game and set up a picnic table to make the massive outbreak go away. “When you leave your picnic, all those Pokémon are going to reappear,” he said.
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“Think of it this way: Instead of getting one, one, one chance every time you delete something, now [there are] all those, like, 20 Drifblim in the background,” the YouTuber explained. After 15 reboots, PhillyBeatzU found the shiny version of Drifblim. “This was HUGE for me. I got a shiny Magnemite and a Psyduck after 15 to 20 picnic resets,” another player commented. Despite its benefits, it’s unclear if Scarlet/Violet will fix this bug, among many other game glitches that have plagued its unstable release.
In the past, players could increase their shine rate by obtaining the Shiny Charm, which first appeared in Black/White 2. In order to obtain this key item, Trainers would need to complete the specific region’s Pokédex before it is granted to them by an NPC. Additionally, the Masuda Method, named after Game Freak director Junichi Masuda, increases the odds for players. Masuda explained the breeding method on his blog in 2007, explaining that players must place two Pokémon from different language games in the Nursery. As a result, the glow rate increases from 1/4096 to 1/1638.
Scarlet Pokemon Y Violet are available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.