How to get shiny Miraidon and Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Miraidon and Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, promo image
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Miraidon and Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, promo image
Credit: Nintendo

Need shiny Miraidon and shiny Koraidon to complete your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet living dex? Here's how to get Shiny Miraidon and Koraidon in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. They're the two box legendary Pokemon you'll meet early into your adventure. But is it worth resetting for them?

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet kickstart the ninth generation of Pokemon, with their two legendary critters tagging along from the very early hours of the adventure for the first time. After years of resetting for shiny starterr Poekmon, however, should you do the same for these two?

For more Pokemon Scarlet and Violet guides before the DLC release, check out our list of Rare Candy locations, Luxury Ball locations, and how to walk Pokemon fast if you don't want to go through the trouble of evolving Pokemon like Pawmi the natural way.

How to Get Shiny Miraidon and Koraidon

At the start of the game, you'll be unable to get Shiny versions of the three starter Pokemon without breeding them first. They're shiny locked at that early point in the game, meaning no amount of restarting your game will change their appearance.

Sadly, this same limitation applies to Koraidon and Miraidon. You can't obtain Shiny versions of either Miraidon or Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. They're shiny-locked.

Although previous generation games have allowed you the chance of getting shiny versions of select legendary Pokemon, that's not the case with these two in Scarlet and Violet right now.

Riding Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
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Riding Koraidon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Can the second Koraidon or Miraidon be shiny?

Even if you follow the steps to getting a second Koraidon or Miraidon, you won't be able to soft-reset these to be shiny, either.

Will shiny Koraidon or Miraidon be DLC?

With the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet DLC freshly announced, there's reason to believe the Area Zero-themed DLC will include a way to get a shiny Koraidon or Miraidon.

Pokemon Sword and Shield even capped off their DLC offerings with a unique raid feature that made getting past legendary Pokemon in their shiny forms much easier. Something similar could happen here, or the Pokemon could be offering as a Mystery Gift reward later down the line.

For a few more relevant guides, check out how to evolve Ghimmighoul in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. We also have a lot to say about how to beat Miraidon if you're struggling there, and how to beat Koraidon if you're playing the other version.

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