Ok so this is something that is kinda bugging me...
So I finished my dex and because I didn't have all the gender variants I used a the qr scanner to get them in my dex... but I realised that it added every variant, even shiny, to my dex.
For example I didn't have female regular rattata so I scanned female rattata, but instead of just getting female rattata I also got shiny forms of both genders of rattata and alolan rattata shiny... what?
At first I didn't take much notice, but then realised... why would shinies and gender variants have different qr codes if they add all forms of that Pokemon?
And then I scanned the special QR codes on global link and I didn't get the shiny forms or anything...
Global Link QR codes
Other QR codes, where I got rattata and some other Pokemon
I am very confused about this, I'm sure that the other site used pkhex to get the Pokemon to get the codes in the first place, but I don't see why that would make any difference as the QR codes are exactly the same, so why randomly give me shiny forms?
Also I took a photo of a rowlet's QR from my own dex and scanned it, and didn't get shiny rowlet in my dex.
Basically anyone else have this happen to them and have any clue as to why?