Meal Powers in Scarlet and Violet help trainers catch powerful Pokemon easily. However, how to get and use them? This guide details everything about Meal Powers in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, including what they are, how to get them, how to check active them, and more.
What is a Meal Power?
Meal Powers are part of a new system introduced in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet that allow trainers to increase their chances of finding specific Pokémon or Pokémon types, gain extra EXP whilst traversing the Paldea region, add an increased chance of a certain Pokémon Egg being created during breeding and more.
How to Get Meal Powers in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet?
There are a few different ways that you can use to obtain these Meal Powers.
First, you can go to any of the restaurants in the game and look at the menu. Each food item will have different Powers, usually up to three. Before you purchase a food item, it will tell you each power it has, so you can buy the item that best suits your needs.
Another way to obtain these is by creating sandwiches at a picnic spot. You can collect ingredients from people whilst out in the wild, or stores in cities also sell individual ingredients. Each ingredient has a different power and can create a sandwich with three different powers if used correctly in a recipe. To set up a picnic, find a suitable place in the wild, open the menu, and scroll to the picnic option. Approach the picnic table once the picnic has been set up and choose ‘Make a Sandwich’ from the available options. To learn more recipes, speak to the NPC in front of Every Wich Way restaurants in different cities. These free recipes will help you make a wider variety of sandwiches.
How to Check Active Meal Powers in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?
Here we will see how to check active meal powers in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:
You can check the status of your current meal powers by hitting the right key on your D-Pad in Pokemon SV. This would bring up the Notice Menu to the right of your screen. You can find the elapsing time of your active meal powers from that section. With the timer bar, you can track your Meal powers and make its full use.
You can also track your crafting recipes from this menu in the TM Machine tracking section. All the Meal Powers last for 30 minutes in Pokemon Scarlet Violet. Once you eat a dish, the timer starts running as you explore the Paldea region. If you wish to stop the timer, you can Pause the game or head to the Home Screen. But that would pause your active Meal Powers timer until you start the game again.
You can eat another dish to reset your meal powers. If you are consuming a different food item, it might offer different buffs.
What Do Meal Powers Effects Do?
Meal Powers are boosts granted by sandwiches either made at a picnic or bought from Vendors. There is a grand total of 10 different powers that can be temporarily granted by eating food.
Below is a list of all the 10 Meal Powers and their effects:
• Egg Power: Increases your chances of finding eggs when checking your picnic basket during a picnic
• Catching Power: Increases your chances of catching specific types of Pokemon. Huge help for legendaries
• Exp. Point Power: More experience points are earned for this type of Pokemon
• Item Drop Power: When defeating wild Pokemon, more materials are dropped each fight
• Raid Power: More rewards for completing Tera Raids against Pokemon of this type
• Title Power: More likely to find Pokemon with titles when catching Pokemon in the wild
• Sparkling Power: More likely to encounter shiny Pokemon
• Humungo Power: More likely to encounter large-size Pokemon
• Teensy Power: More likely to encounter small-size Pokemon
• Encounter Power: More likely to encounter Pokemon of this type
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