How to reset Mass Outbreaks in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

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You will see several Mass Outbreaks occurring throughout the Paldea region of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. These outbreaks highlight a specific Pokémon, causing it to appear in large numbers, allowing you to catch dozens of them and increase your chances of finding a shiny version among them. You don’t want every Mass Outbreak, but you can reset it. Here’s what you need to know about how to reset Mass Outbreaks in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

How to refresh Mass Outbreaks in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The way you go about resetting your Mass Outbreaks involves changing the internal settings of your Nintendo Switch. If you do this, make sure to close your Pokémon Scarlet and Violet game and you won’t be able to use it. Once you’ve done this, go to the System Settings options on your Nintendo Switch, scroll down to the System section, and go to the Date and Time area. You have the opportunity to get any connection to your Nintendo Switch internal clock to the internet and then freely change the time and date on your Switch.

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To reset a Mass Outbreak, make sure it starts a new day from the current time. Make sure to set it 24 hours ahead, giving you plenty of time to catch the new day’s Pokémon in featured Mass Outbreaks. There should be roughly 120 of those specific Pokémon appearing in new locations, and after you catch or defeat 30 of them, there’s an extra chance for a shiny Pokémon to show up during a Mass Outbreak.

For those who don’t want to mess with their Nintendo Switch settings, you have to wait for each daily refresh. This happens at the start of each new day for your Nintendo Switch.

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