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I've heard that if you see stars come out of your ball after you catch a Pokemon it means you've caught a shiny Pokemon. Is this true? If so, can you not see if it's a shiny while your battling it? Isn't it sparkle when you see it

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If it looks like these, then yes.

Also, a [Shiny][4] Pokemon has a star in its summary, like this: ![][5]

Shiny Pokemon are much easier to identify by color. Check [here][6] for the Shiny Gallery.

(Note: Just the sparkles when catching the Pokemon has nothing to do with Shininess.)
[1]: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ6kiALvOeb1X0Y2cr9X5p3PMBBlXVrMZZeNYCNOpCe9JpYH96N
[2]: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRhZ48R69AK-Xc0uCiAGvssk7k0mcoA-4pysos28fTzFqdrZ-g7
[3]: http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/4/4c/Shiny_Sandile.png
[4]: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Shiny
[5]: http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/d/de/ShinyVStar.png
[6]: http://pokemondb.net/pokedex/shiny

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"Just the sparkles when catching the Pokemon has nothing to do with Shininess."
That's what he meant lol
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Um, no.
The stars coming out means that the Pokemon is caught. Shiny Pokemon sparkle when they enter battle, so you'll be able to tell.