Each Pokemon region has its own special food, and the Paldea region featured in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet is no different. In generation nine, players participate in the Paldean ritual of making sandwiches, which is sure to keep you satiated after a long day of hunting Pokémon. Here’s everything you need to know about sandwiches and their mysterious powers!
where to get snacks
Sandwiches can be obtained in two ways: by buying them or by making them yourself. Sandwiches can be purchased at the sandwich shop chain called Every Wich Way, which offers a wide variety of sandwiches for players to dine on.
As with most things you buy in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, sandwiches can be purchased with cash or LP. If you’re missing either, interact with Tera Raid hideouts for free LP!
How to make a sandwich
Making a snack in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is as easy as starting a picnic. After enrolling in your game’s respective academy, you gain access to a picnic table.
Here’s how to make a sandwich during a picnic:
- Press x to open the Menu.
- Select “Picnic” in the main menu on the right.
- Interact with the picnic table by pressing A.
- Select “make a sandwich“.
- Choose a sandwich recipe and confirm with A.
- Choose a sandwich selection and confirm with A
- Pick up your ingredients by holding down A to grab them. Any seasoning will be spread on the bread automatically.
- To place the ingredients on the sandwich bread, move them with the left stick Y release a to drop them. Don’t let your ingredients go before you’re ready to layer them!
- After placing all the ingredients, hold A to grab the bread, move it with the left stick and place it with A.
- press and hold A to take your sandwich selection, move it with the left stick and place it with A. The placement of your pick doesn’t matter, as long as it’s in the bread.
- Look at your creation and enjoy!
Please note that picnics can only be organized in nature! You can’t put a table in the middle of a city or near too many people, as it would be quite impolite. Steep slopes are also an unwelcome place to have picnics, as the game warns that all the food could fall off the table.
How to get sandwich recipes
Your journey as a sandwich artist is directly related to Path of Legends where the player has to fight and defeat different titans spread across Paldea. There are five Titans in total, each with different types.
Path of Legends not only helps you improve the travel abilities of your Legendary Pokémon, but it also helps you unlock sandwich recipes! Head to Every Wich Way and talk to the man to the right of the shop clerk every time you’ve defeated a Titan, and you might get some cool new recipes.
How to get the sandwich ingredients
Food shopping is great and all, but if you’re short on money, nothing beats a homemade sandwich. You will receive ingredients from time to time from traveling hikers, but there are also several shops where you can buy ingredients for sandwiches.
Players can go to a artisan bakery for standard ingredients or, if you’re willing to splurge on a few ingredients, for Delicious. Each of these establishments offers a different selection of toppings for all of your sandwich needs.
Here’s a list of all the sandwich ingredients you can buy at Artisanal Bakeries:
- Cream cheese
- Olive oil
- Whipped cream
Here’s a list of all the sandwich ingredients you can buy at Delicious:
- Potato salad
- Red onion
- smoked fillet
- chili sauce
- Green pepper
- Red pepper
- yellow pepper
What are food powers?
Sandwiches aren’t just for show, they also give you some pretty sweet perks! These are called Meal Powers and they can do anything from helping you find items to increasing your odds of finding Shiny Pokemon. Meal Powers are specific to certain types of Pokémon and items, making it much easier to locate specific types of Pokémon you need for your team.
Here is a list of all the food powers:
|food power||effects||Header Cell – Column 2|
|egg power||Decreases the time required for eggs to spawn and the walking distance required to hatch eggs.||Row 0 – Cell 2|
|capture power||Increases the chance of catching a Pokemon||Row 1 – Cell 2|
|Exp. Punctual Power||Increases experience points earned||Row 2 – Cell 2|
|item drop power||Increases item drop rates.||Row 3 – Cell 2|
|raid power||Increase raid rewards||Row 4 – Cell 2|
|Title Power||Increases the chance of finding Pokémon with titles||Row 5 – Cell 2|
|sparkling power||Increases the chance of finding shiny Pokémon||Row 6 – Cell 2|
|humungous power||Increases the chance of finding large Pokémon||Row 7 – Cell 2|
|teen power||Increases the chance of finding small Pokémon.||Row 8 – Cell 2|
|meeting power||Increases the chance of finding Pokémon with a specific type||Row 9 – Cell 2|
How To Increase Brilliant Odds With Sandwiches
After beating the game, players gain access to five-star Tera Raids. One advantage of five-star raids is that players can earn Herba Mystica, the same type of grass that Titans eat in Path of Legends.
Different types of Herba Mystica, when combined with a certain ingredient, can give players a higher chance of finding a Shiny Pokémon of a specific type.
Here’s a list of the specific Herba Mystica-powered Pokemon types:
|sandwich boost||Ingredient||herba mystica|
|Fire||Basil||Sweet x1, Salty x1|
|Grass||Lettuce||Salty x1, Sour x1|
|Electric||yellow pepper||Salty x1, Spicy x1|
|Ice||stick klawf||salty x2|
|Psychic||White onion||salty x2|
|Insect||Cherry tomato||salty x2|
|Ghost||Red onion||Sweet x1, Salty x1|
|Dark||smoked fillet||Sweet x1, Salty x1|
|Steel||Burger||Sweet x1, Salty x1|
Lettuce makes food!
From the curry in Pokémon Sword and Shield to the masalas in Pokémon Sun and Moon, each Pokémon game has its culinary specialty. The buffs players can get from making sandwiches are incredibly useful, and increasing your Shiny odds is a pretty sweet bonus. Experiment and see what kind of wacky sandwiches you can create!