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In Pokemon X and Y, is there a possible way to boost the chances of getting a shiny via. Breeding?

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The title pretty much says it all. I am trying to breed Pokemon to get their shiny form. I was wondering if you could increase the chances of getting one.

asked Dec 22, 2013 by Hypersonic116

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If you breed two Pokemon from different countries, then the odds of hatching a shiny are changed from 1/8192 to 1/1365, so it multiplies the chance by 6. This is known as the Masuda Method.

The method is named after Game Freak director Junichi Masuda, who
programmed it into Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. He documented the method
in his blog, where he mentioned a way that "rare colored Pokémon's Egg
can be found little easier." The mechanics behind the method were
discovered by Smogon.


answered Dec 22, 2013 by Ion
selected Dec 22, 2013 by Hypersonic116
Thanks! This helped a lot.