If you’re looking to go out and get a shiny Flutter Mane in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, there might be a way to do it besides randomly finding one in the wild. You need to complete the main game to reach this point, and you need the Pokémon Scarlet version. However, if you own Pokémon Violet, you can always share this method with a friend who owns Scarlet and have them trade it for you. Here’s what you need to know about how to get a shiny Flutter mane in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
Where to find the guaranteed shiny Flutter Mane in Pokémon Scarlet
The way you go about this is pretty simple. Again, make sure you’ve completed the main story of Pokémon Scarlet, and you’ve reached Area Zero and are freely exploring it to find every Paradox Pokémon available. Now, before you enter Area Zero, make sure to eat an Encounter Three sandwich for a Ghost or Fairy-type Pokémon, which is Flutter Mane’s typing.
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You can do this by making a sandwich with Cucumber, Pickle, and then three servings of Red Onion, and then a Spicy and Sour Herba Mystica to focus on Ghost-types. Alternatively, you can focus on Fairy-types and make a sandwich with Cucumber, Pickle, and then three servings of Tomato, with Sweet and Bitter Herba Mystica.
After you make the sandwich and you have your food power, go back to Area Zero and dive straight into the middle of the area. You will fall to the bottom, and there will be a large pool of water. If you do this during the day, there will be no other Pokémon around this area. However, if you trigger a shiny Flutter Mane, it will be the only Pokémon in this area, and you can freely capture it and add it to your collection. You can repeat this process as often as possible, as long as it is mid-day.
The method appears to be an exploit in the game, and it will likely be patched at some point. However, before Nintendo or the Pokémon Company do this, you want to get as many of them as possible before a live patch goes through.