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In sun and moon. I've noticed many people on chat seem to be getting shinies.


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This may be due to a new feature called Ally Chaining

The new method to Shiny Hunting is using the wild Pokémon’s ally call against them.

One new feature in Sun and Moon is how wild Pokémon can call for help from members of their species. This not only makes it more difficult to catch and defeat Pokémon it does give an increased chance to encounter Shiny Pokémon.

While there isn’t a concrete method found, a lot of trainers have figured out that ally chaining works and you’ll need an Adrenaline Orb, an item you can purchase early in-game. When you encounter a wild Pokémon use an Adrenaline Orb on your Pokémon and the wild Pokémon will call for help.

Here’s a flowchart of the steps needed to chain for a Shiny Pokémon.

Wild Pokemon -> adrenaline orb -> call for help -> KO one of the two mons, doesn't matter -> call for help -> KO mon -> call for help -> KO mon -> ETC...

The method not only increases the chance of Shiny Pokémon encounters but each new Pokémon that appears will have a chance to get a Hidden Ability and have better EVs.

It should be noted that the Pokémon called will more than likely be of the same species, but there are some species that will call a different species. One example is Cubone calling for Kangaskhan.

NOTE: The only way to break the chain is by running or ending the battle by being knocked out or knocking all the Pokémon out.

You also have to be aware of running out of PP when chaining but if done right, this chain can go as long as you need it to.


Hope I helped!

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This isn't exactly the answer I wanted (I wanted to know if there was a higher fraction of shinies to non shinies) but I'll give you an upvote for your new info, which was very interesting!
Oops, I guess I didn't answer your question properly. The answer to it is that the shiny rate itself has not been changed, just the methods of getting shinies themselves has increased
Alright, thank you!
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A Team Skull NPC in the game — I believe it's the first city of the second island, after beating the Water trial — says that the chances of finding a Shiny Pokémon are "about 1 in 4000." In XY/ORAS the Shiny chance was 1/4096, so what the grunt says indicates that the Shiny rate has not changed significantly, or at all, in Sun/Moon.

Source: I talked to that Skull homie, yo.

Would that be enough information tho? Like, by that they haven't even told you an exact rate, about 1 in 4000 could just mean 1 in 4096 too...
Well, yes, I think that IS what he means. The point of my answer is that the Shiny chance hasn't changed.
Ah never mind, I misread your answer xD