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How can I get a shiny noctowl in platinum?

1 vote

i need 1

asked Jan 11 by saadkhakwani

3 Answers

2 votes

First, you have to know where to catch a Hoothoot/Noctowl. Hoothoot appears on Route 205 North, Route 210, Route 211 West, Eterna Forest, and in the Great Marsh at night. Noctowl appears in all of those places but Route 205 North.

Next, you can either try your luck (since shinies have a 1/8192 chance of appearing) or use the PokeRadar and chain Hoothoot/Noctowl to increase the chance of getting a shiny to 1/200!

You can also use the Masuda Method and breed two Pokemon from foreign countries to increase the chance of getting a shiny fivefold, up to about 1/1638.

And, you can always hack to get a shiny. But what's the fun in that?

Here is a guide to chaining (it is the same in D/P as in Plat).

answered Jan 11 by Scraϝ
Rock on, Scraf.
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You have a 1 in 8192 chance of finding a Shiny Pokémon in the wild in Pokémon Platinum.

The Poké Radar is the best way to get a Shiny Pokémon in Platinum as the chance of finding a Shiny Pokémon increases the longer your chain is. This chance maxes out at chain number 40, in which the chance of finding a Shiny Pokémon is 1 in 200, a substantial increase from the usual 1 in 8192.

For more information about the Poké Radar click here.

The Masuda Method is another alternative method to getting a Shiny Pokémon in Platinum as it multiplies the chances of getting a Shiny Pokémon by 5 but even this requires a lot of time and patience. The Masuda Method involves breeding a Pokémon from your game cartridge with a Ditto from a foreign game cartridge. The egg that you receive from the Day Care Man has a 5 in 8192 chance of being Shiny or about a 1 in 1638 chance of being Shiny.

For more information about the Masuda Method click here.

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shiny_pokemon

Hope I helped :)

answered Jan 11 by Sir Dan
edited Jan 11 by Sir Dan
The only faster way would be to get one by hacking.
or just a pokemon from a foriegn cartridge
Yeah but it's easier to just have a foreign Ditto since Ditto can breed with every Pokémon excluding Nidoqueen, Unown, any baby Pokémon and any legendary Pokémon that isn't Manaphy or Phione.
*cough*Nidorina*cough*
I forgot all about Nidorina :P
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The link below explains how to get pokeradar and what it is.
http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9_Radar
That's the onle way to get it for sure otherwise just walk around in grass for hours and hours and hours at night.

answered Jan 11 by SamuraiBoo
edited Feb 2 by SamuraiBoo