Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: How to Make Fire Type Shiny Sandwich? [Updated]

You will need to make a Fire Type Shiny Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet if you want to boost your chances of meeting shiny fire type Pokemon in the game. And today, I am here to tell you the exact ingredients for creating such a sandwich.

To make a Fire Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you need 1 Basil, 1 Salty Herba Mystica and 1 Sweet Herba Mystica. When you have the ingredients, use a picnic table and craft your sandwich. This is all you need to do!

Update Notice: There appears to be more than one way to prepare this sandwich. I am sharing alternatives in the in-depth section below, so make sure to check that out too!

As you can see, the Shiny Fire Pokemon Boosting sandwich is one of the more difficult ones to craft, since it requires both a Sweet Herba Mystica and a Salty Herba Mystica.

Usually, other boosting sandwiches like the one for boosting shiny Fairy Pokemon encounters only require one of these special ingredients.

Now let’s get a bit more in depth with this guide and learn everything about his Shiny Fire Pokemon boosting sandwich!

Fire Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

We don’t need an in-game recipe to unlock this type of sandwich. If you have the required ingredients, you can simply use the “Create custom sandwich” option at your Picnic table and you’re ready to go.

This goes for all special and regular sandwiches, like the Dragon Type Shiny Boost Sandwich or the Ghost Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich.

Unlike these special sandwiches, the trick for learning how to make any type of sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is to enter an in-game restaurant and talk to the chef NPC that gives you new recipes:

unlocking sandwich recipes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

This person is the same in all restaurants in the game, so it doesn’t really matter what restaurant you choose – the recipes will be the same.

Now, when talking to the NPC, you will be shown all the sandwich recipes that can be unlocked in Scarlet and Violet. But you don’t have to actually unlock them in order to be able to use them!

Instead, just look at the list of required ingredients, write them down and then hit the Create custom sandwich button at any Picnic table and use the said ingredients. It’s that easy for any type of sandwich!

And we’re using the same method for crafting the Fire Type Boosting Shiny sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. This will increase your chances of meeting Shiny Fire-type Pokemon in the game, so if you want to boost your collection with some really special Pokemon, this will be helpful.

Fire Type Shiny Sandwich Recipe

sparkling sandwich pokemon scarlet violet

You will get a Fire Type Shiny Boosting sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet if you use a picnic table and place 1 Basil, 1 Salty Herba Mystica and 1 Sweet Herba Mystica on the loaf of bread. These are the ingredients you need for it.

IMPORTANT! You can’t craft any type of Shiny Boosting Sandwich until you unlock the Sparkling Power Sandwich recipe in the game. This is the generic “Shiny Sandwich,” one that increases the overall chances of encountering shiny Pokemon in the wild – but without specializing on a specific type.

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 Fire Type one that we’re talking about in this article.

If you’re wondering where to get the ingredients for this sandwich from, here it is:

  • Basil: You can get this from any Deli Cioso seller in the game. One Basil costs 280 coins and you can get as many as you want
how to get basil in scarlet and violet
  • Salty Herba Mystica: This is harder to get. It’s a rare drop from 5-star and especially 6-star Tera Raids. I recommend reading the guide on how to unlock 6-star raids here.
  • Sweet Herba Mystica: Also difficult to get, and also a rare drop from 5 and 6 star raids. We have a guide on how to easily win 6-star raids in the game, so make sure to check it out if you need some extra help.

And now you know everything about this sandwich type in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

UPDATE (New Recipe!)

As mentioned before, a Youtube video presents some alternatives to the original recipe shared above.

While most of the recommendations are not really good options because they require more ingredients and it makes no sense to try them, the ones below stand out as solid alternatives:

  • 1 Basil + 1 Salty Herba Mystica + 1 Sour Herba Mystica
  • 1 Basil + 1 Salty Herba Mystica + 1 Spicy Herba Mystica

So make sure to try out the recipe above if you don’t have a ton of Salty Herba Mysticas for your Shiny Fire-Type Boosting Sandwich.

And if you manage to find even more recipes, don’t hesitate to share the ingredients in the comments section below.

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

Just like its name suggests, this type of sandwich will boost your chances of encountering shiny fire type Pokemon out in the wild. It’s different from the regular Sparkling sandwich because it only increases the chances of encountering Fire type pokemon.

This is great to know if you are working on getting a specific Pokemon type in your collection. Shiny Pokémon are really rare and with so many available in the game, it’s better to try and focus on getting the ones you like the most.

If you’re unsure what to pick, maybe reading our previous article about the 10 strongest Pokemon in the game will help you make up your mind.


You know now how to make the shiny fire type boosting sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, so you can go gathering the ingredients first and then focus on catching the shiny Pokémon themselves.

If you have additional comments to make – or share your tips on catching shiny fire type Pokemon, don’t hesitate to post a comment below.

Calin Ciabai

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