Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Shiny Charm

The Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Shiny Charm continues a long running tradition in the Pokemon series where players can drastically improve their shiny hunting odds by attaining this item. The guide below walks through how to get the charm and what exactly the benefits are from using it.

Fill the 400 Entry Pokedex

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Pokedex completion notice.
The message you see when you complete your Pokedex.

Before you can run out and grab the Shiny Charm for yourself, you need to first put in quite a bit of work. To acquire the Shiny Charm you need to catch or acquire all 400 Pokemon available in the Paldea Pokedex. This means you need to catch all the Paradox Pokemon, the Titan Pokemon, and even score yourself all of the different version monsters.

Once you’ve caught or acquired all 400 Pokemon you will receive a message when you open your Pokedex from Professor Jacq telling you to visit him at the Biology Lab. Before you do visit him you will want to collect any Pokedex rewards from the Pokedex screen.

Visit Jacq and Get the Shiny Charm

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet Shiny Charm.
Shiny Charm reward.

When you are ready to get the Shiny Charm make your way to the Biology Lab at the school. Speak to Professor Jacq. He will congratulate you on catching all of the Pokemon in the region. To celebrate the occasion Jacq gives you the Shiny Charm which is placed into your Key Items pocket. This item has the following description:

“Having one of these mysterious shining charms makes it more likely you’ll encounter Shiny Pokemon in the wild.”

If you are not aware of what a Shiny Pokemon is, it is a visually different Pokemon from the normal types you encounter. Using this charm drastically improves the chances of you encountering this rare Pokemon form. The rate increases to 1 in 1365.3 from the starting 1 in 4096 chance.

The Shiny Charm is not the only reward you get from completing the Pokedex. There are a number of items you unlock along the way. Check out the full list of Pokedex completion rewards.

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