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

If you want to boost your chances of catching a Ghost-type shiny Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, one of your best options is making a Ghost Type Shiny sandwich at your picnic table.

And today, this is exactly what we’re going to learn to craft. Don’t forget, I have already shared in a previous article how to make a Dragon Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich.

To make a Ghost Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need 1 Red Onion and 2 Salty Herba Mystica. Place the ingredients on your sandwich at a picnic table and you’ll get increased chances for encountering Shiny Ghost Type Pokemon.

UPDATE Notice: There’s an alternative to this recipe, which might make more sense especially if you don’t have many Salty Herba Mysticas. I am discussing alternatives in the in-depth section below.

Let’s get a bit more in depth with the Shiny sandwich mechanics and everything else you need to know about the Ghost Type Boosting Shiny Sandwich in the game!

Ghost Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

You don’t need to unlock the recipe for this type of sandwich anywhere as long as you know the required ingredients. This goes for any type of sandwich, actually.

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.

You don’t have to actually unlock them: the game shows you all the available recipes and you can simply write down the ingredients.

Finally, with the ingredients for any sandwich written, you can choose to create a custom sandwich at your Picnic table, use the required ingredients and you will get it!

Really easy and nice – and this is the method we’ll use to craft the Ghost Type Boosting Shiny sandwich in the game.

This is a new type of item – one that boosts your chances of encountering Ghost Type Pokemon out in the wild.

Ghost Type Shiny Sandwich Recipe

shiny ghost Pokémon boosting sandwich

In order to make the Ghost Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need 1 Red Onion and 2 Salty Herba Mystica.

Place them on your loaf of bread and you will have your sandwich ready!

IMPORTANT: You are not able to craft any type of Shiny Sandwich until you unlock the Sparkling Power Sandwich in the game. This is the generic “Shiny Sandwich” that increases the chances of encountering shiny Pokemon.

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 Ghost Type sandwich. These focus on a specific type of Pokemon and are more useful.

The Red Onion is a basic ingredient, and you can buy it in the game from some of the fresh produce stands in the game. That is where you will get all your basic ingredients, like Nature Mints, Peanut Butter and much more.

red onion pokemon scarlet violet
Get the Red Onion for 230 coins in the store

The Salty Herba Mystica is a bit more difficult to get, as it is a rare drop from 5-star and 6-star Tera Raids in the game.

Some players report that raids like Amoonguss, Cetitan and Farigiraf have higher chances of dropping Salty Herba Mystica, but I personally think it’s all random.


As mentioned above, there are some alternative recipes that you can use to prepare this Shiny Ghost Type Pokemon Boosting Sandwich. I came across them via YouTube – so make sure to check out the video too if you want.

  • 1 Red Onion + 1 Salty Herba Mystica + 1 Spicy Herba Mystica
  • 1 Red Onion + 1 Salty Herba Mystica + 1 Sour Herba Mystica

These are great alternatives, as you no longer need 2 Salty Herba Mystica in order to craft the sandwich. With so many sandwiches available, this gives you a lot of room to play!

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

shiny anihilape ghost pokemon

Unlike the regular Sparkling Sandwich that increases your chances of encountering any type of shiny Pokemon in the game, this one gives you higher chances of finding a Ghost Type pokemon.

So if you want to improve your chances of getting shiny Ghost Type Pokemon like Flutter Mane, Annihilape and such, you will have to create and consume this type of sandwich.

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 and there are so many types of pokemon available. Focus on the ones you want the most and work your way up from there.

Wrapping up

These advanced shiny boosting sandwiches are really difficult to get in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

First, you will need to unlock the Sparkling Power Sandwich by beating the game.

Second, the ingredients themselves – mainly the SHM – are really hard to get.

But you at least have this guide now that covers everything you should know about crafting the Ghost Type shiny boost sandwich in the game, so you can already work on collecting the required ingredients.

Let us know which shiny pokemon did you manage to get so far and don’t forget to check back often for more content related to Pokemon Scarlet and Violet!

Calin Ciabai

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