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There is the old as Johoto Masuda method
the Sinnoh Pokeradar method
the also old as Johto Random Encounter
Chain fishing
Friend safari encounters
and the new Hoard battles.

which one would be best for finding shiny Pokemon?

There aren't any "best" method.

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There isn't a comfirmed best way to do it, as some are better than others but only work on a select group of Pokemon, like chain fishing.

I would say that chaining with the Pokeradar is the most frustrating of them all to try and get a shiny on, as your chain could easily break. So whatever you do, don't use this one if your newish to Pokemon (like me! :P)

Chain Fishing is a really good way of getting a shiny. Just grab an Inkay with Suction Cups, a Super Rod, and bob's your uncle. However, this means you can only catch 'fish' Pokemon.

In my opinion, I would say that finding a shiny from a horde is best, as in X and Y, the chances of finding a random shiny was increased from 1/8192 to 1/4096 twice as good. In a horde, you battle 5 Pokemon at a time, which means you now have a 5/4096 chance of finding a random shiny, which simplifies to 1/819. So grab a Pokemon with sweet scent, because if you use the move outside of battle, you will always battle a horde if there are any!

That's only 4 time less likely than using a pokeradar and you haven't even began to chain yet!

I would say to use a combination of chain fishing and hordes.
Hope this helped!

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Generally pokeradar chaining is the best as it makes the chnaces go to 1/200. Chain fishing is pretty reliable too and easier to say the least, but you get move variety from fishing.

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These long pointless answers some people make just waste a lot of viewers time.

My suggestion is when looking for shinies in the wild make sure you have a synchronize ability Pokemon with the nature you want to find, faint that Pokemon and have spore/flase swipe parasect or smeargle as 2nd in line. That way when you encounter your desired shiny it will have a chance to be perfect natured and give you an edge in the battle scene.

Also I should mention the best version to catch competitive shinies is in ORAS. Caught my Adamant shiny Pinsir with near perfect stats like this. Also breeding is another way to ensure you obtain the competitive shiny you want. I bred for Shiny Absol this way.

Using sweet scent to attract hordes is another way of finding shinies quick... but the stats of the Pokemons you find in hordes are near pathetic.

If you dont care for stats, sweet scent horde battles are the way to go, if you want strongmons then the PokeRadar is your best bet along with synchromon and sporeswipemon.