Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Provides Big Relief to Shiny Hunters

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet’s new feature has a failsafe to avoid players from accidentally going after off a Shiny Pokémon. Among the new mechanics in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is the Let’s Go mode, which enables players to send out one of their Pokémon into the wild to gather items and fight nearby wild Pokémon. While Pokémon does not earn as much XP for beating wild Pokémon in Let’s Go mode, it’s an excellent method to grind for levels without entering into continuous battles. The Let’s Go mode is best utilized when Pokémon has a type advantage over a wild Pokémon, as Pokémon can otherwise lose half of their HP and retreat back to their player.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is readily available now on the Nintendo Switch.


Luckily, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have a hard locked system that prevents a player from going after down and beating a Shiny Pokémon in Let’s Go mode. Provided that Mass Outbreaks make a return in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, players can now use the Let’s Go mode to grind through non-Shiny Pokémon in the hopes of causing an uncommon Pokémon to spawn.

One of the issues about this new function is whether Pokémon might unintentionally defeat a Shiny Pokémon, hence avoiding a player from capturing it. Given that the triggers for sending a Pokémon to Let’s Go and triggering a complete Pokémon Fight are close to each other (players send out a Pokémon into Let’s Go utilizing the R button, and use the ZR button to begin a full-fledged Pokémon battle), there is concern that gamers could accidentally miss out on an opportunity to catch an incredibly unusual Pokémon.