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what I mean by this what is a method of finding shinies that has the highest rate of actually encountering it. the easiest way to find shinies that I know of is to do horde encounters with shiny charm but I haven't gotten it yet. I'm asking this question mainly because I'm curious and have gotten less into shiny hunting over the years and have been EXTREMELY lazy. even using friend safari I decided to hunt for a shiny but it's been taking 2-3 weeks now.

cheers in advance

I believe the prize goes to Chain Fishing.  You stand in the same spot, and have a Pokemon with Suction Cups or Sticky Hold lead your party.  You then cast your line, any Rod, over and over and over again.  As long as you don't move, and always reel in a Pokemon, your Shiny chance will increase each cast.  When you do find your Shiny, it resets (whether you catch it, run from it, defeat it, or, obviously, it defeats you).  I think the average is somewhere around 40 casts to a Shiny?  I haven't done it myself.

The Sticky Hold/Suction Cups part is important to guarantee a Pokemon will bite on every cast.

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The highest chance to find a shiny in Gen 6 is 1/512, to get this chance of finding a shiny Pokemon, you can either use the Friend Safari or the Masuda Method with the Shiny Charm. The Shiny Charm does not affect the shiny chance of the Friend Safari. As PhailRaptor said above, Chain Fishing might have the highest chance to find a shiny, but the chances of finding a shiny have not been figured out yet.

Hope this helps!


what is the shiny chance of finding a shiny in a horde with shiny charm? or doesn't it take affect?
Because there's 5 Pokemon in a hoarde, there's a 5 times larger chance to get a shiny, right? With the shiny charm, there is a 6/4096 chance to get a shiny. Divide that by 5 and you get 3/10240. Higher chance, but still not the highest.

There is a chance I did something wrong here.