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i really need to get a shiny from the wild to call my own an d not rely on friends. not a legendary, that would seem hacked, just an 'average joe' pat rat or something. I need to prove people I ca catch a shiny like anyone else.enter image description here

is it just me or does shiny simsear look alot like normal simsear?
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shiny -----------non shiny

just a little bit fainter.

Some shinies just look similar to their original form. E.g. Shiny Gengar is just slightly greyer than its normal form, but all shinies will be obvious because they sparkle upon entering into battle.
In all reality shiny is a little bit darker colored around its "Skin" Than normal simisear

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Well, there are the fixed shinies (Red Gyarados in SS/HG, Gible/Drantini and Haxorus on BW2) but I doubt you are interested in those.
So I would suggest using the Masuda method. Breeding two Pokemons from different countries, the chance of getting a shiny increases to 1/1366 from 1/8192. The chances are still pretty dim though.
Another way to get shinies easier is to get the Shiny Charm in BW2. It increases the chance of getting a Shiny in the wild to 1/2730 and slightly improves the Masuda Method, to 1/1024. However, you get the Shiny Charm by completing the National Dex, so it is quite difficult.

But despite all this, the one thing you need is patience. The very best chance of getting one will be 1/1024, a very small chance. Time is key, play a lot, and sooner or later you will find your Shiny!
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Note: I have played Pokemon for 13 years and probably have close to 3000 hours ingame, and I have only gotten 4 Shinies, so my method isn't perfect...
i like gible
It is a viable option, but practically anyone can get it. It isn't a feat to catch one, and it isn't a proff that you can catch a shiny, since it is so common.
Oh thats annoying
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The only way to increase your chances in B/W2 may be a little hard. Basically its called the Masuda Method. Its a breeding method.
>The key to using the Masuda method is not to breed any two Pokémon, but to breed two Pokémon created in games of different countries. An Egg resulting from such a pairing will have a higher likelihood of being Shiny. The most common way to arrange such a pairing is to use one foreign Pokémon and one from the game in which the breeding occurs, although the method will work in any game provided at least one of the Pokémon in the pair is from a country different to the country of the game cartridge.
If both Pokémon are foreign to the cartridge but are both from the same country, then the Masuda method will not take effect. Foreign language Pokémon obtained via in-game trades, such as the Meister's Foppa and Lt. Surge's Volty, are treated as being from the same country as the game they were generated in, so they cannot be bred with another Pokémon from the same country for the Masuda method. In Generation IV, if the Masuda method is in effect, so both parents come from different countries, the Everstone will fail to increase the chance of passing on a nature.
A Pokémon traded internationally while still in its Egg will retain the internal marking which recognizes it as a foreign Pokémon even though it appears to be native to the cartridge it was hatched in.

Instead of your usual chance it becomes 1/1639.
But thats still incredibly rare and of course you need the foreign Pokemon.

Bulbapedia was my source