Pokemon Legends Arceus has unique starters and many fans are wondering if you can get their shiny forms. The Shiny form of a Pokemon is basically it having a different color than the normal form of the same Pokemon. These Pokemon are always sought out because of their rarity. Each shiny Pokemon is very rare, thus everyone wants to have one on their team if possible. So in this guide let us take a look at whether starters are shiny locked in Pokemon Legends Arceus & if you can catch them.
Are starters Shiny locked in Pokemon Legends Arceus
Yes, starters are shiny locked in the game. That means no matter how many times you reset your game, there is no chance of you encountering one. Other than starters, the Legendary Pokemon Dialga, Palkia & Arceus are also Shiny locked. Thanks to popular leakers Anubis & Centro Leaks for sharing this info.
Now that we know that the starters are Shiny locked, does that mean you can’t catch them? No, in fact, there is a way for you to try catching shiny starters.
How to Catch Shiny Starters
To begin with, having a shiny charm can increase your odds of encountering a shiny. You can find Shiny Charms while exploring the wild. Next, you need to keep an eye out for Mass Outbreaks and Space-Time Distortions.
A Mass Outbreak spawns a Pokemon in large numbers. So for example, if you find a Cyndaquil Mass Outbreak there will be many Cyndaquil spawned in that area for a short time. As for the Space-Time Distortions, they too will work in a similar way to the Mass Outbreak. But you won’t be restricted to just one Pokemon. You can hunt for shiny starters in the below regions in a Space-Time Distortion.
- Crimson Mirelands: This is ideal for hunting Shiny Cyndaquil.
- Alabaster Icelands: Go here to hunt Shiny Oshawott.
- Mount Coronet: You might find a Shiny Rowlet here.
That covers everything you need to know about whether starters are Shiny locked in Pokemon Legends Arceus and how to catch them. You should also check our other guides on how to get grit quickly and how to change your pokemon team in Pokemon Legends Arceus.