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Shiny Pokemon | Pokemon Let’s Go Spawn Rate

Published: 14/Nov/2018 17:52 Updated: 30/Nov/2018 17:52

by Paul Cot

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It is confirmed that Shiny Pokemon will feature in Pokemon Let’s Go. We discuss how to catch these shinys and how to increase the spawn rate.

What are Shiny Pokemon?

Shiny Pokemon have become highly coveted. This is despite not offering any additional benefit when it comes to battles.

Shiny Pokemon are simply a collectors item due to their rarity. Nevertheless, shiny Pokemon are very much sought after to the point where there are actual collectors of shinys among Pokemon fans.

Pokemon Go Shiny

There have been shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go for a while now. The odds of finding such are estimated to be 1 in 450.

When you do find one it isn’t always clear. With Pokemon such as Gyarados its red skin makes it clear that it is a shiny version. However, Pokemon such as Cubone are harder to distinguish between.

Pokemon Let’s Go Shiny

Although a loose remake of Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green, one big difference is that shiny variants in Pokemon Let’s Go will more prevalent. These are encountered in wild battles. Alternatively, they can also be transferred directly from Pokemon Go.

Finding Shiny Pokemon

The shiny versions are roaming the wild just like normal wild Pokemon. Their colour won’t appear to be any different making it tricky to spot them.

However, they will have a sparkly aura around them which should make it clear enough. If you see one, run over to it before it disappears as the odds of encountering another are unlikely…

When you find them, make sure your throws are accurate. This streamer found out the hard way!

Spawn Rates

The base odds of encountering a shiny in the wild are 1 in 4,096. In others words, not likely.

It isn’t quite as bad as it sounds though. You can see several wild Pokemon at a time. Therefore, unlike previous wild encounters, where you’d have to enter battle to see the Pokemon, you can go through wild Pokemon at a much quicker rate.

Increase the Odds

The method to increase the odds of shiny Pokemon appearing is called chain catching or chain count. A chain count is where you catch the same Pokemon consecutively.

For example, catching three Caterpies in a row gives you a chain count of three. However, if you catch a Weedle in between the second and third Caterpie then the chain will be broken. The chain will also break if you save/quit the game or if the Pokemon runs away. 

It has been confirmed that if you run away from a Pokemon you didn’t mean to encounter this won’t break the chain. You can see the chain count in the top-left corner of the screen.

Chain Count Odds

The best odds for catching a shiny Pokemon come after a chain count of 31.

The increased odds have been discussed and debated across the Pokemon community. The initial odds of encountering a shiny Pokemon in the wild are 1 in 4,096 (the same as generation seven). The best odds you can have for catching a shiny Pokemon are 1 in 273.07 or 0.37%.

On top of this though, there is also the added factor of the shiny charm which you can receive when you show a completed PokeDex (1 to 150) to the Game Director. 

The folks at @SerbeiiNet have posted what they believe to be the current shiny odds. Given their history and standing in the Pokemon community they are most likely to have the correct chances. They are listed below:

Catch Combo Shiny Rate Shiny Rate With Lure Shiny Rate with Shiny Charm Shiny Rate with Shiny Charm with Lure
0-10 1 in 4096 1 in 2048 1 in 1365.3 1 in 1024
11-20 1 in 1024 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

Shiny Mewtwo

If you are specifically looking for Mewtwo, the shiny hunting strategy is a little different. We discuss this in detail below.

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Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot

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The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.

They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.

Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
Regirock Regice Registeel Crown Tundra
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Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.

Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.

Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!

Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Regieleki Regidrago Pattern
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Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.