Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: How to Get Sour Herba Mystica?

Sour Herba Mystica is a cooking ingredient in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet that players can obtain by completing Tera Raids.

Similar to the Salty Herba Mystica, Sour Herba Mystica increases the effects of a sandwich. Specifically, it increases the chances of encountering shiny Pokemon.

However, getting it isn’t an easy process since there’s no guaranteed way to obtain this item and it depends solely on luck.

In this guide, I will explain how to get Sour Herba Mystica in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet and showcase how to use it.

How to Get Sour Herba Mystica in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?

Just like all Herba Mystica in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Sour Herba Mystica has a chance of dropping after completing a 5 or 6-star raid.

6-star raid crystal in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

As for how to unlock these raids, things are fairly straightforward. To unlock 5-star Tera Raids, players will need to complete the main story.

For 6-star raids, a longer process is required that involves beating multiple 5-star raids. For a detailed list of the process, consider checking out our in-depth guide on how to unlock 6-star raids.

Tips to Increase the Chances of Getting a Sour Herba Mystica in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Gengar 6-star Tera raid in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

While you can get Sour Herba Mystica from all 5 and 6-star raids, some raids have higher chances compared to others.

First of all, if you can defeat 6-star raids, go for those. They have a higher chance of dropping any Herba Mystica compared to 5-star raids.

In addition, certain raids have a higher chance of dropping Herba Mystica overall, regardless of star level. Here are the best raids for getting Sour Herba Mystica.

  • Gengar
  • Blissey
  • Glalie
  • Drifblim
  • Amoongus
  • Eelektross
  • Dondozo
  • Palafin
  • Ceritan
  • Vaporeon
  • Farigiraf

How and Where to Use Sour Herba Mystica in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Use Herba Mystica to cook sandwiches via the picnic feature in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Herba Mystica are used to cook sandwiches via the picnic feature. Specifically, they focus on creating sandwiches that increase the chances of encountering shiny Pokemon.

There’s a wide variety of recipes available that vary based on the type of Pokemon you’re interested in hunting.

We’ll keep updating our list of guides to include each Pokemon type shortly!

Conclusion

To sum up, that’s everything you need to know on how to get Sour Herba Mystica in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

All it takes is completing 5 and 6-star raids consistently while focusing on specific ones. Then, use your newly-acquired Herba Mystica to cook sandwiches that boost your chances of encountering shiny Pokemon.

If you’re not sure which Pokemon’s shiny variant to go for, consider checking out our guide on the 10 strongest Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet. Maybe you’ll find some ideas there!

What do you think about Herba Mystica in the game? Have you gotten lucky with your raid drops, or are you struggling to get any? Let us know in the comments below.

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