How to Use Masuda Method in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Most trainers have special techniques of catching Pokémons like the Masuda Method. Here's how to use Masuda Method in Scarlet and Violet.

There are lots of different ways to enjoy Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. From collecting Pokemons and filling out your Pokedex, completing the story, and even going for competitive dominance online, the fun doesn’t end there. Not to mention the massive number of fans that go shiny-hunting every now and then.

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For new players who may not be aware of shiny-hunting, it’s when players actively pursue a very rare and alternate-coloured variant of a Pokémon. There are very few shiny Pokémons out there and shiny hunters must use special techniques to make the capture process easier, which is where the Masuda Method comes in. So in this article, we’ll be looking at how to use Masuda Method in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Use Masuda Method in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Named after one of Game Freak’s founders Junichi Masuda, the Masuda Method increases a player’s odds of breeding a Shiny Pokémon and especially if each Pokémon originates from a game copy in a country with a different native language.

So for instance, if one breeds a Pokémon out of a player’s copy originating from Canada, and a Pokemon out of one from India, your odds of getting a random Shiny go from 1 in 4096 to 6 in 4096.

And by adding the Shiny Charm, players can get from completing the Pokédex, which will increase the odds as well, which typically increases to 8 in 4096. This will also cut down on the time players have spent trying to catch a Shiny Pokémon.

And although some players are just learning of the Masuda Method in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for the first time, the feature goes back all the way to Generation IV with the advent of the Global Trade System (GTS).

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is currently available exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

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