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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

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