I'm so freakin' stressed out at my copy of Pokemon Moon at the moment. I've been SOS chaining/synchronizing for a shiny jolly nature Beldum for about five days now. I've just caught my fifth shiny and so far NONE of them have been synchronized to have the nature I wanted.
I've been hunting with a Kecleon with its Protean hidden ability, skill swapped to an ally Beldum and then swapped again to my synchronize Kadabra using role play, giving him the ghost typing when using shadow ball, the original Beldum is also Harvest/leppa berried thanks to my Exeggutor so I don't have to worry about struggle, direct or recoil damage from take down. After five shinys with no jolly nature though I'm seriously starting to doubt whether this actually works, I've read that it does. That synchronize DOES in fact still work after skill swap/role play is used so long as the synchronizer is at the front of the party and on the field while hunting. I'm aware that it only has a 50% chance but after FIVE shinys, I'm growing incredibly skeptical.
Also just for those who might be thinking I'm just not doing this right, this is a step by step guide on what I'm doing to set this up;
- Find Beldum with Kadabra at front of party
- Switch to Kecleon and use skill swap
- Switch to Exeggutor, use skill swap and then bestow the leppa berry
- Use adrenaline orb and wait for an ally Beldum to appear
- Switch to Kecleon and use skill swap on the ally Beldum
- Switch to Kadabra and use role play on the ally Beldum to gain the Protean ability
- Knock out the ally Beldum with psychic
- Use shadow ball on the OG Beldum to become a ghost type, due to it becoming a normal type after step 2 it will not be affected
- Use shadow ball on every ally Beldum until the shiny appears
Am I just really, really, really unlucky? Or am I completely wasting my time? If someone can help me out here I'd greatly appreciate it. For now though I can't continue, I'm too frustrated with this stupid thing so I'm gonna do something else for the time being but if I can get clarification that it DEFINITELY works than I'll almost certainly go for attempt number six.