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Learn all there is about the gold Brilliant Aura in Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield in this guide. Learn the effects, traits, & max IVs of Pokemon with a golden shiny aura!

Learn More About The Wild Area Here

What Is The Brilliant Aura?

Rare Glowing Golden Aura Surrounding a Pokemon

Rare Golden Aura Surrounding a Pokemon

As you play, you have a slight chance of meeting a Pokemon on the field with a golden shiny aura. The official name of this aura is yet unknown, but many refer to it as a Brilliant Aura. It indicates that the Pokemon has especially high stats. Watch out for them in the wild!

Recommended to Nickname Or Mark The Pokemon to Differentiate it After Catching


After catching a Pokemon with a Brilliant Aura, you will not be able to differentiate them from the usual variant aside from its unique move sets & stats. It is recommended that you give the Pokemon a unique Nickname or mark it in the PC.

Pokemon With Auras Are Spawned Randomly

These Pokemon with Brilliant Auras have a random chance to spawn in the game, the chance of meeting a Brilliant Aura-ed Pokemon however seems to increase the more Pokemon you capture.

Weather Does Not Affect Spawn Rate

As far as our editorial team has tested, it seems that the spawn rate of the Pokemon with Brilliant Auras is not affected by the current weather in that area.

What's Different About Pokemon with Brilliant Aura?

They Have 2 to 4 Max IVs!

Max IVs

Our team has managed to confirm that all Brilliant Aura Pokemon will have at least 2 max IVs! This is extremely important when catching a Ditto for breeding purposes.

Check Out Exactly How To Catch Ditto With High IVs Here!

Higher IVs Means Stronger Pokemon


Using the Judge Function (unlocked after beating the game), you can see the IVs of your Pokemon via the PC. The higher the IVs, the stronger the Pokemon!

Check Out Competitive Breeding and IVs Here!

Brilliant Aura Pokemon Have Unique Moves

Brilliant Aura Pokemon will also have different movesets compared to the normal variants.

Learn More on All New Moves Here

Catching & Defeating Brilliant Aura Pokemon Provides Watts

Catching & Defeating Brilliant Aura Pokemon Provides Watts

Upon defeating or catching Brilliant Aura-ed Pokemon, you will be provided with additional Watts; a unique currency that you can use to purchase items or use certain services in the Wild Area.

Learn More on Watts - Farming & Uses

Use False Swipe To Catch Them

False Swipe Cannot Make A Pokemon Faint

False Swipe

The move False Swipe can be extremely useful for catching Wild Pokemon, because it lets you bring them to an extremely low HP, increasing your chance of catching them.

Where Do You Get False Swipe?

False Swipe can be purchased at the Pokemon Center in the upper part of Motostoke for 10,000.

Check Out Detailed Info About False Swipe Here

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