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Are all event Pokemon giveaways programmed not to be shiny?

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Besides the one for the legendary dogs.

asked Mar 14, 2012 by Mewderator

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It is impossible to get a Shiny Mystery Gift Pokémon, UNLESS it is meant to be Shiny like the Pikachu-colored Pichu. This is because in the game's coding, there is a Shiny check function which prevents Mystery Gift from being Shiny by regenerating a new PID until the Pokémon isn't Shiny.

Source: Bulbapedia

answered Mar 14, 2012 by 5th of November