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How exactly do you get shiny Pokemon in X?

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I know you need the pokeradar, but then what do you do? (I know how to use pokeradar, don't need to tell me that)

asked Jan 27, 2014 by Bob Mcfluffykins
retagged Jan 27, 2014 by MrKijani

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Do you want to know other methods?

Well, I'll name a few:

Consecutive Fishing
You can fish in the water, consecutively. Self-explanatory. xD
Here's a lovely link. :3

Masuda Method
The Masuda Method makes a triumphant return in X and Y, and with the already increased shiny chance in X and Y, the Masuda Method is really helpful in getting shinies. Simply get two compatible Pokemon from different-region games (NOT languages) and breed them. The chance of them producing a shiny is increased! :D

Friend Safari
There are also rumours that the Friend Safari has an increased shiny rate. So you can search there for Pokemon, that may not even be native to Kalos!

Although the least-effective of the bunch, it's helpful. Since 5 Pokemon appear in a horde, it's 5x the chance a shiny Pokemon will appear in a horde.

Hope I helped. :)
Source: Experience

answered Jan 27, 2014 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
selected Jan 27, 2014 by Bob Mcfluffykins
Don't forget breeding and just generally in the wild :D
I'm sure he knew that ;P
Never assume that the Questioner knows something Indi. Always include it anyway.
OH FOR--okay. :3
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What is a shiny Pokemon?

A shiny Pokemon is a Pokemon that is differently colored and has a sparkle effect upon entering battle. Here's a comparison with two Swoobat:

Notice how the shiny Swoobat has more of a yellow hue and a turquoise mane.

Are shiny Pokemon any different from regular Pokemon?

From Generation 3 onward, no. Shiny Pokemon are normally used for aesthetic purposes, or bragging that you were lucky enough to get a shiny Pokemon.
In Generation 2, when the mechanic was introduced, a Pokemon's IVs determined its shininess.

[In Generation 2] If a Pokémon's Speed, Defense, and Special IVs are all 10, and its Attack IV is 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 or 15, it will be Shiny. (Source)

How do I get a shiny Pokemon?

There are plenty of ways to get a shiny Pokemon. They are as follows:

  • Battle/Breed a Pokemon. In X & Y, there is a 1/4096 chance of getting a shiny Pokemon without doing any special methods.
  • Battle a horde of wild Pokemon. The chance of getting a shiny Pokemon in a horde battle is multiplied by 5 to about 1/819 (1/819.2).
  • Chain using the PokeRadar. Using the PokeRadar and getting a chain of 40 or more increases your chances up to 1/200. Here is in excellently written guide by Smogon.

    • Alternatively, you can also go consecutive fishing, and get a chain of 40+ to increase your chances up to 1/200. Here is a guide right here on the site.
  • Use the Masuda Method by breeding two Pokemon of different countries to increase the chance of getting a shiny Pokemon. The current chance is unknown.
  • Complete the national Pokedex and get a Shiny Charm, which increases the chances of finding shiny Pokemon. The current chance is unknown.

Here is some more explanation on shiny Pokemon.

answered Jan 27, 2014 by Scraf
edited Jan 27, 2014 by Scraf
o_o You do realise adding an answer after the BA has been given isn't really that helpful? Just a pointer. This earns my upvote though :P
I was typing it for a good 30 min, and the BA was already selected before I could even post.
Oh. That makes more sense lol
Yeah. I know unless it DRASTICALLY topples over the BA then you shouldn't add it. :P