The arrival of the first DLC for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, Teal Mask, brings a number of new and returning Pokémon to the game. You’ll have the chance to encounter these Pokémon as you explore the region and work your way through the story. As you might expect, some of these Pokemon come with a Shiny Lock.
A shiny, locked Pokemon means there is a fixed encounter in the game, and no matter how many times you reload it, there is no way to get the shiny version. Shiny versions of these Pokémon will likely appear at some point in the future, but not for this encounter. These are all shiny, locked Pokémon that you can encounter in the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s Teal Mask DLC.
Datamine confirms shiny locks in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet’s “The Teal Mask.”
The way many players usually find out whether a Pokemon is shiny locked or not is through code. The Teal Mask information wasn’t released until the game was released, and once it was, dataminers poured in to find out every new item, Pokemon, and the various new moves that came with the game. One of the things they also discovered was whether select Pokemon were shiny locked. Luckily, this only happens with all legendary or mythical Pokémon that appear 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 Pokémon also have wild spawns.
Aside from these four Legendary and Mythical Pokémon encounters, every other Pokémon introduced to The Teal Mask has a chance to appear as a shiny version. You can see them wandering around the Kitakami region while playing Teal Mask and add them to the collection by, for example, finding a Shiny Feebas and evolving it into a Milotic, or a Shiny Ariados by evolving a Shiny Spinarak.
Every Shiny Locked Pokémon in The Teal Mask
According to several dataminers, it turns out that Okidogi, Munkidori, Fezandipit, Milotic, Ariados, Bloodmoon UrsalunaAnd any form of ogrepon will be brilliantly sealed. This means that if you follow the main story or unlock the Bloodmoon Ursaluna side quest, these Pokémon will be shiny locked and will not appear in their shiny form. Luckily, anyone who tries to catch a Poltchageist has a chance of catching a shiny version. I wasn’t so lucky to unlock this version, but there are plenty of options for those who own the shiny charm of the base game Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.
If you want to try to catch a shiny Pokemon on your first try, I think it’s better to leave that endeavor behind and focus on something else. This has typically been the case with many Pokemon throughout the series, and I’m not surprised to see it repeated in the Teal Mask DLC. Unfortunately, Only mythical Pokémon cannot reproduce, meaning these don’t appear as shiny versions and you can’t hatch them from an egg. While this makes it difficult to get a shiny version, the Pokemon Company may offer one as a gift in the future.