How to Tell if Charmander Is Shiny or Not in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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If you’re the type of player who can’t leave a game without completing every task and getting every collectible, you are probably trying to get all the Shiny Pokémon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. Either that or you love your Pokémon in slightly different color variations.

Whatever the case, you know how difficult it is to get all the Shiny Pokémon—even telling them apart from regular Pokémon is no easy feat! In this article, we explain how to tell if Charmander is Shiny or not in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Can Charmander Be Shiny or Not in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?

While you can find a wild Charmander in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, it is important to know that none of these will be Shiny—no matter how hard you try to find one while exploring Paldea. Still, that doesn’t mean that Charmander is Shiny-locked in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Those who wish to get their hands on a Shiny Charmander will have to resort to breeding one. For this, you will first need to get Charizard (currently available in 7-star Raids) and Ditto. Once you have them, you will be ready to try your luck with getting a Shiny Charmander.

If you’re new to collecting Shiny Pokémon, check out our articles on how to hunt for these rare creatures and how to use the Masuda Method for improving your odds.

Ways to Tell if Charmander is Shiny or Not in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

When those eggs start hatching, you may have some trouble realizing that you finally got a Shiny Charmander. To avoid missing the moment, look for these signs:

  1. Shiny Charmander is more yellow than orange (the difference in color is so minor that you may easily miss it)
  2. There will be a brief star effect after a Shiny Charmander hatches that doesn’t show up for regular Pokémon

There you have it! Stay patient and open your eyes for these signs that you finally hatched a Shiny Charmander! While you’re waiting, check out our top list of the worst Shiny Pokémon in Scarlet and Violet and learn which Pokémon are Shiny-locked in these two games.

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