I first heard about Mealpowers in early 2023, and, like other trainers, I jumped on the bandwagon and prioritized finding sandwich ingredients, specifically the Sparkling Power sandwich 🥪.
I figured it could help me find more shinies.
Anyway, a year later, I’m still enjoying this feature. I’ve learned a thing or two about increasing its effectiveness.
Here’s what you need to know about mealpowers in Pokemon Violet.
How does mealpower work in Pokemon Violet?
Mealpowers are a new game mechanic in Scarlet and Violet that increases your chances of gaining experience points and finding Pokemon and eggs.
Additionally, they can help you complete raids faster. You get meal powers by creating and eating sandwiches.
Here’s a list of meal powers and their effects 👇:
Increased likelihood of catching a specific Pokemon. Good for catching Legendaries.
Increased likelihood of meeting specific Pokemon. Useful for Shiny hunting and TM farming.
Increases the EXP you get after battling or catching Pokemon.
Increased likelihood of finding eggs in a Picnic.
Item Drop Power
Increases the number of TM materials you get after beating wild Pokemon.
Increased likelihood of catching Pokemon with Titles.
Increased likelihood of finding big Pokemon.
Increase the rewards you get from Tera Raid Battles.
Increased likelihood of finding tiny Pokemon.
Increased likelihood of finding Shiny Pokemon in the wild.
How to get level 2 meal powers in Pokemon Violet
Level 2 mealpowers are obtained by making and eating sandwiches 👇. Every sandwich has its ingredients that grant your Pokemon level 2 meal powers. Here are some examples:
Ultra curry and rice sandwich
This sandwich requires tomato, mayonnaise, jalapeno, rice, and curry powder. This sandwich grants the following meal powers:
- Encounter Power (Normal)
- Humungo Power (Grass)
Great peanut butter sandwich
Use banana, peanut butter, and butter to make this sandwich. The great peanut butter sandwich grants level 2 Egg power.
Master egg sandwich
Use salty Herba Mystica, salt, mayonnaise, red onion cheese, egg, and cucumber for this sandwich. The master egg sandwich grants the following meal powers:
- Title Power (Flying)
- Experience Point Power (Normal)
- Encounter Power (Rock)
How do you check meal power duration in Pokémon Violet?
Checking your meal power duration and status is a breeze in Pokémon Violet. Press the right arrow key on your controller to access the notification menu.
Your active meal powers are at the bottom. There’s also a bar indicating the duration.
It’s worth noting that mealpowers last 30 minutes after your last meal. You can reset this time by eating another sandwich 🧐.
How do you increase the effectiveness of mealpowers in Pokémon?
The best way to increase the effectiveness of your meal powers is to use high-quality ingredients when making sandwiches. Higher quality ingredients produce better meal power effects.
For instance, a level 2 Ghost-type experience booster will cause your Pokemon to level up faster than if you gave it a level one.
Can you stack mealpowers?
No. You can only use one mealpower at a time. As mentioned, meal powers increase your chances of catching shiny and legendary Pokemon, finding eggs, and increasing experience points. They last 30 minutes. You can reset this by eating another sandwich.
Which mealpower makes it easier to find shinies?
The Sparkling mealpower makes it easier to find Shinies. Sparkling Mealpowers relies on a sandwich made of two Herba Mystica and another ingredient.
As mentioned, you can get Herba Mystica from 5 and 6-start tera raids.
For instance, use Ham and two salty Herba Mystica to get a Shiny Ground-type Pokemon.
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