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Pokemon Scarlet Violet: How To Duplicate Shinies

Here is how you can duplicate shiny Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet.

There is an exploit in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that lets you duplicate your Shiny Pokemon. And considering how rarely you get one, having multiple of them can be a big deal. Not to mention having a shiny in itself adds value for trading even if the Pokemon isn’t the best. So in this guide check out how to duplicate your shinies in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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How to Duplicate Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet

duplicate shinies in pokemon scarlet violet

Before we actually check the method, Thanks to Austin John Plays for their video on it. Make sure to check his channel on YouTube and his video as well!

This exploit only works on Towns that are open and have the ability to despawn Pokemon. That means they should not have a loading screen when you enter or exit them. It does not work with Team star compounds or Pokecenters in the wild. And the second most important factor is you should have shiny Pokemon spawn. This trick does not spawn shiny Pokemon but helps to only duplicate the one you actually encounter in the wild.

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Here is how to duplicate them.

  1. Save the game before actually trying to catch the shiny Pokemon. This step is important because in case it faints you lose your shiny encounter and any chance you have for duplicating it.
  2. Next, catch the Pokemon. Avoid using moves that leave status effects like Burn or Poison as they increase the chances of it fainting during battle.
  3. After you catch your shiny Pokemon, directly run toward the nearest Town.
  4. The moment you see the name of your Town on the screen, stop there and save your game.
  5. Now, close the game completely on your Nintendo Switch and turn it On again.
  6. After your game is on go back to the location where you found the first shiny Pokemon. You can see the same shiny there again.

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At the time of writing this article, it works on version 1.0.1 of the game. So if you plan to use this exploit, now is the chance as Game Freak might patch it in some future update.

That covers this guide on how to duplicate your shinies in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. I suggest you also check our other guides on Frigibax location and how to EV train. And for more help don’t miss out on our other Pokemon SV guides.

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