Pokemon Let’s Go Shiny : How to Catch Shiny Pokémon Using Catch Combos in ‘Pokémon Let’s Go’
One of the most thrilling features of each Pokémon game is encountering and catching a Shiny Pokémon.
Shiny Pokémon return in Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go Eevee, and there’s a completely new approach to hunt for them that’s easier but possibly more time-consuming.
As you travel around Kanto, you’ll come across NPCs that explain a new method of collecting Pokémon known as Catch Combos.
When catching the same species of Pokémon, trainers will discover Catch Combos. Catch Combos increase your chances of encountering a Pokémon with higher IVs or a Shiny Pokémon, among other things.
We’ll concentrate on the Shiny part of Catch Combos in Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee because this is the Shiny Pokémon guide.
IN LET’S GO, HOW DO YOU CATCH SHINY POKEMON?
Wild Pokémon emerge on the overworld in Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, which means a Pokémon in its Shiny form will as well. This makes catching it and spotting it easier.
There are chances of encountering a Shiny Pokémon in every Pokémon game. The chance of seeing a Shiny Pokémon is 1 in 4096, although the Catch Combo system can boost those odds.
A Catch Combo occurs when a trainer successfully captures the same Pokémon species multiple times. This could entail catching numerous Weedle in a row, for example.
Taking them down will raise your Catch Combo, which will be visible in the capture screen. A few elements might make or ruin your Catch Combo.
Trying to get away from a fight with that species
That Pokémon is fleeing from you.
capturing a Pokémon of a different species
You can now flee a capture if it’s not the species you’re trying to combine. So, if you’re trying to combo Weedle and you inadvertently run into a Caterpie, you can run away and keep your combination.
The combo is not broken if you leave the route. Trainers can also use lures to help them find a Shiny Pokémon.
As your combination progresses, your chances of finding a Shiny Pokémon improve. The hard calculations are still a little hazy, but
Serebii believes the probabilities are as follows:
- 1 in 4096 = 0-10
- 1 in 1024 for the 11-20 combination
- 1 in 512 = 21-30
- In 341.3, 31 + = 1
The rates are as follows while a Lure is active:
In 2048, the combination of 0 and 10 equals one.
- 1 in 819 = 11-20
- 1 in 455 = 21-30
- 1 in 315 = 31+
If you want to improve your Shiny chances even more, get the Shiny Charm after catching every Pokémon in the PokéDex and then go to Celadon City to speak with the Game Freak folks.
The Shiny Charm greatly improves your chances of finding a Shiny Pokémon. These are the new Shiny Odds when holding the Shiny Charm, if the numbers above are correct:
- 1 in 1365 for a 0-10 combination.
- 1 in 682 = 11-20
- 1 in 410 = 21-30
- 1 in 293 = 31+
The rates for the Lure and Shiny Charm are as follows:
- 1 in 1024 (combination of 0 and 10)
- 1 in 585 = 11-20
- 1 in 372 = 21-30
- 1 in 273 = 31+
Have you found your Shiny Pokémon in Pikachu and Eevee: Let’s Go? In the comments section below, tell us who you’ll be Shiny Hunting for.
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