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Screenshot: Nintendo/YouTube Pokémon Legends: Arceus turns the video game series on its head in more ways than one. and from its open-world concept to the redesigned way you interact with wild Pokémon, plenty of these changes are for the better. And one of the biggest isn’t obvious, but might dramatically affect the way you catch Pokémon from now on. When you encounter wild Pokémon in other games in the franchise, the creatures that appear are randomized each time. As you run through the tall grass, you might encounter any available Pokémon, with varying types, genders, and, rarely (but most importantly, to some), colors. If you have luck on your side, you might meet a shiny Pokémon, which sports a different color but is otherwise the same as its normal Pokémon counterpart. For most games, the chance of running into a shiny is one in 8,192. According to Austin John Plays’ video on catching shinies , Legends: Arceus has a shiny rate of one in 4,096, doubling the chances of finding one (but still making them quite rare). There are additional deviations to this statistic, such as if you use the Shiny Charm found in more recent titles, but even still, catching shiny Pokémon has always been an exercise in patience—and stress. Why stress? Because in order to capture a shiny Pokémon, you, of course, need to capture it when it appears. If you finally manage to come across a shiny in the wild, you better hope you don’t accidentally […]