Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: How to Make Dark Type Shiny Sandwich? [New Recipes]

Wondering how to make a Dark-type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet to increase your chances of encountering a shiny Dark Pokémon in the game? Well, wonder no more because I am here to share with you the recipes!

The easiest way to make a Dark Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Scarlet and Violet is this: place 1 Smoked Filet, 1 Salty Herba Mystica and 1 Sweet Herba Mystica on a loaf of bread at a Picnic table. And voila – you will get your great sandwich!

There are actually a couple more recipes for the same sandwich, and I will detail them (as well as go more in depth with everything, from ingredients to what the sandwich does) in the article below… so keep reading if you need more info on the matter.

Making the Dark Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

catching a shiny dark type pokemon in scarlet and violet

There is no in-game recipe that you can unlock for this type of sandwich. Instead, you are supposed to try to mix and match various ingredients until you get the results you want.

Or you can play it smart and read Common Sense Gamer articles, where you will find out exactly what ingredients you need for your shiny boosting sandwich.

I am here to take the guess work out and share with you all the recipes that can give you this Dark Type Shiny boost sandwich.

I’ve done the same with various other Pokemon types. So if you want to check out some more Shiny sandwich types, I’m listing some of the articles below.

Now, with all these out of the way, let’s start making some sandwiches!

Dark Type Shiny Boost Sandwich Recipes

There are three different recipes that you can use to make the Dark Type Shiny sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

As mentioned above, the easiest is from mixing 1 Smoked Filet, 1 Salty Herba Mystica and 1 Sweet Herba Mystica at a Picnic table.

However, there are two other alternatives you can try:

  1. 1 Smoked Filet, 1 Salty Herba Mystica and 1 Spicy Herba Mystica
  2. 1 Smoked Filet, 1 Salty Herba Mystica and 1 Sour Herba Mystica

In the end, it all depends on what ingredients you have on hand. Since Herba Mysticas are very difficult to get, each player will have different stocks on hand. It’s good to know that we have options, right?

IMPORTANT: Please have in mind that you can’t make any of the shiny boosting sandwiches until you unlock the Sparkling Power Sandwich recipe in the game.

You are going to get this only after completing the main story, so if you haven’t gotten there yet, you have to play a bit more.

As for the ingredients required for this type of sandwich, let’s see how to get them!

How to get Smoked Filet in Scarlet and Violet?

smoked filet pokemon scarlet violet

You can find this ingredient in Deli Cioso stores, but you will only unlock it after getting 2 Gym Badges. Once you do, one Smoked Filet will cost you 330 coins.

How to get Salty / Spicy / Sour / Sweet Herba Mystica in the Game?

These are more difficult to get, as they are rare drops from 5-star and 6-star raids in the game. This is why it is extremely important to plan ahead and decide which shiny boosting sandwiches to make.

Chances are you won’t be able to get a ton of these done, especially in the earlier stages of the game.

What does the Dark-type Shiny Sandwich do in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

As its name suggests, this type of sandwich will boost encounter rates for Shiny Dark-type Pokemon in the game.

And since basic encounter rates for Shinies stand at a “whooping” 1 in 4,000, any boost is more than welcome.

I have already shared a cheat-like glitch for boosting Shiny Pokemon encounters (even before eating a sandwich) so make sure to combine methods in order to optimize everything.

Also, you will want to to focus on the best Pokemon in the game in order to beat those difficult raids and get more Herba Mysticas. To help you with that, we have an article sharing the top 10 best Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.


You now have everything you should know about making the Dark Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

With three different recipes for this particular item, it’s a bit easier to stock up and go hunting for your favorite shinies.

If you manage to find a different recipe, one that is maybe even easier than the ones above, please let us all know by posting a comment below.

Calin Ciabai

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