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How to Make a Dark-Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Learn how to make a Dark-type Shiny boost sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Those that are struggling to collect all Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet will be happy to learn that they can increase their chances by making special Shiny boost sandwiches. These food items, which can be made in the Picnic menu, boost the odds of encountering these rare types of Pokemon, but you will have to learn what it takes to make them.

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Our guide gives you everything you need to know before trying to make a Dark-type Shiny boost sandwich. If you have more Shiny Pokemon to collect, check out our guides to making Shiny boost sandwiches for Ghost-type, Rock-type, or Fairy-type Pokemon.

What Are Shiny Boost Sandwiches in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

Finding a Shiny Pokemon can be a real nuisance, and if you want the odds to be in your favor, you should definitely give Shiny boost sandwiches a try. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet allow you to make specific Shiny boost sandwiches for each Pokemon type, but the recipes and ingredients are all different. Once you make and consume the right sandwich, you will get Encounter Power level 3, among other boosts, which should make your task of finding the right Shiny easier.

Shiny boost sandwiches are made in Creative Mode, and you don’t need to obtain a special recipe beforehand.

Dark-Type Shiny Boost Sandwich Recipe

To make a Dark-type Shiny boost sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you will need three types of ingredients:

  • Smoked Fillet x1
  • Salty Herba Mystica x1
  • Sweet Herba Mystica x1

How to Get Smoked Fillet in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Getting the first ingredient on the list is not challenging. Regular food items in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available in different kinds of shops you will encounter during the game.

Smoked fillets can be found in Deli Cioso stores across Paldea for 330 Pokedollars. Seafood Fresco stores sell an item called Smoked Fillet with Herbs, but you should stick with the Deli Cioso option.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Deli Cioso store inventory with Smoked Fillet
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How to Get Sweet and Salty Herba Mystica in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The best option for getting different types of Herba Mystica, including sweet and salty variations, is to complete as many higher-tier raids as possible. Five-star raids and above are available once you complete the game, and the rewards you receive at the end contain at least one type of Herba Mystica.

The process of getting all quantities and variations of Herba Mystica that you need through raids can get tedious. Still, if the reward is finally getting your hands on a Shiny Pokemon, it sounds like the grind is worth it.

How to Make a Dark-Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Once you collect all three ingredients, proceed to make your Dark-type Shiny boost sandwich by following these instructions:

  1. Tap X to open the menu
  2. Select the Picnic option
  3. Approach the picnic table and press A
  4. Choose Make a Sandwich
  5. Enter Creative Mode by hitting X
  6. Add the ingredients (1x Smoked Fillet, 1x Salty Herba Mystica, 1x Sweet Herba Mystica)
  7. Place the ingredients on your sandwich

You should now have better chances to catch that Dark-type Shiny! Need more help with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet? Check out our other guides, including articles on where to get Leftovers or where to get the Ability Patch.

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