When shiny hunting it’s important to take advantage of the new sandwich mechanic. Shiny-boosting sandwiches greatly improve your odds of finding shiny Pokémon and can save you hours of searching. Here’s our guide on how to make a Dragon Shiny Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Note: For more information about the game, check out our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet guides and features hub.
How to make Dragon Shiny Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
With no boosts, your base odds of encountering a shiny Pokémon is 1 in 4,096. However, if you eat a sandwich that gives the Sparkling Power Level 3 buff, these odds improve to just 1 in 1,024 for a specific type. If you own the Shiny Charm, which is earned by completing the Pokédex, you can lower these odds all the way down to 1 in 512.
There are several recipes that can be used to create a Dragon Shiny Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The best recipe to use is 1 Tomato, 1 Onion, 1 Green Bell Pepper, 1 Hamburger, 2 Avocados, and any 2 Herba Mystica. This will create a sandwich that provides not only Sparkling Power: Dragon Level 3, but also Encounter Power: Dragon Level 3 and Title Power: Dragon Level 3 buffs for 30 minutes.
These three buffs combined give you the best chance to catch the ultimate Dragon type. A useful tip for making sandwiches in Scarlet and Violet is that you don’t actually need to properly place the top bun to get the buffs. When prompted to place the top bun simply drop it to the side. This can help avoid knocking off any ingredients in the final stages of making the sandwich.
Unfortunately, the Dragon Shiny Sandwich can’t be made in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet until you finish the main story. This is because you can only obtain Herba Mystica from 5* and 6* Tera Raids. The other ingredients can be purchased from any Artisan Bakery, Deli Cioso, and Sure Cans store. Medali is a convenient place to buy these ingredients, as all three shops are next to one another.
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet can be purchased on the Nintendo Store.