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

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I tried it and all I got was standered magikarp.

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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.

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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

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or you can say 1/2048
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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.

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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

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