How Trainers Increase Pokémon's Shiny Rate in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Pokémon Legends: Arceus has made a number of changes to the franchise's formula, including the way Shiny Hunt works. Finding and catching Shiny Pokémon is easier than ever in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, thanks to a variety of factors, including massive bursts, that increase the Shiny rate. Here's everything to know for those who want to get a full rundown of all the shiny rates in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
Catching shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is easy for a number of reasons. There's even a guaranteed catchable shiny Ponyta, "A Peculiar Ponyta," thanks to an early request. Even if Pontya faints or runs away, players can leave the area and come back to find her respawn at the Obsidian Fieldlands location. For the rest of the game, however, if players want to find and catch one of these rare Pokémon, they'll have to rely on Pokémon Legends: Arceus' shiny rate.
Shiny hunting is easier in Pokémon Legends: Arceus for several reasons. Massive bursts can spawn in an area, resulting in four identical Pokémon appearing, and as players grab them, more Pokémon will continue to appear for a limited time. This greatly increases the sparkle rate in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Also, having Perfect Research in the Pokédex will also increase the Shiny rate. Like previous Pokémon games, Shiny Charm makes Shiny hunting in Pokémon Legends: Arceus even easier. If players combine these elements, they'll have a very good chance of catching shiny Pokémon.
How to Increase the Shiny Rate in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Thankfully, Serebii.net has an excellent chart to check out Pokémon Legends: Arceus' flash rates during massive outbreaks. The standard ratio is 1/4096, but due to large outbreaks, the ratio becomes 1/158. As research tiers are completed, with the help of Shiny Charm, these Shiny rates will increase further:
Standard Shiny rate - 1/4096
Shiny rate during Mass Outbreak - 1/158.2
Shiny rate during Mass Outbreak with Research Level 10 - 1/152.9
Shiny rate during Mass Outbreak with Perfect Research - 1/141.7
Shiny rate during Mass Outbreak with Research Level 10 & Shiny Charm - 1/137
Shiny rate during Mass Oubtreak with Perfect Research & Shiny Charm - 1/128.49
Because of this, catching shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is easier than ever. Also, it has been reported that saving before trying to catch a Shiny, and then restarting when it escapes, will cause the Shiny to still spawn again. However, if players go this route, they may want to turn off autosave. This leak, combined with the latest Shiny rates in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, means that many fans are now able to acquire Shiny Pokémon in a fairly easy way.