Pokémon Legends: Arceus Shiny Rates

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In this guide, we’re breaking down the entire shiny hunting process in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, including shiny odds, re-roll mechanics and how to get the best chance of actually finding and capturing a shiny Pokémon in PLA.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, shiny hunting has changed dramatically compared to previous Pokémon games. Not only is shiny hunting easier, as you can see (and hear) shiny Pokémon in the overworld, but the underlying formulas and re-roll values are different as well.

Shiny hunters will enjoy Pokémon Legends: Arceus! Along with the Shiny Charm, many new mechanics can further improve your chances of finding a shiny from the base 1/4096 rate.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Shiny Rates

  • General icon Base Shiny Rate is 1 / 4096
  • Research icon Dex Research Level 10 gives 1 Extra Roll
  • Research icon Dex Perfect Research gives 2 Extra Rolls
  • Attack icon Shiny Charm gives 3 Extra Rolls
  • Pokemon Encounter icon Outbreaks give 25 Extra Rolls

You can get the following bonuses for your shiny chances (each extra-roll is an additional chance to get a shiny, so an additional 1 in 4096 chance):

Bonuses Extra Rolls
Pokédex Research Level 10 (applies per Pokémon) 1
Pokédex Research Perfect (applies per Pokémon, all Pokédex tasks complete) 2
Shiny Charm 3
Mass Outbreak 25

These bonuses stack, which means that you can work your way towards hunting a particular shiny easily.

A few notes about the shiny rate bonuses:

  • Completing the Pokédex page will unlock Level 10 and Perfect Level bonuses
  • Perfect Level Pokédex includes the Level 10 Pokédex bonus as well, so it’s actually 3 re-rolls
  • Mass Outbreak bonuses apply whether or not you have previously seen the Pokémon

The following infographic describes all of the various Pokémon Legens: Arceus shiny rate mechanics:

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Shiny Rates
Pokémon Legends: Arceus Shiny Rates

In any case, we recommend strongly that you watch Austin John Plays video on the topic:

Shiny locked encounters in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

  • All static encounters (starters, Legendary and Mythical Pokémon) are shiny-locked
  • All gift Pokémon are shiny locked
  • This also includes Phione and other story encounters from both the main and side quests.
  • Game Freak ensured that only things that can be captured repeatedly can be found shiny.

Quick and Easy Shiny Hunting Table

Bonuses Shiny Rolls Shiny Rate
Base shiny rate 1 1/4096
Dex Level 10 2 1/2048.25
Dex Perfect 4 1/1024.38
Shiny Charm 5 1/819.60
Dex Perfect Shiny Charm 7 1/585.57
Outbreak 26 1/158.02
Dex Level 10 27 1/152.19
Dex Perfect 29 1/141.72
Shiny Charm 30 1/137.02
Dex Perfect Shiny Charm 32 1/128.49

Number of encounters to get at least one Shiny

Number of encounters to get at least one Shiny in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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