Just like X and Y and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Pokemon Sun and Moon has plenty of ways in which you can hunt for those precious shinys and theres now a new method alongside the usual suspects like the Masuda Method, Horde Hunting and Chain Fishing. SOS hunting takes advantange of the newly introduced mechanic where wild Pokemon are now able to call another wild Pokemon for help and while it may look tricky at first, its a pretty easy method to learn.
Firstly, you need an item called an Adrenaline Orb if you want to make sure the target Pokemon will always attempt to call another Pokemon. At some point in the story while in the second island, you will be able to buy these orbs from the Pokemon Center for a resonable amount and while they can be given to a Pokemon to hold, they can be used during a battle to ensure that every turn, the target Pokemon will always try to call for help.
When attempting the method, its important to note that a wild Pokemon will succeed in calling another Pokemon if its hp is low, so having a Pokemon with False Swipe or the event Munchlax with Hold Back is also ideal if you want to ensure a Pokemon will always appear and its also wise to make sure these three points are addressed before trying this method:
- Ensure your Pokemon are able to easily clear out the Pokemon that are summoned by the Pokemon calling for help,
- Remember to bring healing and pp restoring items with you as this method can take a while (In the end, its all down to luck,)
- After 25-35 turns, switch battle targets to the Pokemon you used False Swipe on and continue as normal so the Pokemon doesnt faint itself via Struggle.
If you follow these instructions and ensure you switch targets every now and again, a shiny is bound to pop up and you can proceed to celebrate it on social media. Any questions about this shiny hunting method or just have a comment about it? Make sure to let us know!