To catch a Shiny Fairy-type Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you will need a lot of luck—or, at least, a sandwich. Thanks to the picnic feature, freshly introduced in these two games, you can significantly increase your chances of encountering and catching a Fairy Pokemon by making a Shiny boost sandwich.
We will help you get all the specifics in this in-depth guide to making Fairy-type Shiny boost sandwiches. If you’re on the hunt for other types as well, explore our articles on making Shiny boost sandwiches for catching Rock-type, Ghost-type, or Dark-type Pokemon, too.
What Are Shiny Boost Sandwiches in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
Shiny boost sandwiches are a special type of sandwich that you can make in the Picnic feature in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. While picnics primarily bring different options for socializing with your Pokemon or other players, one of their most useful purposes is to make sandwiches that offer various perks and boosts when consumed.
Shiny boost sandwiches significantly increase your chances of encountering a Shiny Pokemon, but you will have to follow a specific recipe if you want to have a go at catching a specific Shiny Pokemon type. For example, you will need to make a sandwich with jalapenos if you want to boost your chances of finding a Rock-type Shiny Pokemon.
Making Shiny boost sandwiches doesn’t require you to obtain the recipe first since you can make them in Creative Mode if you have the right ingredients and know how to combine them.
Fairy-Type Shiny Boost Sandwich Recipe
The recipe for a Fairy-type Shiny boost sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet requires two types of ingredients:
- Tomato x1
- Salty Herba Mystica x2
How to Get Tomatoes in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Most ingredients you will need in sandwiches of all types in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available for purchase in different stores that you run into while traversing the Paldea region. To save yourself some time, you should get familiar with what items can be purchased in specific shops.
Your best bet for finding tomatoes is a Sure Cans store, where you can get this item for 100 Pokedollars., but you can also find it in other shops, including Aquiesta Supermarket. Just make sure not to purchase cherry tomatoes instead because your sandwich won’t work with this ingredient.
How to Get Salty Herba Mystica in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
While introduced fairly early in the game, Herba Mystica is more difficult to come by than other sandwich ingredients. You won’t find these differently flavored items in stores, and the best way for obtaining them is to finish the game and do lots of five-and-above-star raids until you get Salty Herba Mystica that you need.
This will require some effort as each successful raid usually drops just one Herba Mystica item.
How to Make a Fairy-Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
Now that you have your ingredients, let’s make a sandwich! If this is the first Pokemon sandwich you’re making, follow these instructions:
- Save your game beforehand (in case something goes wrong)
- Bring up the menu by hitting X
- Opt for Picnic and set up your table
- Hit A when your avatar is next to the table
- Choose the Make a Sandwich option
- Enter Creative Mode by hitting X
- Choose your ingredients (1x Tomato, 2x Salty Herba Mystica)
- Make the sandwich
And that’s all! You’ll soon be on your way to catch a Fairy-type Shiny Pokemon! If you need more help while playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out our other Pokemon-related articles, including our guides to getting the Ability Capsule or an Ability Patch.