Masuda method – In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there are special and rare Pokemon with different colours called Shiny Pokemon. These are hard to find, but there are ways to make it easier. You can use the Shiny Charm or sandwiches to increase your chances of finding them. Another way is called the Masuda Method, which helps you get Shiny Pokemon when breeding. Here is how to use it.
The Masuda Method and Shiny Chance
In Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, there is a special way to make it easier to find Shiny Pokemon when you make them have babies. This method is sometimes called the Masuda Method, named after a person who explained it in a blog. It is about using Pokemon from different languages to increase the chances of getting a Shiny Pokemon when they have a baby.
This encourages players to trade Pokemon with people from all over the world. If you use two Pokemon from different games with different languages, the chances of getting a Shiny Pokemon baby are much higher.
The chance of finding a special-looking Shiny Pokemon in the game is very low, like 1 in 4096. This means you must meet 4096 regular Pokemon before finding one Shiny. So, they are super rare, and you might only see some during part of the game.
The tough part is they look different but fight the same as normal Pokemon, so you could hurt hem or not notice them when you are exploring.
Surprise Trade and Getting Pokemon
You can use the surprise trade feature to get Pokemon from different places in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. This means you can exchange your Pokemon with someone else’s from anywhere. You can find this option in the PokePortal menu when you press the X button on your controller. Then, you choose a Pokemon to trade and get a random one in return.
How to Perform the Masuda Method?
To use the Masuda Method in Pokemon, you first need two different Pokemon to have babies. Take them on a picnic, and make sure they come from different countries (languages).
During the picnic, eat a special meal that helps with eggs, like a sandwich with egg power or a meal from a restaurant that has this effect. While you play with your Pokemon, check the eggs at the end of the table.
Once you have a few eggs, carry them with you in your group until they hatch. Shiny Sandwiches will not help make the eggs shiny, so make regular sandwiches for the eggs.
Keep doing this until you get a shiny Pokemon, but there are more things you can do to increase your chances.
Faster Shiny Breeding tips:
Here are some easy ways to find shiny Pokemon faster:
First, try to get the Shiny Charm. It is an item that makes it much easier to find shiny Pokemon, but you will need some time to get it.
Bring many pairs of Pokemon that can have babies. For example, if you want a shiny Pokemon, bring a Ditto or other Pokemon that can make babies with the Pokemon you want. This way, you will get more eggs during your picnic, and although it will not make each Pokemon more likely to be shiny, it will make you hatch Pokemon faster.