If you plan on hunting shinies in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet you should get yourself the shiny charm. It is an item that improves the odds significantly to encounter a shiny. While you normally have a chance of 1/4096 to encounter a shiny Pokemon, using this item makes it 1/1365.57. So without further ado, here is how you can get Shiny Charm in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
How to Get Shiny Charm in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
You can get the Shiny Charm from Professor Jacq after you complete your Pokedex. As tedious as it sounds, this is the only known way so far to get this item. And for completing the Pokedex you will also have to trade many Pokemon. So if you own Pokemon Scarlet, just catching and evolving the Pokemon from this game won’t be enough. You will also need to get the Paradox, Regional, and Legendary Pokemon from Violet as well. And vice versa is applicable to Pokemon Violet players in order to get the Pokemon from Scarlet.
Here is how you can get the Shiny Charm:
- Go to the Academy in Mesagoza city and walk up to the desk.
- Interact with the computer and select Biology Lab.
- Talk to Professor Jacq and he will check your Pokedex.
- After finding you have completed the Pokedex he will reward you with a Shiny Charm.
How to Complete the Pokedex
The best way to complete the Pokedex would be to start catching and evolving all Pokemon exclusive to your game first. The next thing you can do is catch extra of them to be prepared for most trade requests. This also applies to Paradox Pokemon. If you are having trouble catching multiple of the same Pokemon try catching a Ditto. You can use it to breed some Pokemon, namely your starters. Next, you can find people that you want to trade your Pokemon with using different Trade codes. This will help you find people easily that are willing to trade the exact Pokemon that you want.
That covers this guide on how to get Shiny Charm in Pokemon Scarlet And Violet. In case you encounter a shiny you should check out how to duplicate shinies to have more of it. And for anything else on this game check out our Pokemon SV guides.