Pokemon Scarlet & Violet players can’t believe “unexpected” shiny encounters in DLC

Niladri Sarkar
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Shiny hunters in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are getting random rare shinies out of nowhere in the Teal Mask DLC, including those they aren’t even hunting for. This has got fans excited for such “wild” shiny encounters in the game as they await the Indigo Disk DLC.

The Teal Mask DLC of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet brought several updates to the popular mass outbreaks in the game alongside loads of welcome changes to shiny graphics.

This has led to a variety of experiences for shiny hunters, with some finding back-to-back shiny Pokemon while others encounter them in places they never imagined before.

While it can often get difficult to spot shinies if you’re not looking well enough, most players are able to find these super-rare species randomly, much to the delight of the Pokemon community.

Reddit user ‘Dawizewun’ shared a post that showed how they almost missed a shiny Nosepass in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Teal Mask DLC. The player wrote, “Me, just riding around:” and quoted: “Waitaminnit…… Nosepass isn’t gold,” as they realized that the Pokemon was shiny.

Several players joined the comments section and highlighted that they had similar experiences with shinies.

A user wrote, “Same here. Shiny Nosepass was just chilling and I was like wait you are special” while another added: “I was hunting a Tinkatuff outbreak last night and this random purple Hawlucha decided to crash the party instead.”

Another flex their rare shiny haul by commenting: “These things love shining for me, I’ve caught two while doing other outbreaks (Mudbray and the Clefairy event). One even had the Arrogant mark.”

It appears that these shiny encounters aren’t just limited to the wild, as trainers are also getting them from Egg hatches.

“I don’t usually hunt for shinies, so it’s all the more special when it happens. My full odds Mabostiff, Mozey was my first shiny in this game when she hatched it was so unexpected,” one player explained as they want to have a shiny team ready “when Indigo Disk comes out.”

But that’s not all, as it turns out that some are getting shiny encounters even without sandwiches. As a user mentioned, “Loving the shinies and the fact they show up out of nowhere most of the time. Haven’t had luck with sandwiches, but running around I find way too many.”

It definitely looks like shiny hunting has become bigger and better than ever in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet after the release of the Teal Mask DLC, and the community is undoubtedly glad.

As you hunt for shinies in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out all sandwich recipes and how to get free Herba Mystica in the Teal Mask DLC to boost your shiny chances.

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Niladri is a Writer who specializes in Pokemon Go, Scarlet and Violet, and competitive VGC battles. With more than seven years of experience in copywriting and SEO content writing, Niladri has previously written for Pokémon GO Hub and Smogon. He has been covering Pokemon for CharlieIntel since June 2023. Niladri can be contacted at [email protected].