Are shiny Paradox Pokémon locked to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?


Paradox Pokémon are future or past versions of most of the Pokémon in Scarlet & Violet’s Pokédex. You can capture them at Area Zero later in the game. But since there are a lot of things that are brilliantly locked in the game, from starters to NPC-traded Pokemon, you might be wondering if Paradox Pokemon are brilliantly locked too. Let’s find out.

Can I shiny hunt Pokémon Paradox in Scarlet & Violet?

Since Paradox Pokémon can be found naturally in the “wild” state, they are not bright blocked. There will always be a 1/4096 chance of seeing a shiny Paradox Pokémon. You can even eat sandwiches outside of Area Zero and keep the boost effects from the shiny encounter when you enter it.

Hunting will be more difficult as there are no massive outbreaks for them. Therefore, we recommend that you wait until you have the Shiny Charm before attempting to hunt Paradox shiny Pokémon.

Related: All ‘Paradox’ Pokémon and Types in Scarlet and Violet

What Pokémon are shiny locked in Scarlet and Violet?

Of course, just because Paradox’s Pokemon aren’t brilliantly locked doesn’t mean they all are. Below is a list of locked Shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet:

  • Starter Pokémon given at the beginning of the game (but Fuecoco, Quaxlyl, and Sprigatitio can be hunted with glitter later on)
  • NPC Traded Pokemon
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  • The four ruin treasures (Ting Lu, Chien-Pao, Wo-Chien and Chi-Yu)
  • The legendary boxart (Koraidon and Miraidon)

Some of these locked shiny Pokémon are given out during events, either as prizes or mystery gifts. To claim them, open your menu and go to the Poké Portal.

For more help with Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, check out How to Beat Paradox Donphan the Titan of Trembling Earth in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and How to Get Iron Boots in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet here on Pro Game Guides.

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