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Is Pokerus more common in Gen VI? If so, what is its frequency?

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It seems as if people are getting Pokerus substantially more frequently, as well as shinies.

asked Oct 17, 2013 by fondant
retagged Feb 3 by fondant
I got mine after 3 days into the game or so. I think it's more common, as I never got it in Black 2 and I got it a month into having my Pearl version game.
i have no idea but i already have a shiny floatzel and exeggcutor, and a sandile with pokerus so yea it does seem to be increased
Pokérus has a 3 in 65,536 chance of being generated on a Pokémon, either wild or bred. same in all verzionz..... itz probability iz = to 1/3 of the chance of encountering a shiny....so very rare.
Do you have any source for this? Are you certain the % haven't changed in Gen 6? Also please stop replacing the s with z. It's just annoying to read.
Please accompany your answer with a reliable source.
And replacing 's' with 'z' is annoying.

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The chances of Pokerus generating on a wild or bred Pokemon is 1 to 21,845 in ALL generations of Pokemon, according to Bulbapedia. However, with the release of the Global Trade Station in generation IV, the chances of a traded Pokemon being infected is slightly higher.

It is common courtesy to infect Pokémon to be traded on the Global Trade Station with Pokérus within some parts of the fandom. Also, a Pokémon's chances of being infected with the virus very slightly increase when a Pokémon has been traded from another game.

This, to answer your question, DOES make Pokerus slightly more common in Generation VI only because of trades. Wild Pokemon and your chances of contracting the virus do NOT change.

Hope this helps!
~Excadrill444~

answered Nov 30, 2013 by excadrill444
To be honest, Bulba doesn't have a lot of information on Gen VI yet, not least because it hasn't been hacked until very recently. It also doesn't say that Gen VI's chances of Pokerus are the same under its Gen VI entry, like it does under its Gen V entry.