Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Sandwich Recipes

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Sandwich Recipes
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Posted 

30th Nov 2022 11:52

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sandwich recipes allow you to gain all sorts of useful buffs. Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have a fun side mechanic where you can set up a picnic and make sandwiches for yourself and your Pokemon. Sandwich recipes involve using a few of the many different ingredients you can gather to make something specific, to gain specific bonuses. Here is what you need to know to get the most out of your Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sandwich recipes.

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Sandwich Recipes: How To Get

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There are two ways you can go about creating a sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, either using a recipe or in creative mode. Why it is so useful to have recipes is that each one grants a different effect, and it can be hard to discern those effects without the recipes. You can go into creative mode and make a sandwich identical to one of the set recipes, and doing so will get you the same effect, even if you don't have the recipe.

The benefit of the recipes is in seeing what they do. In your recipe list, every sandwich will show its Meal Power on the right, allowing you to pick and choose exactly which effects you want. Also, using recipes guarantees you won't waste any ingredients. You can learn more about the effects of sandwiches in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet picnics explained.

At the start of the game, you will only have five recipes to choose from. Using creative mode, you can make just about any sandwich you want from the get-go, provided you have the ingredients. To get more recipes and simplify the process, you need to go to two places.

First is Every Which Way, this is a sandwich shop that appears in many of the towns in the game. For some reason, it isn't marked on the map, but these shops appear in many places. For example, the one in Lavencia is just southeast of the Pokemon Centre on the northern side of the town.

Go into any of these shops and speak to the man near the counter with the yellow speech bubble. He provides you with new recipes. Unlocking more recipes is tied to story progression, not visiting different shops. To get the vast majority of the recipes in the game, speak to this man as you progress through the Pokemon Scarlet and Violet story paths.

Your other port of call is home, and your mother. Visiting home works much in the same way as visiting the sandwich shop man, although the precise measure of progress is unknown. Likewise, visiting your mother often as your progress will add more sandwich recipes to your list.

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Sandwich Recipes: Ingredients

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Gathering ingredients is crucial to making sandwiches, which hardly needs mentioning. As you play through the game, interacting with people and winning battles, you will gather a fair few ingredients passively. A great source of ingredients is to seek out trainers standing beside picnic tables. Defeat them and they will reward you with a bundle of sandwich ingredients.

For the most part, stocking up on ingredients means going shopping. There are many shops around Paldea, but for ingredients, we are only concerned with three of them. Deli Cioso and Artisan Bakery can be found all around the region, in every major town and city. The only store that is specific to one location is the Aquiesta Supermarket in Lavencia. Much like the recipes, there are some ingredients that will become available to you later in the game, so return often to check for new things.

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Sandwich Recipes: Herba Mystica

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The Herba Mystica are rare and powerful herbs that you will learn about through the Path of Legends. Later in the game, you will be able to gather these powerful ingredients to use in your sandwiches. They are extremely rare, they can only be gotten from Tera Raid Battles of five-star difficulty or higher. Even then, the chances of a Herba Mystica being in your rewards is about 2-3%.

As you can imagine based on their rarity, Herba Mystica have very potent effects. Including Herba Mystica in your sandwiches can grant level three versions of Meal Powers, and more importantly, can grant Sparkling Power which increases the chances of shiny Pokemon appearing.

There are multiple ways you can use Herba Mystica in your sandwiches, but arguably the most effective and important buff they provide is a combination of Encounter Power 3 and Sparkling Power 3. Using the right ingredients, you can get these effects for each Pokemon type. Here are the specific ingredients you need to do so:

Type

Regular Ingredient

Herba Mystica 1

Herba Mystica 2

Fire

Basil

Salty

Sweet

Water

Cucumber

Salty

Salty

Grass

Lettuce

Salty

Sour

Electric

Yellow Bell Pepper

Salty

Spicy

Ice

Klawf Stick

Salty

Salty

Flying

Prosciutto

Salty

Salty

Normal

Chorizo

Salty

Salty

Psychic

Onion

Salty

Salty

Dark

Smoked Fillet

Salty

Sweet

Ghost

Red Onion

Salty

Salty

Ground

Ham

Salty

Salty

Poison

Noodles

Salty

Salty

Steel

Hamburger

Salty

Sweet

Rock

Jalapeno

Salty

Salty

Bug

Cherry Tomatoes

Salty

Salty

Fairy

Tomato

Salty

Salty

Fighting

Pickles

Salty

Salty

Dragon

Avocado

Salty

Salty

Create a sandwich with any of those combinations to grant yourself a bonus to finding Pokemon of that type, and finding shiny Pokemon of that type. This is an amazing tool for shiny hunting, but also can be used simply to find more of a particular type of Pokemon. Use one of these in an area where you know a particular Pokemon of a particular type should appear, even if it is very rare, and you should see that Pokemon everywhere.

That is it for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet sandwich recipes. For more on the game, check out our Pokemon Scarlet and Violet auto-battle explainer.

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