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What is Brilliant Aura? - Effects & Traits
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What is Brilliant Aura? - Effects & Traits

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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!!!

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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!

Pokemon With Auras Are Spawned at Random

Pokemon with Brilliant Auras have a random chance to spawn in the game. The chance of encountering these special Pokemon seems to increase the more Pokemon you catch.

Brilliant Aura Not Visible In Battle

Brilliant Aura around a Pokemon can only be seen on the field. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these marked Pokemon before you encounter them in a battle.

What Happens to Pokemon with Brilliant Aura?

Guaranteed to 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!

Useful for Competitive Breeding


Hunting for Pokemon with Brilliant Aura will be your main means of finding high IV Pokemon in the wild. This method is useful for obtaining Pokemon like Dittos, that has no gender and thus cannot be bred.

Check Out Competitive Breeding and IVs Here!

Brilliant Aura Pokemon Have Unique Egg 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

How to Catch Pokemon with Shiny Aura

Farm Same Species to Increase Spawn Rate

You can increase the spawn rate of Brilliant Aura Pokemon by repeatedly fighting the same species and stacking your total encounter count.

Official Spawn Rate Chart

No. of BattlesEffect
1Chance to Spawn Pokemon with Brilliant Aura
20Increase Brilliant Aura Spawn Rate by 30%
50Increase Brilliant Aura Spawn Rate by 60%
Increase Shiny Pokemon Spawn Rate by 100%
100Increase Brilliant Aura Spawn Rate by 100%
Increase Shiny Pokemon Spawn Rate by 200%
200Increase Shiny Pokemon Spawn Rate by 300%
300Increase Shiny Pokemon Spawn Rate by 400%
500Increase Shiny Pokemon Spawn Rate by 500%

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