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Does the Masuda Method work Faster than Poke Radar?

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Roughly, would it be quicker to get a shiny with the Masuda Method than Chaining with the Poke Radar?

I know some is down to luck but there is maths behind it.

asked Dec 1, 2013 by Dupline

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So the highest chance of getting a shiny from of chaining is 1/200, which will happen once you get to the 40th Pokemon in your chain. After that, the chances of getting a shiny are the same.

Masuda Method gets the chances of a shiny to 1/1365, so on the surface of things chaining is quicker.

However, shiny chaining requires a lot of concentration and effort, not just time. Masuda Method really only needs time, since all you need to do is cycle around to hatch eggs. It also takes a significant amount of time to get proficient at shiny chaining, since the chain can break pretty easily.

answered Dec 1, 2013 by fondant
selected Dec 1, 2013 by Dupline
Thanks, that was a great answer!
I'm trying my hand at chaining right now so with me luck!
Also I should say that with Masuda method, you have more control of determining natures, IVs etc. of your Pokemon, so that might interest you if you're into competitive battling.
Good luck!