For the most part, wild Shiny hunting is easier than ever in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! All you’ve got to do is make a sandwich and run around for a few minutes until the Pokémon you’re looking for appears. However, if you’re trying to Shiny hunt Zorua, Zoroark, or Ditto, things are a bit more difficult — they disguise themselves in the overworld, and don’t appear Shiny until you encounter them. We’ve put together a list of tips to Shiny hunt these elusive Pokémon anyway, so let’s get right into it!
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have introduced a brand-new concept called Paradox Pokémon: these are ancient and future forms of existing Pokémon, and their designs are absolutely off-the-rails! Most of them are also incredibly strong, so if you’re looking to Shiny hunt one, we understand why! We’ve put together a list of optimized Shiny hunting strategies for each individual Paradox Pokémon. If you’re ready to start tracking them down, then let’s begin!
After taking a break from Pokémon: Legends Arceus, breeding is back in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet! However, while hatching Eggs is mostly the same, there are a few key differences. Unlike Sword & Shield, hunting for wild Shiny Pokémon is much easier than hatching Eggs in terms of difficulty — so feel free to choose whichever method you like without worrying too much about odds.