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What does it mean if the Pokemon is shiny?

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What does it mean if the Pokemon is shiny?

asked Nov 21, 2013 by eric_jeffrey21

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Shiny Pokemon are Pokemon with different colorations. They are named "Shiny" because of the sparkle they give off in battle. They are no more powerful than ordinary Pokemon; their colours are just different.

They are prized for their rarity; they only have a 1/8192 chance of appearing (which is halved in X and Y however). This number can be lowered through the use of tricks and items like the Masuda method breeding trick and the Shiny Charm item, which, if in a trainer's possession, will increase their chance of finding a Shiny Pokemon.

answered Nov 21, 2013 by ƒιzz
Actually, the encounter rate was more than halved in X/Y. It was reduced to a 1/1000 chance.
No lol It's like a 1/42?? chance
If it's 1/42 then I'm seriously unlucky.
Don't you see the ?? xD
The number is 1/4096 - exactly half of 1/8192. Read this is you don't believe me.
That was what I was gonna say as my answer. This answer is correct!
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Nothing really, but if you find one, no matter how useless it is, you should DEFINITELY catch it, because there is a 1/8192 chance of finding one (even catch a shiny Sunkern, for crying out loud.) It really just changes how the Pokemon looks. For example:

Normal Rattata:

Shiny Rattata:

This does not affect the Pokemon's stats, though.
Hope I helped!

answered Nov 21, 2013 by UltraMetagross