A new Pokémon Scarlet & Violet outbreak event starts today with easy shinies

Get an easy shiny Shinx, Varoom, Magikarp, or Rellor in the latest Pokémon Scarlet & Violet event
Varoom, Magikarp, Shinx, and Rellor all have boosted shiny odds in this event
Varoom, Magikarp, Shinx, and Rellor all have boosted shiny odds in this event / Nintendo

Whether raids, outbreaks, or mystery gifts, it isn’t often that players have such an easy chance to get shiny Pokémon as they do right now in the current outbreak event in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

Starting today and running until May 6, 2024, players will find four Pokémon spawning in mass outbreaks much more frequently, and with a drastically boosted shiny chance. Varoom, Magikarp, Shinx, and Rellor will all be spawning in this Gold Week-themed shiny event, as all of these Pokémon turn a shade of yellow or gold in their shiny coloration.

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet Shiny Gyarados, Luxray, Rabsca, and Revaroom
All of these shinies are of offer for very little effort right now / Nintendo

As long as you’ve added these Pokémon to your Pokédex the locations of these outbreaks will be clearly marked on your map, and you can go over there to enjoy a 1 in 200 shiny chance, which is a massive improvement over the game’s standard chance of roughly 1 in 4000.

If you want, you can further boost these odds through the use of sandwiches. We have a full guide on the different sandwich effects in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet if you want to know more about that. Plus, if you defeat Pokémon in an outbreak, your shiny odds will gradually get better over time.

Ryan Woodrow


Ryan Woodrow is Guides Editor for GLHF based in London, England. He has a particular love for JRPGs and the stories they tell. His all-time favorite JRPGs are the Xenoblade Chronicles games because of the highly emotive and philosophy-driven stories that hold great meaning. Other JRPGs he loves in the genre are Persona 5 Royal, Octopath Traveler, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Nier Automata, and Pokémon. He also regularly dives deep into the indie scene trying to find hidden gems and innovative ideas. Some of his favorite indie games include FTL: Faster Than Light, Thomas Was Alone, Moonlighter, Phantom Abyss, and Towerfall Ascension. More of his favorite games are Minecraft, Super Mario Odyssey, Stardew Valley, Skyrim, and XCOM 2. He has a first-class degree in Games Studies from Staffordshire University and has written for several sites such as USA Today's ForTheWin, Game Rant, The Sun, and KeenGamer. Email: ryan.woodrow@glhf.gg