Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: How to Make Water Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich? [UPDATED with New Recipe]

If you want to increase your chances of encountering a Shiny Water-Type Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, making a water type shiny boost sandwich is the easiest way to go. And today we’ll learn how to make this type of special sandwich.

In order to make a Water Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you will need 1 Cucumber and 2 Salty Herba Mystica.

Use your Picnic table to place these ingredients on a loaf of bread and you’ll have your Water-Type Shiny Sandwich.

Update notice: There are various alternatives to the recipe shared above. I am sharing it in the in-depth section below.

We’ll get all the details below, but until we get there, make sure you check out my previous article on how to make the Shiny Fire Pokemon Boost Sandwich.

Now, let’s get a bit more in depth and learn everything about Sandwiches in the game – especially the one that boosts your chances of encountering Shiny Pokemon!

Water Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

You don’t need to unlock a recipe to be able to craft 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 types of sandwiches in the game. I also wrote about the Ghost Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich and Fairy Type Shiny Boosting Sandwich, for example – so make sure to check them out once you’re done reading this article.

The trick for learning how to make any sandwich in Scarlet and Violet is to enter an in-game restaurant and talk to the chef NPC that gives you new recipes. Here is the guy you’re looking for:

unlocking sandwich recipes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

We get the same NPC in all the restaurants in the game, so no matter where you go, as long as you meet this guy, you will get all the recipes available.

Now, when talking to the NPC, you will be shown all the recipes that can be unlocked. 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 Water Type Boosting Shiny sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

This will increase your chances of meeting Shiny Water-type Pokemon in the game, so if you want to focus on this type alone, you must make this sandwich.

And make sure to also read my previous article on how to boost Shiny Pokemon encounter rates to make everything a ton easier.

Water Type Shiny Sandwich Recipe

Now, getting back to today’s sandwich, this is what you need: to make a Water Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you need 1 Cucumber and 2 Salty Herba Mystica. Use them on a loaf of bread during a Picnic and you’re all set!

NOTE: You will only be able to make the Shiny Water Pokemon Boosting Sandwich after unlocking the generic Sparkling Power Sandwich.

This will be unlocked after you finish the game and it will increase your overall chances of meeting Shinies, but without focusing on a specific type.

Now, back to today’s sandwich, here is a quick overview on how to get the required ingredients to make it:

  • Cucumber: You can get this from any Deli Cioso seller in the game. One Cucumber only costs 130 coins, so load up on this ingredient, as it is easy to obtain.
  • Salty Herba Mystica: This is the difficult one to get. We have an article going in depth on how to get the ingredient, but the short version is that you will get it as a rare drop from 5 star and 6 star raids in the game.
spicy herba mystica pokemon scarlet violet

UPDATE (New recipe): It appears that there is more than one recipe for this type of sandwich. This was discovered by Papa Jefe (check out his YouTube video). Here are some alternate recipes for the Water Type Shiny Boost Sandwich in the game:

  • 1 Cucumber + 1 Salty Herba Mystica + 1 Spicy Herba Mystica

There are other options available too, but they don’t really make sense as they require more ingredients. But the one above is a good alternative, so have that in mind also when looking at the ingredients you own.

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

Just like the other Sparkling Sandwiches in the game, this sandwich will boost the encounter rates for Shiny Water-Type Pokemon in the game.

And now that we have an alternative to the original recipe, things are even better if you’re looking to expand your collection and really go for the rare Shiny versions instead.


Now you know how to make your own Water-type Shiny Boost Sandwich in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

If you manage to find a different recipe that gives you the same results, don’t hesitate to share it down below in the comments.

As I just found out that there’s more than one recipe for this, I think we should all test and see what other options are available to optimize the ingredients used. If I find anything new, I will make sure to update this article once more.

Calin Ciabai

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