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How to Do the Masuda Method in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Explore the massive open world of the Paldea region.

You can catch, train, and battle Pokemon in the region which has lakes, peaks, towns, and cities.

If you want to increase the chances of getting a Shiny egg, you need to do the Masuda Method.

Discover the world freely and cross land, water, and air by riding a legendary Pokeman called Koraidon in Scarlet and Miraidon in Violet.

You can choose between 3 starter Pokemons including Sprigatito, Fuecoco, or Quaxly.

Challenge Gyms in various locations and reach Champion Rank.

Defeat Titan Pokemon that contain rare ingredients on the Path of Legends.

Use the new Auto-Battle feature to battle Team Star to get to their boss.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to do the Masuda Method in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and what is it.

How to do the Masuda Method in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

To do the Masuda Method in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need to catch a Ditto.

After you’ve caught one, you need to trade it with another Ditto of another language by using “44484448” as the link code.

To do so, you need to open the Poke Portal > Link Trade > Set Link Code > 44484448 > Begin Searching > Yes.

For this to work, you need to be connected to the internet.

Here’s how to do the method:

  1. Catch a Ditto.
  2. Open the Poke Portal > Link Trade > Set Link Code > 44484448 > Begin Searching > Yes.
  3. Trade your Ditto with another Ditto of another language.

When you’re trading, make sure to check the summary of the person’s Ditto to see if it’s from another language.

If not, you need to cancel the trade and retry until you find one.

What is the Masuda Method in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

The Masuda Method in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is a method to increase the odds of getting a Shiny Pokemon.

To use the method, you need to trade a Pokemon with another Pokemon of another language.

For example, you can trade your Ditto (ENG) with Ditto (FRE).

After you’ve got a foreign Ditto, you can breed it to have a higher chance of getting a Shiny Egg.

The odds of getting a Shiny Egg from breeding is about 1 in 4096 chance with a normal Ditto.

On the other hand, the odds are about 1 in 683 chance with a Foreign Ditto.

Further reading

How to Get a Foreign Ditto in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Eevee Location in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

How to Get Heal Powder in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

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