As of Version 1.1.0, this method is no longer possible. This is because the same mass outbreak no longer persists between resets. If you’re going to use this guide, don’t update your game yet — or check out our massive mass outbreak guide instead. Thank you!
There’s a brand new way to hunt for Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and for once, it doesn’t involve random encounters or hatching eggs! Instead, it involves the Mass Outbreaks that start to appear just before you obtain the Wyrdeer mount. It’s almost certainly the most effective Shiny hunting method in the game, and we have all the details you need right here!
Mass Outbreak Information
Unfortunately, the appearance of Mass Outbreaks and the Pokémon they spawn are completely random. It’s impossible to directly influence them, too. If there aren’t any outbreaks on the map that you’re interested in, head to the Obsidian Fieldlands and then return to Jubilife Village right away. There’s a chance that new outbreaks have spawned — perhaps one you might want to Shiny hunt in. For easy reference, here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Go to the location with the outbreak you want and save as soon as you arrive.
- Head over to the outbreak’s location and catch every Pokémon that appears in the outbreak.
- If none of them are Shiny, quit out of the game and reload to your last save.
- Leave Jubilife Village. If the outbreak is gone, reload to your last save.
- If the outbreak is still there, go to the area and repeat the process from step one.
If the Pokémon you want to hunt is too hostile to catch, there are a few things you can do! Stock up on stealth spray, smoke bombs, spoiled apricorns, and mud balls. The former two decrease the chance that the wild Pokémon will see you, while the latter two can temporarily disable an aggressive Pokémon. You can also camp out from afar and throw Feather Balls or Wing Balls. All in all, your Shiny odds here are roughly 1 in 130 per Pokémon spawned.
As always, if you have any questions, you’re welcome to check out or join our Discord community. We’ve also got many more guides available for Pokémon Legends: Arceus! You can find a complete list of them via the link below. We’ve also got content for Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl if you’re still playing them. Good luck, and happy hunting!
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