In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Trainers can purchase food ingredients from markets across the Paldea region and try their hand at making sandwiches. Eating sandwiches grants you Meal Powers that give you temporary buffs, like increasing your chance of encountering a shiny Pokémon! Today, we’ll show you how to make a Bug type shiny boost sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Recipe for Bug Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
When you’re out in the wilderness, and you’re on a flat surface, you can open your menu and start a picnic. Walk up to your picnic table and press A to start making sandwiches, which grant you special effects, like increasing your shiny encounter rate!
You can either use a recipe, or enter Creative Mode and build your own sandwich. You get to choose up to six fillings and four spices. The types of ingredients you pick will determine what types of Meal Powers you get and how potent they are.
Thanks to a user on the GBATemp forums by the name of The_Time_Is_Nigh, we have exact formulas on how to make the perfect sandwiches for shiny hunting.
In the case of shiny Bug type Pokémon, you’ll want to use Creative Mode and add the following ingredients, which will net you Sparkling, Title, and Encounter Power for Bug types all at level 3:
- Cherry Tomato x 1
- Salty Herba Mystica x 2
All normal fillings and spices can be purchased at Sure Cans, Deli Cioso, and Artisan Bakery, located at most major cities.
The Herba Mystica ingredients are found as rare drops from 5-star and above Tera Raids. 6-star Tera Raids can only be accessed once you finish the main story, and they have a higher chance to drop Herba Mystica.
Some Tera Raid Pokémon will drop all types of Herba Mystica, while others will only drop a certain kind. Since you’ll need a lot of the Salty Herba Mystica, here’s a helpful chart:
Tera Raids with all types of Herba Mystica
- Amoonguss (5 & 6 star)
- Dondonzo (5 & 6 star)
- Cetitan (5 & 6 star)
- Vaporeon (6 star only)
- Farigiraf (6 star only)
Tera Raids with only Salty Herba Mystica
- Garganacl (5 & 6 star)
- Orthworm (5 & 6 star)
- Corviknight (5 & 6 star)
- Avalugg (5 & 6 star)
- Hippowdon (5 & 6 star)
- Toxapex (6 star only)
- Dachbuns (6 star only)
- Klawf (6 star only)
- Pelipper (6 star only)
- Torkoal (6 star only)
And that’s it—you now have the perfect sandwich to chow down on when you’re hunting for shiny Bug type Pokémon. We wish you luck on your shiny hunting!
That concludes our guide on how to make a Bug type shiny boost sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. If you have any other tips or working combos, let us know in the comments below!