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Why do they have Shiny Pokemon as its such a low chance of finding one?

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Fair enough it may make the game 'Slightly' more interesting.. But why do they actually have them, I mean its not Major or Minor, i'm just wondering please help me out.

asked Sep 29, 2012 by Chewy
Another interesting question, again questioning Game Freak of their habits of adding in a way uneeded additions to the game.

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The main reason for Shiny Pokemon is mainly to make the game more appealing, and in a way, more interesting. This encourages you to continue playing the game, and to do so they have a low chance of appearing (however, if you are not happy with the 1/8192 chance, use Masuda Method to make it 4/8192). It could also be looked at as an acomplishment - since Shiny Pokemon are so rare, you would certainly feel good about yourself finding one (not to mention bragging rights!). It also keeps the game unique, giving it a vital selling point.


There isn't any correct reason for why Shiny Pokemon are included in the game, though it can be looked at as a way to make the game last longer in terms of '100% completing the game'.

answered Sep 30, 2012 by ƒιzz
selected Nov 29, 2012 by &Shining Yin
1 vote

Just to say you have a different color Pokemon than someobody else. Theres no real reason.

answered Sep 29, 2012 by Aura Warrior
well, they go though so much effort to get shiny pokemon, when the only people that mainly get them are hackers. at least they should make it slightly easier? don't you agree?
in black and white 2 they do. But if shiny pokemon were easy to find they would be just like the normal pokemon
I say they should make it 1/367
It makes the game fun!
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It makes the game more interesting as you said but it is also a unique selling point for the game which makes it more commercially appealing

answered Sep 29, 2012 by Sciz
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It is a bit of what the Kyron and Scizornician said. But it is also a novelty when you get one. If you get one, then it is so hard to get one that it is suuuuper special! So it is both for novelty, another color if you do not like the normal color, and for selling appeal!

answered Sep 29, 2012 by DracoArceus
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I think, by having such a low chance of appearing, the value of shiny Pokemon go up. That might explain Nintendo's reason of making such a thing, it's good for marketing and encouraging people to buy new games and participate in wi-fi mystery gift thingys.

See what I'm sayin?

answered Sep 30, 2012 by Giga