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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Are Starters Shiny Locked?

Here is what you need to know about the starters and if they are shiny locked in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

Many players want to know if the starters are shiny locked in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. This is important because it helps you know if there is any chance of getting a shiny Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly in the game. While shinies don’t give any extra stats, they do make your Pokemon unique by giving them a special color. So in this guide check out if the starters are shiny locked in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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Are all Starters Shiny Locked in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Unfortunately, Yes all Starters are Shiny Locked in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. This means that no matter how many times you soft reset your game. The starters you get will always be the same. The only thing that resetting will help with is changing the nature and gender of Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly. But their colors won’t be impacted in any way. So if you have been restarting your game or were planning to. It is sadly time to move on and start playing the game because this method won’t get you the shinies you are looking for.

However, there is a way you can get shiny starters in this game.

How to Get Shiny Starters in Scarlet & Violet?

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You can get shiny starters by breeding your starter Pokemon.

  1. The first thing you will have to do is reset your game until your starter Pokemon is female.
  2. Next, you will have to find a male Pokemon compatible with your starter to be able to begin breeding. Alternatively, you can also catch a Ditto. Using a Ditto will give you the egg of your starter.
  3. Finally, use the picnic feature of the game.
  4. The two Pokemon will give you an egg and there is a chance that this egg might give you a shiny starter Pokemon.

You can make sandwiches to increase the chances of getting a shiny Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly from your egg.

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That covers this guide on how to get shiny Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. Since you are into this game also check out guides on how to get all starters, all new regional forms of Pokemon in this game, and how to play with friends.