Brilliant hunters, rejoice. If you’re playing Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you’ll be happy to know that other trainers have discovered two reliable methods of farming Shinies. The Shiny hunter community comes up with good ideas quite often, and now we have two more.
Method one comes from YouTuber phillybeatzu, and it’s easy to pull off even in the early hours of the game. It’s about having a picnic with your Pokémon during an outbreak. Travel to the horde and start fighting (PhillyBeatzU recommends using a Pokemon that knows False Swipe) until you’ve taken down a good number. Have your picnic, then return to the game to respawn the sprout. This would keep Shiny’s hunting cycle going anyway, but PhillyBeatzU claims that beating 60 Pokemon during an outbreak greatly increases the chances of a Shiny spawning.
The second method is from another YouTuber, austin john plays, and can be used to duplicate Shinies (or any other wild Pokémon). When you catch one in an open area, head towards a nearby town, as long as it doesn’t have a loading screen. Once the city name appears, save and restart your game. Go back to where you caught the Shiny, and another one will be wandering the same spot. It’s pretty simple when you think about it.
There is no guarantee that these methods will be possible forever, so Shiny hunters should use them now before future patches remove them. Scarlet and Violet already received a nice day one patch, and we should expect more in the future. The games still have some significant performance issues, even if Nintendo and The Pokémon Company claim otherwise.
The good news is that even if these methods are fixed, Shiny’s usual strategies still apply. We can show her how to get the glowing charm in scarlet and purple, and yes, she does require completing the entire Pokédex as usual.