How to Catch Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
What are Shiny Pokemon?
|Hisuian Arcanine (Regular)||Hisuian Arcanine (Shiny)|
Shiny Pokemon are rare color variants of Pokemon found throughout the various locations in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Despite their unique appearance, Shiny Pokemon perform the same as their regular species in battle do not have possess any special moves or increased stats. Shiny Pokemon, however, will briefly sparkle upon entering battle which is exclusive to their variant.
Where to Find Shiny Pokemon
Shiny Pokemon spawn at random in different locations of the game, making them incredibly hard to obtain. The best way to find them is to diligently explore each area during the main story while having a healthy supply of Pokeballs or materials to craft them in your satchel.
Tips for Catching Shiny Pokemon
Use the Shiny Charm.
Having the Shiny Charm in your satchel significantly increases the chances of Shiny Pokemon appearing in the wild. To get the Shiny Charm, you must reach research level 10 on all Pokemon in the Hisui Pokedex which only possible during the post-game stages.
Learn to sneak up on your target.
Because each wild Pokemon varies in terms of disposition, you should always approach Shinies stealthily from the bushes to get the drop on them. This also reduces the risk of them getting away, especially if they have a skittish temperament.
Save before engaging them.
Since you are able to save your game at any time during play, it is possible to redo any attempts at catching Shinies when they appear on the map. Once you have spotted a Shiny, you should save your data first before trying to capture them.