Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: How to Make Fairy Type Shiny Sandwich? [+NEW Recipe]

In this article, we’re going to learn how to make a Fairy Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. This type of sandwich will increase your chances of catching shiny Fairy pokemon, so you know you want it.

In order to make a Fairy Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need 1 Tomato and 2 Salty Herba Mystica. Place the ingredients on your sandwich at a picnic table and you’re all set!

Update notice: There are other recipes that give the same outcome. I am talkin in-depth about these below.

It seems easy, but as we will see below – that’s not really the case. But until we get more in depth with this type of sandwich, don’t forget to check out my previous articles about the Ghost Type Shiny boost sandwich and the Dragon Type Shiny boosting sandwich.

Now let’s get a bit more in depth with the sandwich recipe for boosting Shiny Fairy Pokemon encounters!

Fairy Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

As long as you know the required ingredients for this type of sandwich, you don’t need to actually unlock the said recipe in any way.

All you need is to hit the Create custom sandwich button at your picnic table and you’re ready to roll.

This goes for all the regular sandwich types too. The trick you can use to learn how to make any type of sandwich is to enter any in-game restaurant and talk to the chef NPC that allows you to unlock recipes:

unlocking sandwich recipes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

This person is the same in all restaurants in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, so it doesn’t really matter where you go as long as you meet him.

Now, once you talk to the chef, you will get a chance to take a look at all the sandwich recipes you can unlock.

As I said, you don’t have to actually unlock them. Just look at the ingredients listed for each type of sandwich and write them down.

Now, with the ingredients written on a piece of paper, you can choose to create a custom sandwich at your Picnic table, then use the said ingredients and you will make that sandwich! Easy!

This is the same method we’ll use to craft the Fairy Type Boosting Shiny sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

This will boost your chances of encountering Fairy Type Pokemon out in the wild, so it’s a pretty special in-game item!

Fairy Type Shiny Sandwich Recipe

sparkling sandwich pokemon scarlet violet

Making the Fairy Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet requires you to have 1 Tomato and 2 Salty Herba Mystica. Place the ingredients on the loaf of bread at a Picnic table and you’re all set!

REMEMBER! You won’t be able to craft any type of Shiny Encounter Boosting Sandwich until you unlock the Sparkling Power Sandwich in the game.

This is the generic “Shiny Sandwich” recipe, one that increases the chances of encountering shiny Pokemon in the wild.

Once you have unlocked the Sparkling Power Sandwich (by completing the main story), you can craft any of the other Shiny Pokemon boosting sandwiches, including the Shiny Fairy Type one.

These are better in my opinion as they allow you to focus on a specific type of shiny Pokemon you’d like to catch.

As for the ingredients required, you will need one Tomato first. We have a full guide on how to get Tomato in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, but the short version is that you find these in the Aquiesta Supermarket in Levincia:

How to Get Tomato in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
The Tomato costs 100 and it has no pre-purchase requirements

Things get a bit more complicated with the Salty Herba Mystica. This one is much harder to obtain, as you can only get it from 5- and 6-star Tera Raids in the game.

It’s a rare drop too, so make sure to read our guide on how to get more Salty Herba Mystica to improve your chances of having enough.

Since these advanced raid types are really difficult to beat, make sure to also read our guide on how to beat 6-star Tera Raids in the game.


It seems that there is more than one, universal recipe for making the Fairy Type Shiny Sandwich in the game.

New recipes were discovered by Papa Jefe, but out of them all just one makes sense as a solid alternative (as others need more ingredients):

  • 1 Tomato + 1 Salty Herba Mystica + 1 Spicy Herba Mystica

It’s always good to have options, especially when we can use more than one type of the Herba Mysticas.

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

Just like the other dedicated sparkling sandwiches, this sandwich increases your chances of catching Shiny versions of Fairy-Type Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet.

catching shiny fairy type pokemon

Have in mind that after consuming one sandwich of this type, you will only get the boost for that particular type of Pokemon and not others.

Also, these are not stackable and you can’t consume more to increase chances for all Pokemon types, for example.

So make sure to plan ahead wisely, because the Salty Herba Misticas are difficult to get. You don’t want to waste them on Pokemon types you don’t really want shiny versions of!


Getting shiny Pokemon is, just like in previous versions of the game, really difficult. But in Scarlet and Violet, we at least have these new types of sandwiches that boost our chances of encountering shiny versions of our favorite types.

And now you know everything there is to be known about the Fairy Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

You’re ready to get your collection to the next level, so waste no time and go hunting.

Also, don’t forget to check back often as we’ll have more content related to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet published soon (like the guide on how to unlock 6-star raids in the game), as well as guides to the various sparkling sandwiches you can make.

Calin Ciabai

Sharing is caring!

Leave a Comment