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Pokemon Let’s Go shiny odds | What are the real chances of a shiny spawn?

Published: 18/Dec/2018 5:35 Updated: 31/Dec/2018 3:51

by Paul Cot

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Pokemon Let’s Go players know the basic shiny odds. In reality though, the chances of encountering a shiny Pokemon vary wildly based on variance alone. We discuss the actual percentages of finding shiny Pokemon.

Pokemon Shiny Odds

The base odds of getting a shiny in Pokemon Let’s Go can be as high as a 1 in 4,096 chance. However, with a lure, shiny charm and catch combo these odds can decrease to 1 in 273.07.

The lure, shiny charm and number of catch combos are the key factors in determining the odds of finding a shiny Pokemon variant. Different combinations of these result in odds varying between the highest and lowest stated above.

In addition to this, further factors such as location, method of movement and leaving/entering an area have been slated to impact these odds.

With that said here are the chances of spawning a shiny:

Catch Combo Shiny Rate Shiny Rate With Lure Shiny Rate with Shiny Charm Shiny Rate with Shiny Charm and Lure
0-10 1 in 4,096 1 in 2,048 1 in 1,365.3 1 in 1,024
11-20 1 in 1,024 1 in 819.2 1 in 682.6 1 in 585.14
21-30 1 in 512 1 in 455.1 1 in 409.6 1 in 372.36
31+ 1 in 341.3 1 in 315.08 1 in 292.57 1 in 273.07

However, when you enter into the equation how many Pokemon you are seeing, then time becomes an important factor. Consequently, putting yourself in a position of using the best odds above is imperative. Therefore, getting as many Pokemon to spawn as possible becomes imperative to efficient shiny hunting.

Read More: Increasing The Odds of Shiny Pokemon

Shiny Pokemon Chances – A Misconception

Some Pokemon Let’s Go players will look at these odds and think it takes x amount of spawns to see a certain shiny Pokemon. This is false. These odds are simply an average of how many Pokemon you have to see before spawning a shiny.

Further to this point, if you spawn 200 Pokemon without seeing a shiny, you are still the same number of attempts away from spawning that Pokemon as when you started.

A better way to look at the chances of spawning Shiny Pokemon in Let’s Go would be to know the number you have to spawn to have a 90% chance of seeing one. This is opposed to the 1 in x method.

Expanding on the 90% method further, this would mean that if you spawned x number of Pokemon there would be a 90% chance you’d get a shiny. Furthermore, you can apply this same logic to a 66% chance and 50% chance. These odds are shown in the table below.

  90%* 66%* 50%*
No chain, lure or charm 9,430 4,499 2,838
Lure only 4,714 2,249 1,418
Charm only 3,142 1,499 946
Charm and lure 2,356 1,124 709
Chain only 784 374 236
Chain and lure 724 345 218
Chain and charm 672 320 202
Chain, charm and lure 627 299 188

*Number of Pokemon in a sample to have x% chance of seeing it

These odds come from u/Rhynegains. Further discussion can be seen below.

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Pokemon Grookey Sword & Shield guide: evolutions, moves, strengths & weaknesses

Published: 15/Jan/2021 17:15

by Daniel Megarry

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Looking to master Grookey in Pokemon Sword and Shield? We’ve got all the information you need including evolutions, best moves, strengths, and weaknesses.

Grookey made its debut alongside Sobble and Scorbunny as part of the Gen 8 starter trio in Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch. Like most starter Pokemon, it’s become incredibly popular and has gained a big following of loyal trainers.

Known as the ‘Chimp Pokemon’, Grookey is a cute grass-type creature that originates in the Galar region. Its design appears to be based on a spider monkey, and its name is a hybrid of the words ‘groove’ and ‘monkey’.

Grookey’s Pokedex entry in Sword is as follows: “When it uses its special stick to strike up a beat, the sound waves produced carry revitalizing energy to the plants and flowers in the area.”

Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield
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Grookey is one of the starter trio in Pokemon Sword & Shield.

What is Grookey weak and strong against?

Being a grass-type Pokemon, Grookey and its evolutions will take more damage from fire, flying, poison, bug, and ice-type moves. They will take less damage from ground, water, grass, and electric-type moves.

When using grass-type moves, Grookey will have an advantage against ground, rock, and water-type Pokemon. It won’t necessarily have an advantage when using non-grass-type moves against these types.

What moves can Grookey learn by leveling up?

Grookey starts out with just Scratch and Growl, but it can learn a further nine moves by leveling up.

The final move it can learn is Endeavor at level 36. After this, you’ll need to evolve Grookey to Thwackey and then Rillaboom if you want to keep learning moves through leveling up.

Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy
1 Scratch Normal Physical 40 100
1 Growl Normal Status 100
6 Branch Poke Grass Physical 40 100
8 Taunt Dark Status 100
12 Razor Leaf Grass Physical 55 95
17 Screech Normal Status 85
20 Knock Off Dark Physical 65 100
24 Slam Normal Physical 80 75
28 Uproar Normal Special 90 100
32 Wood Hammer Grass Physical 120 100
36 Endeavor Normal Physical 100

What does Grookey evolve into?

Grookey evolves into Thwackey at Level 16. Like the form before it, Thwackey is a pure grass-type Pokemon, meaning it shares the same strengths and weaknesses.

It then evolves into its final evolution Rillaboom at Level 35. Rillaboom is also a pure grass-type, so it also shares the same strengths and weaknesses as Grookey and Thwackey.

All three forms have the Overgrow ability, which boosts the power of grass-type moves by 50% when at less than or equal to 1/3 HP.

Grookey Thwackey and Rillaboom evolutions
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Grookey evolves into Thwackey and Rillaboom.

Where to find Grookey in Pokemon Sword & Shield

Grookey is one of three starter Pokemon in Sword and Shield, meaning players will have the opportunity to acquire one at the very beginning of the game. If you’re set on getting one, you should probably do this, as Grookey, Sobble, and Scorbunny don’t appear in the wild.

If you didn’t choose Grookey as your starter Pokemon, you’ll need to set up a trade with another trainer who has one. You can do this with friends, turn to the internet for help, or try your luck with the unpredictable Surprise Trades feature.

How to get Shiny Grookey

As you can’t find Grookey in the wild, you won’t be able to hunt for a Shiny version like you would with most other Pokemon.

What you can do, though, is breed Grookey with another Pokemon in the same egg group, which will give you a small chance of hatching a Shiny. It will take you a while, but if you’re determined, it’s the only way.

Shiny Grookey Pokemon
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Shiny Grookey is very difficult to get in Sword & Shield.

A more refined way to do this and guarantee you’ll hatch the Pokemon you’re after is to breed Grookey with Ditto. Anytime Ditto is bred with another Pokemon, the egg will hatch the species that isn’t Ditto.

You can find Ditto at the Lake of Outrage, so you’ll want to head there and catch yourself one. If you’re confused as to how breeding works in general then you can check out our nursery and breeding guide.