PokéBase - Pokémon Q&A
0 votes

I really want a shiny Pokemon, particularly pichu or absol. Not Gyrados. They are so cool...


2 Answers

2 votes
Best answer

Getting shiny Pokemon are easy!

You say you want a Pichu? Well, I'll tell you, the Masuda Method is the thing you want!

The Masuda Method is simple - when you breed two Pokemon from different countries, the chance of getting a shiny Pokemon increases five times! About a 1/1638 (as opposed to the normal 1/8192) :D

A good way to do this is to look for a Ditto on the GTS from another country - when you find one, breed your Ditto with any Pokemon (that isn't on this list) and there is an increased chance of finding a shiny! It's still a 1/1,000 chance of getting one, but at least it's better than 1/8000. xD

Hope I helped. :)
Source: Experience and Bulbapedia Masuda Method page

selected by
I forgot the masuda method.
I liked your answer, but the computer won't let me up vote you. Just pretend I did.
0 votes

Either Poke radar or a 1/8192 chance

Good luck!
Hope this helps!