Pokemon Scarlet & Violet player discovers infinite Shiny Duplication bug

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet player discovers infinite Shiny Duplication bug

Published: 2022-11-20T19:03:44

Updated: 2022-11-20T19:03:55

A Pokemon Scarlet & Violet player has discovered a bug that allows players to duplicate a Shiny Pokemon encounter indefinitely, and here’s how it works.

Shiny Pokemon are among the rarest creatures in the Pokemon games, and as such, players often try to find the easiest ways to encounter them. This is often done by increasing the odds of finding a Shiny Pokemon via a hunting method, Shiny Charm, or by using multiple systems.

However, some trainers are looking for ways to duplicate Shiny Pokemon by using bugs. While the first Shiny may be legitimate, trainers have found different ways throughout the series to replicate either the Pokémon itself or the initial encounter.

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But a trainer accidentally stumbled upon a Shiny Duplication bug in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. While they may not know exactly how it works, they have proven that there is a way to recreate a shiny encounter endlessly.

Shiny duplication bug discovered in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

The bug was discovered by SideArms4Reason, who explored the map of Paldea in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet. After capturing a Shiny Rookidee, they saved and relaunched their game to find another Shiny Rookidee in the same location as the last spawned.

In a video posted on YouTube, they provided a breakdown of each step they took to make the bug happen. They also showed the glitch in action several times and showed that it duplicated the exact spawn as each Rookidee shared the same stats and nature.

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The Shiny Duplication bug was enabled using the following steps:

  • Find a shiny Pokémon in the wild
  • Catch Pokemon
  • Go to a Poke Center and heal your team
  • Save the game twice
  • Press the Home button on the Switch and exit the game completely
  • Restart Pokemon Scarlet or Violet
  • Go to the same place the Shiny Pokémon spawned
  • Save the game
  • Repeat steps 2-7

It’s important to note that we don’t know exactly why this is happening and we’re not sure that all the steps listed above are necessary since the error was just discovered. But it does show that Shiny Pokémon encounters can be duplicated without the need for hacking.

And that’s it! Those looking to find out more about Pokemon Scarlet & Violet can check out our other guides below:

Brand New Pokemon in Scarlet & Violet | Starting Pokemon details | Scarlet & Violet Pokedex | What is Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s region? | Everything we know about Scarlet & Violet so far | What is Terastallizing? | All Paldean Forms | All new characters

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