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 Fairy Shiny Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
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How to make Fairy 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 drop 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 Fairy Shiny Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. The best recipe to use is 3 Tomatoes, 1 Onion, 1 Green Bell Pepper, 1 Hamburger, and any 2 Herba Mystica. This will create a sandwich that provides not only Sparkling Power: Fairy Level 3, but also Encounter Power: Fairy Level 3 and Title Power: Fairy Level 3 buffs for 30 minutes.
These three buffs combined give you the best chance to catch the ultimate Fairy type. Be aware that this sandwich can be tricky to make, as the tomatoes stack up high. If you don’t place all the ingredients onto your sandwich you won’t get all of the buffs. To be safe, it can be worth saving beforehand to avoid wasting ingredients.
Unfortunately, the Fairy 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.