What are the odds for a Pokemon being shiny in Legends: Arceus?



  • How does exactly shiny Pokemon work in Legends: Arceus? Are stars/squares shiny variants still present? And what about shiny-locked ones?



  • The standard rate remains at the general 1 in 4096.

    There are, however, a few ways to improve this number. You get a first boost at Research Level 10 for the specific Pokémon in the Pokédex. This can be boosted even further if you get the Dex Research Perfect.

    And of course the Shiny Charm, which you get

    for getting Research Rank 10 with all 237 non-Mythical Pokémon within the game.

    Here's a table to summarize:

    Bonus Standard rate Mass Outbreak rate
    Base 1 in 4096 26 in 4096
    1 in 157.5
    Species Research Level 10 2 in 4096
    1 in 2048
    27 in 4096
    1 in 151.7
    Species Research Perfect 4 in 4096
    1 in 1024
    29 in 4096
    1 in 141.2
    Species Research Level 10 & Shiny Charm 5 in 4096
    1 in 819.2
    30 in 4096
    1 in 136.5
    Species Research Perfect & Shiny Charm 7 in 4096
    1 in 585.14
    32 in 4096
    1 in 128

    Regarding unobtainable ones, all Legendary Pokémon and the starters are shiny-locked, but you can get Shiny Starter Pokémon

    in Space-Time Distortions.

    And no more Star and Square Shiny Pokémon, there is only one Shiny animation in this game.

    Source, https://www.serebii.net/legendsarceus/shinypokemon.shtml .

    Shiny locked

    These Pokemon are unobtainable in their shiny variant:

    • Oshawott, Rowlett, and Cyndaquil (the ones you get from Professor Laventon)
    • Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf
    • Dialga and Palkia
    • Heatran, Regigigas, and Cresselia
    • Giratina
    • Tornadus, Thundurus, Landorus and Enamorus
    • Darkrai
    • Shaymin
    • Manaphy and Phione
    • Arceus



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