A Pokémon Scarlet and Violet exploit helps you generate Shinies

A Pokémon Scarlet and Violet exploit helps you generate Shinies

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Pokemon Scarlet and Purple continues to ring in its opening week with a strong cooperative eclipse by destructive glitches, but now there’s a new exploit in town. YouTuber PhillyBeatzU describes what he calls the “shiny picnic reset method” (it’s more prescriptive than descriptive) in a recent video – where repeatedly packing your picnic in the middle of an outbreak triggers the reappearance of the same Pokemon, increasing your chances of getting a shiny one.

A Shiny Pokemon, we discussed before, is a normal Pokémon with a rarer color variation. One commenter pointed out that, critically, shiny Pokemon also have their own special glitter animation when they go to battle. There are few things I care less about than rare flicker animations, and most of them likely involve Charli D’Amelio, but if the shiny chase is what you want, I’ll give you the shiny chase. And according to PhillyBeatzU, enjoying Scarlet and PurpleThe feat is easy.

“The first step is to open your map and select any mass outbreak area you can find,” he said. A Pokemon outbreak is probably the nicest iteration of the word you’ll come across – it means there’s a group of a certain Pokemon concentrating in an area, and you’ll see it marked on your map with a red symbol turn signal. Before digging, you need to make sure that one of your Pokémon has False Swipe movement, says PhillyBeatzU, but once you do, you can start “killing Pokémon, like a normal mass outbreak.” Brutal.

After knocking out 60 Pokemon, PhillyBeatzU says you have a brilliant 1 in 1365. He saves his game and set up a picnic table to eradicate the epidemic.

“When you come out of your picnic, all of those Pokémon will reappear,” he says. “Think of it like this: instead of having one, one, one chance every time you knock something out, now [there are] all of those, like, 20 Drifblim in the background, all spawning, giving me a higher chance of getting a shiny spawn. After 15 resets, he succeeds and comes across a shimmering yellow and blue Drifblim.

“That was HUGE for me. Got shiny Magnemite and Psyduck after 15-20 picnic resets,” one commenter wrote. “Thanks.” Polygon recently confirmed this exploit also works, so I didn’t have to. Heh ! But for the brilliant lovers among us—gGo there and hunt while you can.

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