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Boosting Your Shiny Pokémon Encounters


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In the captivating world of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there exists a valuable item known as the Shiny Charm. In this guide, we will explore how to obtain it and understand its benefits bestows upon trainers.

How to Get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Understanding the Shiny Charm

The Shiny Charm is a valuable item in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that significantly enhances your chances of encountering Shiny Pokémon. Shiny Pokémon are rare versions of regular Pokémon, distinguished by their unique coloring and sparkling effects. Without the Shiny Charm, encountering a Shiny Pokémon has a mere 1 in 4,096 chance. However, with the Shiny Charm in your possession, your odds improve to 1 in 2,044.

How to Obtain the Shiny Charm

To acquire the Shiny Charm, you must complete the Pokédex or the Paldea Pokedex in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. This requires capturing all 400 Pokémon species found within the game. By diligently capturing each Pokémon and adding them to your Pokédex, you will reach a milestone that triggers a special reward.

In Pokémon Scarlet, after completing the regular game, you will be directed to meet Mr. Jacq, your biology and homeroom teacher. Upon meeting him, he will present you with the coveted Shiny Charm as a symbol of your accomplishment.

In Pokémon Violet, after capturing every Pokémon in the Paldea region, you must visit the Biology Lab in the Naranja/Uva Academy and speak with Professor Jacq. He will assess your Pokedex completion and reward you with the Shiny Charm if all Pokémon have been successfully captured.

The Benefits of the Shiny Charm

Once you possess the Shiny Charm, it grants you a passive buff for encountering Shiny Pokémon, except for fixed encounters such as Starter Pokémon, Treasures of Ruin legendaries, or specific Pokémon like Koraidon/Miraidon. The buff applies to both wild Pokémon encounters and bred Pokémon.

In conclusion, the Shiny Charm in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet is a valuable item that increases the likelihood of encountering Shiny Pokémon. Make use of other shiny-related effects in conjunction with the Shiny Charm for even better odds. Good luck on your journey to catch ’em all and may Shiny Pokémon grace your team!