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Worst Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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scarlet and violet pokemon are part of the ninth generation of Pokemon titles since the series debuted in 1996. One of the oldest and most popular features for an entire subculture of Pokemon fans is that of Shiny Pokemon, extremely rare alternate color variants of each Pokemon, first introduced in Generation. II. Now that the overall roster of Pokemon across all generations stands at 1,000, with 400 in scarlet and purple, there are likely to be some less aesthetically pleasing shiny Pokemon, so we’ve picked the worst among them.

The Worst Shiny Pokemon In Scarlet And Violet We Still Want To Catch

Despite being ugly, this is part of the Shiny hunter’s obligation, as they would still have to catch him for completion’s sake. Some of them have horrible color settings, while others are hated by Shiny hunters for their lack of change from the original, with slight differences in shade disappointing. With that being said, here are the worst shiny Pokemon in scarlet and purple:

Stantler

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Starting with an overwhelming amount of unwanted green tones, Stantler is in what many Shiny Hunters agree is some of the worst Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have to offer. This Pokemon came out of the same generation as the Shiny mechanic, so it’s clear that early on there are bound to be glitches. At least they gave Stantler a majestic new evolution recently.

jigglypuff

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Jigglypuff, a classic Pokemon, has not only been popular for the games and its cute appeal but deadly applications in Smash Bros., but also for some funny moments in the anime. None of that can stop Jigglypuff’s Shiny form from being a disappointment, despite looking more distinguished and better as a sprite in previous generations, with only a change in eye color. Don’t say it too close, though, or you’ll fall asleep with the writing all over your face.

sableye

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This has been a favorite Pokémon for years since its introduction in Generation III, being a great partner in competitive Doubles and a fluctuating position on the competitive ladders. But this Shiny variant is a huge disappointment for me in particular because it is an overwhelmingly intense and terrible shade of mustard yellow with terrible eyes to match. The green gem is the only thing that ties this set together and it looked so much cooler when Mega Evolution was available.

Gengar

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One of Gengar’s biggest problems as Shiny Pokemon is that they actually look worse in their final form than their first, Gastly. What’s more, Gengar’s underwhelming skin was redeemed in Generation VI with an insane white Mega form, and again in Generation VIII with an awesome white Gigantamax form. What we get instead is just a forgettable shade that has more gray and less life in its technically lifeless ghost eyes.

flamingo

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Sporting an ashy pink hue, this Pokemon came in scarlet and purple with such an underwhelming glow that trainers will want to check—clearly, those Flamigo are up to no good.

Maushold

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Sporting a very subtle color change to the pants and shirts worn by this adorable family of mice, these details are very hard to make out to the point where the trainers do the following:

  • Catch Shiny Tandemaus
  • Evolves Shiny Tandemaus into Shiny Maushold
  • I didn’t realize all this time that it was Shiny
  • Release them because Maushold is a terrible Pokémon.
  • Realize they were shiny, but move on quickly after you see the difference.

tadpole

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Tadbulb is such a small Pokémon that when you see it in the wild, you have to stop and stare at it intently to tell the difference between a normal and a shiny. The difference is so marginal that it begs the question why they bothered.

Garchomp

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Garchomp suffers the same Shiny fate as Gengar, has a more appealing first evolution, and ultimately lacks a certain sparkle to its color scheme. You’d think a Pokemon attacked so often by Dazzling Gleam would at least retain some of that gleam for the ultra rare variant.

sucker

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This one committed an unexpected Pokemon sin, changing the creature in question in a way that made Lechonk look like a normal cartoon pig. It’s also a real shame because they’re usually so cute.

Lucario

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Getting back to the point that it hurt Sableye’s appearance, yellow is often so aesthetically unappealing, especially when a Pokemon is heavily covered in it. Evolved from a more adorable yellow Shiny Riolu, Lucario’s classic blue color scheme is iconic, while the Shiny form is sure to have confused parents or even grandparents saying “wow, Pikachu looks different than when he was younger.” .

scarlet and violet pokemon released on November 18, 2022, exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

– This article was updated on November 23, 2022

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