Mass Outbreak Guide in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See where to find it, how to hunt Shiny Pokemon, tips, how to change time, Sparkling Power, and more.
List of All Shiny Pokemon
Mass Outbreak - How To Change Outbreaks
Pokemon Changes Over Time
As you explore, you can encounter Mass Outbreaks that randomly appear & disappears from time to time. Normally, you need to wait for the Mass Outbreak to change so take note of the notifications if you are looking forward to it.
How To Change Time
※ Change at your own discretion as it may compromise the game.
- Go to Switch home screen and open the Settings
- Select the Setting tab and find Date and Time
- Adjust the date 1 day ahead
└ Internet must be turned off to adjust
- Return to the game and check the map
- Switch Home Screen → Settings
- Setting → Date and Time
- Proceed To Add 1 Day
- Go Back To The Game & Check
Mass Outbreak - How To Get Shiny Pokemon
- Find for the Mass Outbreak in an area
▲ How to change time
- Disable Autosave
- Eat Sparkling Power Sandwich in Picnic
- Manually save when Mass Outbreak notification appears
- Look for the Shiny Pokemon until Mass Outbreak disappears
- When there is no Shiny Pokemon, close the game and reload the manually saved data
- Repeat steps 4 to 5 until you see a Shiny Pokemon
- Mass Outbreak Hunting
- Turn Off Autosave
- Eat Sparkling Power Sandwich In Picnic
- Save When Mass Outbreak Is Getting Low
- Look For The Shiny Until Mass Outbreak Is Done
- Restart The Game When No Shiny Has Been Found
- Repeat Steps 4 To 5 Until A Shiny Is Out
A Shiny Pokemon can be found during Mass Outbreaks from time to time.Shiny Charm Guide
Cannot Find The Outbreak?
There are cases where the ongoing Mass Outbreaks are not accurately pinned on the map. Check for the surroundings as outbreaks may occur inside a cave or underground water.
You can change Autosave from Settings.
Tera Raid material is required
If you are hunting for a Shiny Pokemon at a Mass Outbreak, it is recommended to eat a Sandwich with Sparkling Power to increase the chance of finding one. It is ok even if you do not consume a sandwich since it is just optional.How To Make Sandwiches?
After clearing a group of Pokemon during a Mass Outbreak, you are notified that the amount of Pokemon is getting low so it is recommended to do a manual save so you can reload the scenario.
A Shiny Pokemon Is Not Aggressive
If a Shiny Pokemon appears, it cannot be defeated with Auto Battle unless you approach it and initiate a battle.Auto Battle Feature Guide
Clear all Pokemon during a Mass Outbreak until you find a Shiny Pokemon.
Exit the game and reload the saved data if you are looking for a Shiny Pokemon. You are going to start from where the Pokemon is getting low.
If a Shiny Pokemon cannot be seen, you can keep repeating steps 4 to 5 until one appears.
How To Check Mass Outbreak
Check The Map
Mass Outbreaks are displayed on the map. If the Pokemon has not been registered to your Pokedex, the icon is displayed as [?] so it is recommended to check the map if you are looking for Mass Outbreaks.
What Is A Mass Outbreak?
Large Number Of The Same Pokemon
It is a phenomenon in which a large number of one type of Pokemon appears in an area. Unlike normal wild Pokemon, outbreaks will keep appearing within specific areas.
Advantages Of A Mass Outbreak
During a mass outbreak, the same specific Pokemon will keep appearing whether you defeat them or catch them. You may use the Let's Go! Feature and defeat many of them, and you may find a Shiny in a short period of time.
Let's Go! Feature For Collecting Lost Items And Leveling up
By taking advantage of the mass outbreak, Pokemon will infinitely resurrect, you can collect materials for the TM Machine and gain experience at the same time by defeating or catching the Pokemon.
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