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I've beaten my Y version, and i'm looking for more things to do. I've already found the Looker Tickets, and I gave up on Moltres because it was boring. I'm thinking of chaining for shinies, but I don't know how. Help?

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First you need the Pokeradar.
How to Get the Poké Radar

You can get the Poké Radar after defeating the Elite Four and the Champion. Go to Lumiose City and go to 2F of Professor Sycamore's lab. Talk to the scientist on the right and he will give you the Poké Radar.
How to Use the Poké Radar

To use the Poké Radar, you first have to charge it up by walking 50 steps. Then you have to be standing in grass or flowers where wild pokémon can appear. When you use the radar, some patches of grass around you will shake. Those shaking patches have wild pokémon. Step into the shaking patch to encounter a wild pokémon.
What is Chaining?

After you use the Poké Radar and defeat or capture a pokémon that you found in a shaking patch of grass or a bubbling spot on the water, the background music will be different, and grass around you will shake again. If you find the same type of pokémon in the next spot, the grass will shake again after you defeat or capture it. When you keep finding the same pokémon each time, it's called chaining. During a chain, the background music will continue to be different from the usual background music.

The longer you chain, the more likely you are to encounter a shiny pokémon. The shiny probability reaches maximum after you have chained 40 times. If a shiny is in a patch of grass, the shiny patch will sparkle and make a different sound. In addition, the background music will be different if a shiny patch is available.
Don't Break the Chain

The following things will break the chain:

Using your rollerskates or bicycle
Encountering a different type of pokémon from the one that you started the chain with
Encountering a wild pokémon that was not in a shaking patch of grass
Leaving the area
Saving and restarting from where you left off

Encountering a legendary bird does NOT break the chain.
Chaining Tips

It's easiest to chain in a large patch of grass or flowers. You might want to practice in the big flower patch of Pokémon Village. There are also a bunch of purple flowers in Route 5.

Buy a lot of Super Repels and use them while you are chaining. (Super Repels are more cost-effective than Max Repels.) This helps you avoid non-radar pokémon that would break your chain.

When you walk into a patch of grass, pay attention to how quickly/forcefully it was shaking. As you continue the chain, make sure that you always step into a patch of grass that is shaking the same way as the first one. The same type of shaking means that you are likely to encounter the same type of pokémon that you have been chaining with.

Ignore the patches of grass that shake very slowly and gently. These do not have any pokémon in them.

If there aren't any good patches of grass, you can use the Poké Radar again without breaking the chain. Just walk around for fifty steps without encountering a wild pokémon, then use the Poké Radar while standing in the grass to make different shaking patches of grass appear.

After you have chained 40 times, you have maximized your probability of encountering a shiny, so instead of walking into the shaking patches of grass after you have chained 40 times, you should just use the Poké Radar over and over until a shiny patch appears. As mentioned above, a patch of grass with a shiny in it will glow, and the background music will be different from the usual Poké Radar music.


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Thanks! Also thanks for making it easy. :D
No problem! I edited now though.But you can still see the link at the bottom.
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>To get the Pokéradar, you must beat the Elite 4. It can then be obtained on Floor 2 of Professor Sycamore's lab, when you talk to the man messing with the machine with floating Pokéballs. He will also tell you what the day's "target" Pokémon is.In order to use the Pokéradar, you must be on foot, not on skates or a bicycle. To do this, make sure you are not on the bicycle then simply press any direction on the D-Pad. Using the Circle Pad automatically makes you move with the skates, while the D-Pad automatically makes you walk, unless you are on the bicycle.Very basic rules no matter what you do not break.1) DO NOT EVER enter a patch of grass that is barely shaking. It is a decoy patch and doesn't contain a Pokémon.2) Once your chain is started, DO NOT step in the patch of grass directly above you unless you clearly see a sparkle come from it. It is hidden by your head and difficult to see whether or not it was shaking.3) Once your chain is started, DO NOT equip your skates or bicycle. This breaks your chain.4) Once your chain is started, DO NOT walk so far that all the shaking patches go offscreen. This breaks your chain.5) Once your chain is started, always try to step in a patch of grass that shakes in the same way as the one you previously stepped in. If you step in a patch that shakes in a different way and it does not break your chain, start stepping in patches that shake in that new way, not the previous way.6) Once your chain is started, DO NOT run away from a battle. This breaks your chain. Capture or faint the Pokémon.Other than these, you SHOULD NOT go into any patches of grass that are at the edge or corner of where the grass ends (the grass turns into a path/wall/cliff/etc.), as this greatly lowers your odd's of continuing your chain.You should also not walk into any patch of grass that has another shaking patch of grass adjacent to it. This also lowers your chances of continuing your chain.What you want to do is ideally find a 9x9 area of grass that you can stand in the middle of.X 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 X4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 44 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 44 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 4X 3 2 1 0 1 2 3 X4 3 2 1 1 1 2 3 44 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 44 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4X 4 4 4 X 4 4 4 XIn this chart, 0 is where the player stands. You never want to step into a shaking "X" patch of grass because it is highly likely to break your chain. You want to avoid stepping in any patch of grass that is NOT a "4" patch of grass because the lower the number, the higher the chance of breaking your chain. If you dont get any "4" patches of grass, you should walk a short distance repeatedly until your radar is recharged, step back in the middle of the 9x9 patch of grass and use your radar again. This will give you new shaking patches without resetting your chain. Ideally, you never want to step into a patch of grass that is not a "4" patch. If you dont have one just reset. Once you have started a chain, you do not need to continue using the Pokéradar to continue the chain, grass will shake after you faint or capture the Pokémon that appears, but it is suggested that you use the Pokéradar again if you don't get any good shaking patches.You can increase your chances of finding certain Pokémon by having Pokémon with certain abilities at the front of your party. Static increases the chance of finding an Electric type Pokémon. Magnet Pull increases the chance of finding a Steel type Pokémon.Once you reach a chain of 40, your chances of finding a shiny patch stops increasing, so to keep from breaking the chain it is best at that point to stop stepping in any shaking patches. Just keep resetting the shaking patches until you see a shiny patch.The rest of it is basically up to luck and patience. It will likely take you several days to reach a chain of 40. If you arent patient, you wont be able to do it. And no matter how cautious you are, your chain will eventually break.If anyone has additional information, please post it and I will add it. Hope this helps people out


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