Pokemon Sun and Moon box art.

Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon: Easily Farm Shiny Pokemon Guide

Just got Pokemon Sun or Pokemon Moon even though you’re a fully grown adult? ME TOO! Want shiny Pokemon? HERE’S HOW!

…sorry, got a little excited there.

I’ve been a little out of touch with the Pokemon franchise lately, but rumour has it that shiny Pokemon are rare. Very rare. Like, Pikachu Illustrator card rare.

…k, maybe not,but you get the point.

While shiny Pokemon are rare, it’s far from impossible to encounter one in the wild, and Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon has one of the easiest methods to increase your chances.

First, get your hands on the Adrenaline Orb. Do this by paying a visit to the Mallow Trial and completing it, then purchasing the Orb from a Pokémon Center.

Next, go into the grass and battle Pokemon. You want to wear the wild Pokemon down to low enough health to encourage them to call for some help from other wild Pokemon.

Now, use your Adrenaline Orb so that the target will call back-up. At this point, a new Pokémon will appear boasting one of several new values:

  • It’ll have a better hidden ability
  • It’ll have better stats
  • It’ll be shiny

Yes, shiny.

Rinse and repeat. Y’know, if you’re the kind of person who thinks shiny Pokemon are cool (that’s everyone, then).