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How come when I bred my red Gyarados it didn't make a shiny Magikarp?

1 vote

I tried it and all I got was standered magikarp.

asked Jan 11, 2011 by metalord
edited Jan 14, 2012 by Pokemaster
The reason is that if Shininess passed down through breeding, we would all have every shiny Pokémon. Think about it: If I caught a shiny Beldum, then bred it 100 times and get 100 shiny Beldums, and gave them to other people who did the same, then everyone would have a shiny Metagross, and getting a shiny would no longer be difficult.

3 Answers

5 votes

Because breeding shiny pokemon does not make a shiny baby.

Matsuda Method:
Breed your Pokémon with Pokémon from another-language game. Increased chance to 4/8192

Normal:
As always, 1/8192

answered Jan 11, 2011 by DarthDestiny
edited Jan 14, 2012 by Pokemaster
or you can say 1/2048
2 votes

Yeah, breeding a Shiny pokemon does not make it a guarantee. The egg has the same chance of being shiny as it does with any other pokemon (about around 1/8000 chance) or something like that number.

answered Jan 11, 2011 by Sam Sam Sam Sam
0 votes

Because When you breed a pokemon its just as likely to be a shiny as if you found a shiny in the wild (please edit thsat I don't know how to say that right) Unless its a japanese pokemon then its more likely

answered Jan 11, 2011 by Ike,Lloyd Irving