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How to get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Published: 8/Feb/2022 21:14 Updated: 15/Jun/2022 12:31

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Pokedex enthusiasts, rejoice! There is an item that spawns Shiny Pokemon more often in Hisui. Here’s everything you need to know about the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Legends Arceus, including how to get it and encounter rates.

Introduced in Generation II’s Gold & Silver, Shiny ‘mon are different colored variants of Pokemon. They are extremely rare – so much so that many Trainers may never even come across one.

Though the base odds are the same as always at 1/4096, Pokemon Legends Arceus has a higher chance of obtaining one via its Pokedex and Mass Outbreak mechanics and the Shiny Charm.

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The must-have item boosts the chance of a Shiny appearing by a substantial rate. It is coveted by collectors who strive to catch an entire team of the rare ‘mon or just want to catch their favorite in their alternate color.

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If you’re a Shiny hunter, you need the Charm.

How to get the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Obtaining the Shiny Charm is no easy feat. Not only do you need to have caught every single Pokemon in the Hisui region, but you have to raise their Pokedex Research Level to 10.

Not counting Darkrai and Shaymin, that’s 242 ‘mon that need their entries filling out to the max. Thankfully, you don’t have to perfect them – just reaching 10 is enough.

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Once you’ve done that, speak to Professor Laventon in his laboratory in the Galaxy Building. A cutscene will play out and you’ll be given the item.

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Fill out every Pokedex entry to 10 and you’ll be given the Shiny Charm.

Shiny Charm rates in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Because of the Pokedex pre-requisite to obtaining the Charm, having it increases the Shiny rate to 1/819. If a Pokemon’s entry is a perfect 10, it increases to 1/585 for that ‘mon.

And then there’s Mass Outbreaks. Having the item boosts the rate to 1/137 when hunting them during one, and if that Pokemon has a perfect Pokedex page as well, that number increases to 1/128.

Basically, if you’re willing to put the work in to obtain the Shiny Charm and perfect 10 your Pokedex, you’ll be stumbling across the rare variants in droves. For more information on rates without the item, check out our odds guide.

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The Charm equips automatically once you get it.

Now that you know all about the Shiny Charm in Pokemon Legends Arceus, check out more of our guides and walkthroughs:

Best starter Pokemon | All Hisuian forms | Hisuian Pokedex | How to catch Darkrai | How to catch Shaymin | All Noble Pokemon | How to beat Frenzied Noble Pokemon | All Gift Pokemon | Mystery Gift codes | Agile & Strong Styles | Alpha Pokemon | How to get Garchomp | How to catch Lucario | All Unown locations | How to catch Eevee | Where to find Pikachu | Hisuian Growlithe & Arcanine location | How to evolve Kleavor | Sylveon evolution guide | Hisuian Voltorb location | How to get Hisuian Sliggoo & Goodra | Where to find Hisuian Zorua & Zoroark | Hisuian Braviary location | How to evolve Overqwil | How to get Hisuian Sneasel & Sneasler | Shiny hunting guide | How to get all three starters without trading

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