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I've seen a couple videos on the Internet about legendaries and Ultra Beasts being coded to be not a shiny unless if someone is using ROM hacks like for example, Solgaleo and Lunala not being a shiny in the games due to code unless hacked. Since Xurkitree is my favorite Ultra Beast, has Xurkitree been coded not to be a shiny with hacking in Pokémon Sun and Moon? I just wanted to ask this so I wouldn't have to waste 30,000 soft resets on trying to find shiny Xurkitree. Thanks!

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Yes, Xurkitree is shiny locked, which means you cannot get it's shiny form.

Source: http://www.serebii.net/games/shiny.shtml

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thanks A Geeky Jawa! This really helped me out but I couldn't help to find that it didn't say Tapu Koko hasn't been coded to not be a shiny. Is it the same thing with Xurkitree?
Tapu Koko is believed to be shiny, just not the other Tapus, UBs, and a select couple of legendaries.

See this section (Events & Un-obtainable Shiny Pokémon) under this source:
http://www.serebii.net/games/shiny.shtml.
Ingame, no legendaries or ultra beasts can be obtained shiny without hacking. Tapu Koko can't be shiny either, but he's not on the list on Serebii because there is an event giving out a shiny one.
Tapu Koko is there, it's on the list under the gallery, the list called 'Shiny Locks'
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Yes, along with the other legendaries, UBs and Tapus.

A full list of shiny-locked Pokémon can be found here.

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