The arrival of Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s first DLC, the Teal Mask, brings a range of new and returning Pokemon to the game. You’ll have the chance to encounter these Pokemon as you explore the region and work your way through the story. As you might expect, several of these Pokemon are shiny-locked.
A shiny locked Pokemon means that they have a fixed encounter in the game, and no matter how many times you reload it, there’s no way to acquire the shiny version. These Pokemon will likely have shiny versions appearing sometime in the future, but not for this encounter. These are all shiny locked Pokemon you can encounter in the Pokemon Scarlet & Violet’s Teal Mask DLC.
The way many players typically figure out if a Pokemon is shiny locked or not is through the code. The Teal Mask information did not launch until the game did, and once it did, dataminers poured through to figure out every new item, Pokemon, and the various new moves that came with the game. One of the things they also discovered is if select Pokemon were shiny locked. Thankfully, this only happens for any Legendary or Mythical Pokemon that appears in the game, and there are four of them in the Teal Mask DLC. There are also static encounters that are shiny locked, but these Pokemon also have wild spawns.
Outside of these four Pokemon Legendary and Mythical encounters, every other Pokemon introduced to The Teal Mask has a chance to appear as a shiny version. You can find them wandering around the the Kitakami region while playing the Teal Mask, and you can add them to the collection, such as finding a shiny Feebas and evolving it into a Milotic, or a shiny Ariados by evolving a shinyRead more on gamepur.com