How to Get Shiny Munchlax in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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Screenshot of Shiny Munchlax in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
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Do you love Munchlax? Like a lot? Would you be willing to do anything for it? Even if that anything means grinding through one of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s hardest minigames? Then do I have good news for you. Here’s how to get Shiny Munchlax in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s The Teal Mask DLC.

How to Get Shiny Munchlax in Pokemon The Teal Mask

If you have Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s DLC, then a whole host of new Pokemon are available to you. Among those are Munchlax and Snorlax. And while at least one Snorlax can be easily found and captured, there is a way to get a Shiny Munchlax for free.

But you’re really going to have to earn it.

To get Shiny Munchlax in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you’ll need to beat Ogre Oustin’ on Hard Mode. And it’s just that: hard. It has 10 rounds you must win.

How to Find and Beat Ogre Oustin’ in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Ogre Oustin’ in The Teal Mask DLC, and becomes accessible once you unlock the festival. You’ll need to interact with two folklore signs and then return home with Keiran to unlock this part of the game.

Once you do, the Ogre Oustin’ minigame will be available at Kitakami Hall permanently. To play Ogre Oustin’, speak to the masked woman in the booth. You’ll then have the option to play solo or with others. To unlock Hard Mode, you must beat all the Easy and Normal difficulty stages; there are three on Easy and six in Normal.

To beat Ogre Oustin’, you’ll need to drive into colored balloons. Each balloon you hit will get you one colored Berry. Each round, you’ll be required to get a certain number of points in each color, then bring them back to the tables in the center of the arena.

For example, if the round requires you to get four red Berries, you’ll need to hit four red balloons and drive back to the table to turn them in. But note, once you turn in a point, Skwovet, Greedent, Munchlax, and Snorlax will appear to try and eat them. To get rid of these squirrel Pokemon, you must “roar” around them by pressing the ‘R’ button.


If you join someone’s Hard match before you unlock it yourself, you won’t unlock Shiny Munchlax.

I highly recommend you play with a coordinated team to beat all three rounds of hard, as Ogre Oustin’ becomes a real challenge at this difficulty.

Shiny Munchlax Stats and Mark

Once you defeat all 10 rounds of Hard Mode, you’ll get your standard Mochis and Shiny Munchlax with the Crafty Mark. The Crafty Mark will give Munchlax the “The Opportunist” title. It’s also a Mark that has a 1 in 100 chance of being found on rare Pokemon.

The Munchlax you’ll receive is Level 1 with an Impish Nature and Tack and Lick unlocked.

Now that you have Munchlax on your team, now’s a great time to catch the Snorlax taking a big snooze in front of a cave.

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