Only a true Pokemon fan may know how hard it is to find and catch shiny Pokemon in the wild in the games.
Everyone wants to have a shiny pokemon in their team but catching one is pretty tough unless you use cheats or hacks, finding a Shiny Pokemon takes a lot of time and effort, Fortunately, Pokemon Legends: Arceus has made things a little easier for Shiny Pokelovers. It’s still hard but Gamefreak has taken a few measures to make things a little easier and we’ll show you exactly how you can catch Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus – How to Get Shiny Pokemon?
First of all, the starter Pokemon can’t be shiny neither the Legendary or Mythical Pokemon so don’t bother trying as you’ll only waste your time.
With that said, Here are the shiny odds for the Pokemon Legends Arceus which will increase your chance of getting one in your team.
The Shiny Charm is a pretty much popular item in Pokemon Games, first appeared in Generation 5, and has been a part of the game over years. It drastically increases your chances of encountering a shiny Pokémon. According to Serebii, the base rate for bumping into a shiny pokemon in Gen 8 is one of 4096, although it can be dropped as low as one in 819 with the help of Shiny Charm.
To get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, you’ll need to complete your Pokedex and have to reach Research Level 10 for every single Pokemon in the game. There are a total of 242 Pokemon species you’ll need to catch and research on them. Once you have completed any ten tasks on their Research page, they’ll count towards unlocking the Shiny Charm.
When you complete all the research tasks for every pokemon out there, your shiny odds will max out at one in 585, then you’ll have more chances to get a cute shiny pokemon.
Mass Outbreak is a pretty interesting mechanism of the game which you’ll be told about as you leave the village. Basically, the mechanism will notify you on the map about the mass outbreak of specific species of Pokemon in a specific area.
If you go to investigate, you’ll see around four to ten pokemon together in that area, which increases the chances of encountering shiny ones there. However, that’s not always the case and there might not be a single shiny among them. That’s where you come in, you have to catch those pokemon in the mass outbreak. Whenever you catch a pokemon in the Mass Outbreak, it will continue to spawn until it ends.
With the Shiny Charm and research tasks maxed out for the specific pokemon, your chances for finding a shiny Pokemon will be one in 128 which is incredibly high. So you’d better get down and complete some research tasks now.
A Reddit user has shared a handy chart on how to maximise your shiny odds in Mass Outbreaks:
I guess you will now have the idea of how you can catch a shiny pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Right? then what are you waiting for. Get down to the work, those shiny won’t come themselves (:
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