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So I've wanted to shiny hunt Pokémon in Shield and has looked up what methods are the best but have gotten very mixed results, so now I'm asking here because I usually get good answers?

So, what is the most EFFECTIVE way to shiny hunt, by effective I dont mean best odds but best Shiny per Hour or whatever

Thanks in advance
- Smoothie

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Best odds is "best shiny per hour or whatever"?
No, best odds and best shiny per hour arent the same thing, if something has a 1/10 chance of being shiny but it takes 10 hours every time you try thats not gonna be as good as if you have a 1/100 chance of being shiny but you can repeat it every minute
I don't think their is anything like that in SwSh.
Lets for example take the Masuda method, depending on what egg you have it can take a while to hatch every Pokémon, that compared to just encountering wild ones is slower
@Smoothie04 whe you are shiny hunting you have a target. That is why it is called hunting. To get your target ASAP MM is faster than RE's.

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Masuda Method

You have a 1/512 chance with each egg to hatch a shiny when you use the Masuda Method

With the Murder Method, you start out at normal odds but once you get a chain going you'll eventually reach 1/512 odds as well. But I'd personally stick with the Masuda Method as your odds are the same every time

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But is it the most effective method? Because depending on what Pokémon your breeding hatching an egg can take a while
Same thing goes with the murder method
Boaty McBoatface aren't those the odss when you have the charm and use the masuda/murder method
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I’ve been searching random max raid battles online because I want to collect all the g-max forms and besides the common spawns (currently Milcery, Lapras, Appleton/Flapple and Coalassal) I’ve encountered more shiny gigantamax Pokémon that not. You just gotta memorize the g-max silhouettes.

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Oh thats actually a great way to do it, alot of people will host raids of shiny GMax Pokémon, thank you!