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What Does the Shiny Charm Do in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Are you looking to get the Shiny Charm in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet? You’ve been hunting for Shiny Pokémon, but it's rare to encounter one.

by Ashley Anthony
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It’s come to the stage in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet where you are looking for some extra activities to do, and one activity is to acquire the Shiny Charm, but you don’t know how to or where to start your quest for it. 

On the other hand, you’ve been on the hunt for Shiny Pokémon, but the rare oddity of seeing one is relatively high. It is believed that without the Shiny Charm, your chances of encountering one, let alone catching one, are as low as 1 in 4,096 chances. 

With those odds counting against you in your quest to catch ’em all, you need to find a way to increase your chances. Great, you’ve come to the right place to solve the question of How to Get the Shiny Charm in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

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Covered in This Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Post;

  • What does the Shiny Charm do in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
  • How to get the Shiny Charm?
  • Where do you get the Shiny Charm?
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Pokedex
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What Does the Shiny Charm Do in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

The Shiny Charm is necessary when finishing the regular game and if you want to catch Shiny Pokémon. Quick Explanation: a Shiny Pokémon is a rare Pokémon usually different from the standard version of a specific Pokémon.

The chances of catching one during the regular game are pretty low, with the odds 1 in 4,096 chance to encounter one. However, with the Shiny Charm in your possession, you will drastically increase your chances of discovering a Shiny Pokémon and possibly catch one more frequently. The going ratio when hunting for shiny species with the Shiny Charm is 1 in 2,044 chances.

This is why it’s vital to finish the game, complete the Pokédex by catching all 400 kinds, and collect your Shiny Charm. You will boost your status as the ultimate Pokémon Master with it in your possession.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Obtaining the Shiny Charm
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How to Get the Shiny Charm?

To get the Shiny Charm, you must complete the Pokédex. At the time of writing this and before any downloadable content (DLC) is ever released, 400 Pokémon species on Scarlet and Violet need to be added to your Pokédex. 

Once you’ve captured every species of Pokémon, you will receive a couple of special rewards, which the game will walk you through. You can read more about it here: What Do You Get For Completing the Pokédex in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

When you complete the Pokédex, you will be asked to meet your biology and homeroom teacher, Mr Jacq, to obtain the oh-so-important Shiny Charm. He will be the one to gift it to you once you’ve completed the regular game.

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Ashley Anthony

Ashley has been writing content for the web for seven years and counting. He has recently entered the realm of video game journalism with Prima Games but is no novice to gaming. While there is time to kick back and relax, Ashley’s trying to hit the winning run in on MLB, score a last-minute goal in FIFA or is busy killing a sinister boss in some RPG title.