A user needs a powered up Albino Radar and a PokéRadar in order to Melanistic Hunt a specific Pokémon. The various boosts that a user receives from both Albino and Shiny Hunting are also used to help boost Melanistic Hunting since a Melanistic Pokémon hatches as both Shiny and Albino.
- Note: Melanistic Pokemon are rare to hatch which means that Melanistic Hunting takes a lot of time and patience.
Long Chain Bonus
The Long Chain Bonus is a bonus which increases a user's chances of hatching a Melanistic Pokémon . Shininess is calculated first, and if the result is shiny then the Long Chain Bonus boosts Albino chances for that egg. This boost depends on a user's rank.
- Below Champion Rank: the boost is 1% per 100 eggs up to a maximum of 50% at 5,000 eggs.
- At Champion Rank: the boost is based on a user's EggDex and Pokédex completion progress after obtaining the Champion Rank. The Long Chain Bonus will gradually scale up in both power and cap, the closer users are to Arceus rank.
- Note: (0.375 x Egg% x Poke% + 1)% per 100 eggs / max 3750 x Egg% x Poke% + 5,000
- At Arceus Rank: the boost is 1.5% per 100 eggs up to a maximum of 150% at 10,000 eggs.
An Übercharm boosts the chance of hatching a Melanistic Pokémon by 6x and lasts for 28 days. In return, it costs 250 and disappears completely after the effect wears off.
- There is a user-made calculator at this link https://lumiet.github.io/pfq/melancalc/ to help users calculate the odds of receiving a special Pokémon.
- Users should remember that the odds that are calculated are not guaranteed; it comes down to luck.
- Before the 4th of February 2022, Übercharms boosted the chance to hatch Shiny and Albino Pokémon instead of Melanistic Pokémon.
- Before the 30th of March 2022, Übercharms gave a boost of 8 times instead of 6 times and was originally on the Shiny Hunting page instead of its own page.