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In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you can create sandwiches in the picnic feature to gain food power-ups for a set period of time. Here’s everything you need to know about the mechanics, including how long the special buff actually lasts.
How long do the sandwich food powers last in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet?
sandwiches latest for thirty minutes in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet after they are created in the game’s picnic feature. Eating a sandwich gives you a special buff called “food powers,” which can improve spawn rates, make eggs hatch faster, and increase your chances of encountering a Shiny Pokémon. However, the energy only lasts for half an hour and will disappear after the timer runs out. Of course, you can replenish your food’s powers by recreating the sandwich with the same ingredients. However, the half-hour timer starts automatically once you’ve eaten, so you’ll need to make sure you’re ready to use the buff before consuming the food.
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How to see the food powers in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet?
After you’ve created a sandwich in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s picnic feature, you might be wondering where the power-on timer is located. In Gen 9 RPGs, your character’s buffs are actually listed in a hidden menu. To see your food powersjust press Correct about him directional pad to open the active power menu. The dropdown window will appear on the right side of the screen and will show you which powers are currently active, their level, and how much time you have left before your sandwich runs out. Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to increase the food powers timer, as eating a second sandwich will only reset it to the thirty minute mark. If you’re hunting Shiny or looking for a specific Pokemon, make sure you’re always keeping an eye on the timer and have backup sandwich ingredients ready to go.
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