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From gen 1-6, every shiny-locked Pokemon.


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Shiny Locks only began in the Gen V games.

Shiny Locked

Gen V
Zekrom, Reshiram, Victini

Gen VI
Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mewtwo, Xerneas, Yveltal, Zygarde, Groudon, Kyogre, Rayquaza, Deoxys

Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Solgaleo, Lunala, Nihilego, Buzzwole, Pheromosa, Xurkitree, Celesteela, Kartana, Guzzlord, Necrozma

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
Zygarde, Tapu Koko, Tapu Lele, Tapu Bulu, Tapu Fini, Cosmog, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Zeraora

Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee
Starter Pikachu and Eevee

First encounters with Grookey, Scorbunny, Sobble, and Galarian Slowpoke (all of which can be bred to get shinies), Eternatus, Zacian, Zamazenta, Type: Null, Kubfu, Cosmog, Poiple, Calyrex, Glastrier, Spectrier, Keldeo, and the Galarian forms of Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres (their Kantonian forms are not locked).


However, before the Gen V Games there were still unobtainable Shiny Pokemon, as a result of being directly distributed from events. These are not technically "Shiny Locked" but I'll list them below;

Gen II


Gen IV
Spiky-eared Pichu, Arceus, Celebi

Gen V
Celebi, Arceus, Keldeo, Meloetta

Generation VI
Cosplay Pikachu, Celebi, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Diancie

Cap Pikachu (except Partner Cap), Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Hoopa, Volcanion, Cosmog, Cosmoem, Solgaleo, Lunala, Necrozma, Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora

Zacian, Zamazenta, Eternatus, Kubfu, Urshifu, Zarude, Calyrex, Glastrier, Spectrier, Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, Galarian Moltres.

This also factors in that some Pokemon can only be received in a particular game by trading from a previous game, in which they may have not been available as a Shiny.


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The legendary birds are not actually shiny locked in X and Y, but the rest are.
Isn't gyrados shiny locked in HGSS? Correct me if I'm wrong
Gyarados is not shiny locked as the term “shiny locked” means that a Pokémon can’t be encountered shiny, but there is a guaranteed Shiny encounter with Gyarados in G/S/C/HG/SS, as well as their being guaranteed shiny present Axew and Dratini in B2/W2. :P
Oh sorry I misunderstood:)
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Update for Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra
-Galarian legendary birds
-Glastrier and Spectrier