Nearly a week after the launch of highly awaited The Pokémon Company, reports of new findings surfaced on the web.
The new information concerns the Shiny Rates and Brilliant Pokémon, a brand new feature incorporated into the Gen 8 games. Posting the information that players should be aware of in what concerns a bunch of features in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the game’s official website shared what this is all about. There is stuff about the Wild Area and Max Raid Battles, but the news regarding Brilliant Pokémon and Shiny Pokémon are in our main focus.
Shiny Pokémon Hunting and Rates
Before the launch of Pokémon Sword and Shield, field researchers found out how Shiny Pokémon are fixed with rates and a new shape of Shiny Hunting. Even so, The Pokémon Company announced that the more Pokémon players fight or catch, the higher the probability a Brilliant or Shiny Pokémon will show up. The blog post also mentioned that the battles players take on are not mandatory to be consecutive.
For a bit of background, Brilliant Pokémon are Pokémon in the overworld that carry a yellow aura surrounding them. Brilliant Pokémon have a minimum of one Egg Move, and some perfect IVs as well. Trainers who catch or beat these Pokémon will also get a couple of Watts.
Chain Fishing Method
Chain Fishing was a Shiny Hunting technique incorporated in Gen 6, but it’s getting some more time in Pokémon Sword and Shield. This time, the method won’t work on Shiny Pokémon, but on Brilliant Pokémon.
Trainers will have the chance to fish in Pokémon Sword and Shield almost as they begin to play. If they create a streak, Brilliant Pokémon is more prone to show up. Dissimilar to the battle streaks, Chain Fishing in Pokémon Sword and Shield only functions if players create a streak. If the streak is lost, they fall short in spooling a Pokémon. If they catch a Pokémon, and leave the place or turn off the game, the streak will stop.
Pokémon Sword and Shield are now available for Nintendo Switch.