Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Shiny Greninja

A limited time Tera Raid featuring Greninja occurred in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. This event allowed players the chance to snag an otherwise unobtainable Pokemon to use in the Paldea region. While many fans are happy to simply have snagged themselves the Pokemon, others are wondering about it’s shiny form. To learn more about the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Shiny Greninja, read our guide below.

Can You Catch a Shiny Greninja During the 7 Star Tera Raid?

Pokemon Greninja animated show screenshot.
Greninja in the animated series. Image via Nintendo.

The most common question raised regarding regarding the Tera Raid Greninja event is whether or not the Tera Raid Greninja can be shiny. The answer to this question is no. Previous 7 Star Tera Raid events featuring both Charizard and Cinderace both were Shiny Locked. This means the Pokemon that appeared during those raids would not spawn in their Shiny forms. Greninja is the same. The event is Shiny Locked.

Further throwing a ranch in the Shiny hunters plans is the fact that 7 Star Tera Raids are locked to one Pokemon caught per event. This makes Shiny hunting during the event next to impossible since you can only catch it once.

How to Get a Shiny Greninja?

Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet egg hatching.
Hatching an egg.

If you read the above section and felt a bit sad, cheer up. While the event itself is limited to a non-Shiny Greninja, there is still a method to attaining a Shiny Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet that is available to you.

To get a Shiny Greninja you want to breed your Tera Raid Greninja with a foreign Ditto. This method of breeding is called the Masuda Method, and it has the highest Shiny odds. Using the Masuda Method greatly speeds up the breeding process, so I highly suggest using it.

Once you’ve secured both of the Pokemon, put both in your party and have a picnic. During the picnic the Pokemon will breed, filling the basket. Simply breed the Greninja and Ditto until you have a bunch of eggs in your basket. Collect the eggs and place them in your inventory and boxes. Walk around until you hatch a Shiny Froakie. Evolve the Shiny Froakie through its forms to Greninja to get yourself a Shiny Greninja.

That’s all you need to know about how to get the Shiny Greninja in Pokemon Scarlet and Pokemon Violet. Just try to keep in mind that the method of breeding listed above is still up to RNG, so it may take you while until you finally get one.

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